Results & Certificates

Results & Certificates

The results of the TCF Tout Public - Test de connaissance du français ensure that candidates are reliably positioned on the Council of Europe's six-level scale (from A1 to C2).

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The candidates’ results are sent to the test centre by France Éducation international, within 15 days (excluding weekends and public holidays) of completing the test.

Certificates are sent to the candidate by e-mail, within 15 days after the exam date. The certificates feature a new design including a QR code which candidates can scan to get an in-depth description of their results. Printed copies (PDF printed on standard white paper) are issued only on request via our Customer Service, which will then be mailed by post to the candidate within 15 days from receiving the request.

What does the certificate look like?

This certificate shows:

  • the test centre name and session date;
  • the first and last names of the candidate;
  • the candidate code;
  • information related to: date of birth, nationality, country of birth and native language(s);
  • the test results: overall score and level;
  • results categorised by ability, score and level;
  • potentially, the marks obtained in the optional examinations (marked out of 20 points). On the back, you will find a grid of the levels and key for the scores: a detailed grid for ability and an overall grid. The levels are indicated in terms of ability ("this person is able to... ") so that the end-users for this certification (academic bodies or employers) can recognise that the certificate holder is able to understand or express themselves in French.

The TCF - Tout Public test assesses six levels of knowledge of French (defined in reference to the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

A1 not achieved A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
0 to 100 points 101 to 199 points 200 to 299 points 300 to 399 points 400 to 499 points 500 to 599 points 600 to 699 points

Recognised by fide

The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) maintains a list of recognised language certificates. Listed are exams by the Goethe-Institut and the French exam TCF - Tout Public that Swiss Exams offers. The fide language passport serves as proof for naturalisation, residence permit (B) and settlement permit (C). The language passport can be applied for TCF (only with Épreuves complémentaires) at the fide office (costs CHF 20.-).

If you have successfully passed the French exam TCF - Tout Public (only with Épreuves complémentaires), all you need to do is fill out the form below and send in the supporting documents.

How to apply for the fide passport

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