Practical information

How was it developed?


The Référentiel pour les Premiers Acquis en Français and the DILF are the result of work carried out by the French Ministry of Culture's DGLFLF (Délégation Générale à la Langue Française et aux Langues de France, or general directorate for French and the languages of France), at the request of the French Ministry of Employment's DPM (Direction de la Population et des Migrations, or department for population and migration). The CIEP, a member of the group of experts, designs the DILF examinations and handles the pedagogic and administrative management of this diploma.

Who can take the DILF?


This diploma can be taken by anybody who has a very basic level of competency in French: adult beginners in French as a foreign language and new arrivals in France, who have had little or no education in their country of origin, and are often not able to read or write.

Where do I register?

From the start of 2007, there will be a list of test centres on this website. Candidates must register with the test centres.
For information on the dates of examination sessions, contact the test centre where you would like to take the diploma(s). If you have any questions regarding opening a test centre or holding an examination session, please contact the DILF office:

How much does registration cost?


The cost of registering for the diploma is set by the Commission Nationale. For information on fees, contact the examination centre where you would like to take the diploma(s).

Where are the test centres in France?


La liste des centres de passation est consultable au format pdf et sera complétée au fur et à mesure de l'ouverture de nouveaux centres.
Candidates must register with the test centres.
If you have any questions regarding opening a test centre or holding an examination session, please contact the DILF office:

DILF and DELF - DALF


The DILF is one of a range of qualifications in French for non-French-speakers. It is an initial step towards the DELF and DALF. Le DILF est un examen qui évalue le niveau A1.1. DELF and DALF are composed of 6 independent diplomas that correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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