The results of the TCF ensure that candidates are reliably positioned on the Council of Europe's six-level scale (from A1 to C2).
The results are sent to the test centre within 15 days (excluding weekends and public holidays) of the test papers being received by the CIEP. Candidates must collect their certificate directly from the centre at which they took the TCF examinations.
Special case: computerised TCF. Candidates receive a provisional record of the results at the end of the test. They will receive their official certificate within the same time frame as for the TCF paper version.