How to Register for the TEF?

Who Can Register for the TEF?

The TEF is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French. You must be at least 16 years old to take this test.

Registration with an Approved Test Center

Registration for the TEF can be made with a certified examination center.
You will find an updated list of the centers on the page: http://www.lefrancaisdesaffaires.fr/trouver-un -centre-approved/

How Many Sections Do You Need to Register for?

According to the version of the TEF you decide to take (Ex: TEF Canada, TEFAQ, TEF IRN), some sections are mandatory while others aren’t. For example, if your goal is to take the TEF Canada to immigrate there, then you must take at least the comprehension sections (reading and listening) and the expression sections (writing and speaking). However, if you want to take the TEF Canada to apply for Canadian citizenship, you’ll only need to take the oral sections of the test (listening and speaking).

Once you have registered, you will receive a notification by email with the date and time of the test.

If you want to take the TEF again, you have to wait at least two months.