Following official information received yesterday pertaining to the Plan Vigipirate, applicable to all governmental and non-governmental institutions with a link to France, the  Alliance Francaise of Washington DC reserves the right to ask first-time visitors for their government-issue ID when they enter the building.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding. This procedure is temporary but will remain in place until further notice.

Registration for Language Certification Exams


To register click here, scroll down and select the exam AND the day. 

TEF Canada
  • If you need to take a French proficiency test for admission to undergraduate studies (first or second year Bachelor’s program only) take TCF DAP or DELF B2.
  • If you need to take a French proficiency test for a graduate school (Master’s program, PhD) or for a third year of undergraduate studies (Bachelor’s program) take the TCF DAP, DELF B2, DALF C1, or DALF C2.
  • DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française)and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language.
  • These certificates are valid for life. DELF and DALF consist of six independent certificates that correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • Everything you need to know about DELF (A1-B2)
  • Everything you need to know about DALF (C1-C2) 
  • To register, click here 

Diplôme d'aptitude à l'enseignement du Français langue étrangère (DAEFLE)

Le DAEFLE atteste de compétences à enseigner le français à des publics non francophones.

Tout ce qu'il faut savoir pour l'examen final DAEFLE-2023

Important information about Certification Registration

The health and well-being of our students, members, visitors, faculty, and staff will remain our number one priority.  

The AFDC’s Covid Policy, while following the guidelines recommended by the CDC and public health authorities, is stricter than  them, because of the AFDC’s architectural circumstances as a former historic residence.

This is why:

- All exam candidates must be vaccinated and up-to-date with their boosters ( the last shot cannot be more than one year): A proof of vaccination will be required upon entering the building.

- Masks are optional.

The AFDC has implemented the following anti-Covid19 measures:

- Bacteria-killing UC Lights have been installed in the HVAC units;

- Air purifiers with HEPA filers are in all classrooms and offices;

- Hand sanitizer stations can be found throughout the building.

 Seats for exams are limited to 5 persons per exam session.

Please, look at the exam calendar for any upcoming exam sessions. Make sure you choose the correct exam when you register. If you have a question about which exam to take, please email Jessy at:  Each exam has strict opening and closing registration deadlines  (check each specific exam section).

Diploma and/or exam certificates must be picked up in person, upon presentation of a valid, government-issued, ID.

Should an exam session be cancelled for inclement weather, technical problem with the platform during the exam, sickness , act of God, or any other circumstance beyond our control,  the AFDC cannot be held responsible for any personal arrangements made by the candidate (transport, accommodation, etc.).

The CCIP (for the TEF) and the FEI (for the TCF and Delf-Dalf) will not refund the candidate for a missed session, nor reimburse any personal expenses engaged to come and take the exam, even if this latter is canceled for any reason whatsoever. This is why, based upon unfortunate pre-pandemic experience, we have decided not to accept any longer candidates who live further away than 75 miles away from Washington DC.


Not sure what exam to take? Check out our comparison tool.

 To help you locate another Exam Center in the USA and which exam is administrated, please click on the following link.

1. Certification examinations are in high demand and fill up quickly. Your spot is not confirmed until after you registration form on the next page is completed AND payment has been accepted. 

2. If an exam is filled by the time you complete your registration, you will be placed on the waiting list. If you don't see this option online, please send a request to or call 2022347911. 

3. You may register another adult family member for an exam if they have been added to your AFDC account. To add a family member, visit your profile dashboard and scroll down to the button "Add a new Family Member". Once they are added to your account, you can select them from a dropdown that will appear below.

Certification Session Date Times Capacity
TEF Tout Public & TEF IRN- April 26, 2024 04/26/2024 10:00am - 5:00pm 5
TEF CANADA & TEF Quebec - May 10, 2024 05/10/2024 10:00am - 5:00pm 4