TCF TP (TEST DE CONNNAISSANCE DE FRANCAIS, tout public, sur ordinateur)  


Fees :

  • Required test : 65€ per test
  • Optional test : 35€ per test


Established in 1999, the Test de Connaissance du Français (TCF), developed by the CIEP is a linguistic level test in general language French open to the general public without specific preparation.


The TCF is presented as a multiple choice set of questions comprising 80 items.

The compulsory test cover:

  • Oral comprehension
  • Command of grammatical structures
  • Written comprehension


The marking of the TCF is centralized at the CIEP. The TCF places the candidates on the scale of the levels defined by the European Council. There are also two optional creative written and oral tests (duration of tests: 2h).




Registration are open at AF Lyon, within the limits of the available places. A certificate, valid 2 years, is sent 3 weeks after the examination. A temporary certificate is delivered just after the examination.

JUILLET : le mercredi 25/07/18 Inscriptions avant le 25/06/18 


Important : If you have already been enrolled for the TCF tests, you must wait 30 days to register again for a new session.


a) You can download the TCF registration form : and return the form filled and signed up along with the payment to our address as soon as possible after registration has started.


Alliance Française de Lyon

11, Rue Pierre Bourdan

69003 Lyon


Exams and certifications office opening hours for registration: Monday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm and Friday from 9am to 12pm.


b) After your registration we will send you a "Convocation aux Epreuves du Test de Connaissance de Français" by mail. This notice will be requested when you take the TCF tests.


c) In order to forward your notice and your TCF certificate by mail, please attach to your form, two stamped and self-addressed envelopes (270x161 mm in size). Alternatively, you will have to personally fetch your notice and afterwards your certificate from the secretariat of the Alliance Française de Lyon.




After receiving your notice, you are required to present yourself at the Alliance Française de Lyon, 11 rue pierre Bourdan, 69003 LYON.


Note : No candidate will be allowed to enter the room after the test has started.

There will be no registration refund in the case of absence.


NB : You must bring a black ballpoint pen.

You must bring your notice and as a control measure an identity document (passport, national identity card) will be required before the start of the tests.

Non-official identity documents will not be accepted.


For more information : www.ciep.fr









Information and registration: 


+33 (0)4 69 16 45 03



Opening hours:

- Monday: 2 to 5pm

- Friday: 9am to 12pm