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Dear candidates,


Thank you very much for your interest in taking the exam or a certification at Alliance Française of Washington DC. Regretfully, because of the current sanitary crisis, the AF of Washington DC must cancel all scheduled exams and certifications (except Test d’accès DAEFLE) until further notice. To help you locate another Exam Center in the USA and which exam is administrated, please click on the following link.

The Test de connaissance du français (TCF), designed by the Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques (CIEP) and accredited by the French Ministry of Education, is a French language proficiency test for non-native speakers who need their level of proficiency certified. Alliance Francaise de Washington now only offers the TCF-DAP (TCF pour la demande d'admission préalable) which is for those applying as a first-year undergraduate student (L1) at a French university or a French school of architecture.  Note that the AFDC uses the paper and electronic version of this exam.


Upcoming TCF exam sessions TBD

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Please note that exam centers in other cities may offer more TCF sessions throughout the year. For exam centers outside of DC, please consult the list of exam centers by clicking here

There will be no TCF sessions in July and August.
Please note that a minimum is 30 days must be respected between each TCF exam if you wish to retake it.  Otherwise, your registration will be cancelled by the CIEP.
Please note that the AFDC reserves the right to close registrations early if we reach maximum capacity before the deadline. You may email to be placed on a waiting list in this case. Similarly, a testing session may be cancelled if there are fewer than 3 participants. If this happens, we can move your registration to the next session. No refunds or credits will be issued if a registered candidate misses an exam session.








All fees must be paid in full at time of registration. 

Exam fees are not refundable after the registration deadline. In case of withdrawal before the registration deadline, a $25 fee will be applied. 


The CIEP delivers a certificate that rates the candidate’s quantitative and qualitative performance and provides an analysis of results. Results are normally available 2 weeks after the exam and are valid for two years.

For more information about TCF, please visit