Accredited TEF and DFP Test Center of FGCU Department of Language & Literature

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Since August 2023, the French division of the Department of Language and Literature at FGCU has been accredited by the CCI (Chamber of Commerce of Paris) and can now offer two official French language proficiency tests: the TEF (Test d’Evaluation du Français), and the DFP (Diplôme de Francais Professionnel).

To prepare for the TEF and the DFP, see information on the CCI official website:

For information, test dates availability, registration, and before any payment, please contact our FGCU Accredited TEF and DFP Test Center by email at



Created in 1998 by the Paris Ile-de-France CCI, the Test d’Evaluation de Français (TEF) is an international benchmark test that measures your level of knowledge and skills in French. Results are valid for two years.

The TEF It is recognized as official proof of language proficiency for:
  • Immigration purposes (residence and/or citizenship) to France, Canada and Switzerland: the TEF is officially recognized by the French Ministry of Interior to obtain the French Resident Card. It is also used by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), and the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés Culturelles du Québec (MICC) for permanent residency applications, Certificat de Sélection du Québec applications and Canadian citizenship applications.
  • Integrating a school/ university in France and in French speaking countries: the TEF is officially recognized since 2004 by the French Ministry of National Education and assesses the written and oral French language skills of all foreign students applying for undergraduate university enrollment in France. The TEF is recognized by many universities and schools, especially in Canada, to certify your level of French as part of the admission procedure.The TEF is a modular test. Depending on your objective and the steps you take, you should register for the TEF version that includes the tests you need.

For detailed information, see the following link :



In an increasingly competitive global market, businesses seek capable workers that are adapted to a globalized world. Among sought-after qualities in employees, fluency in multiple languages is an indispensable asset. French is one of the more valuable languages to master.

Not only is French the third most widely spoken language in the business world, it’s also the official language of the francophone world, which is comprised of 83 countries on 5 continents, containing 16% of the world’s population.

Certifying your ability to work in French in your job sector, no matter your level (A1- beginner to C1 – advanced), will make you a more valuable job candidate. Add a Diploma in French for Professions to your CV today!

Four different fields of expertise are available:
  1. Diploma in French for Business: it certifies that you are able to use oral and written French in an effective manner in the main situations of professional communication, and that you are fully prepared to handle the interpersonal, administrative and commercial aspects of company business.
  2. Diploma in French for Healthcare: this diploma is suitable for any person working in the medical field wishing to better communicate with patients, families and healthcare professionals. The Diploma in French for Healthcare is also intended for companies or institutions that want to expand their business to the French-speaking market.
  3. Diploma in French for Tourism, Hospitality, Catering: it assesses the level candidates have attained in comprehension and expression, both written and oral, by evaluating their performance of professional tasks: handling reservations, advising clients, or giving guided tours.
  4. Diploma in French for International Relations: this diploma is intended especially for executives from international or regional organizations who need to use French in the context of their professional activity, national administrative officials likely to play a role in the work of international or European institutions, and journalists.

For detailed information, see the following link:

Accredited TEF and DFP Test Center