Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF)

The Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF), designed by the France Education International and accredited by the French Ministry of Education, is a French language proficiency test for non-native speakers of French who wish to evaluate and have their level of proficiency certified for professional, academic or personal reasons.

In general, the TCF grades and ranks candidates at one of the six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2) on a scale defined by the Council of Europe (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). TCF grade results are reliable measurements for determining proficiency.

The Alliance Française de Pasadena offers :

  • TCF for the general public
  • TCF Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité (TCF IRN)
  • TCF for Quebec

Please be aware that we cannot advise you about your exam choice.

You can take private test prep classes: https://www.afdepasadena.org/learn-french/private-classes/#/

For each exam, please show a proof of vaccination or a less than 48h negative COVID test. 

If you take TCF Québec, you can be helped financially by the Délégation Générale du Québec to have test prep private classes with a TCF examiner with Alliance Française de Pasadena. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

You can also contact: afdepasadena@gmail.com

More info about TCF:



Complete the registration form.  Call the Alliance Française to process your payment or pay online: CLICK HERE

Registration will be completed only after Alliance Française de Pasadena acknowledges reception of your payment.

Each candidate is provided with a certificate stating the test results within four to six weeks of the test date. The results are valid for 2 years. Candidates can personally retrieve the certificate at the office. Alternatively, the certificate can also be mailed with a $10 fee.



Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to exam date  if the registrations are not closed because we can only welcome a limited number of candidates.

Deadline: May 15, 2023





Dates: June 5, 2023

  • May 15, 2023


TCF Intégration, Résidence et Nationalité (TCF IRN)

Date: June 1, 2023

  • May 15, 2023


More info about the exam: https://www.france-education-international.fr/test/tcf-irn

TCF Quebec

Date: June 6, 2023

  • May 15, 2023

Date: June 2, 2023

  • May 15, 2023


  • Compulsory only (multiple choice questions: compréhension de l’oral; maîtrise des structures de la langue; compréhension écrite): $200
  • Compulsory & writing: $285
  • Compulsory & oral test: $285
  • Full exam: $370
  • Registration fees: $15
TCF Quebec
  • Oral tests only (listening comprehension and speaking): $170
  • Writing: $85
  • Written comprehension: $85
  • Listening comprehension: $85
  • Speaking: $85
  • Full exam: $340
  • Registration fees: $15

To have more info about the modules of TCF Québec, click here.

A ID Photo is needed for your registration.

To have more info for a possible financial help for TCF QUEBEC test prep private classes, click here.

TCF IRN / TCF Canada
  • TCF IRN: $350
  • TCF Canada: $350

Registration fees included.