Test Centre

Have your knowledge and skills in French recognized

The Test d’évaluation de français (TEF) (French assessment test) is an international gold standard for measuring French knowledge and skills. It attests to your level of French in any occupational, academic and mobility framework, particularly for:

  • Studying at the Université de Montréal, HEC Montréal or Polytechnique in the case of the TEF Admission
  • Studying at CEGEP (SRAM), in the case of the TEF Admission to CEGEP
  • Immigrating to Québec, ask for permanent residence in Québec with TEF Québec (TEFAQ) 
  • Immigrating to Canada and obtaining Canadian citizenship, in the case of the TEF Canada

Alle test session are held in person in Montréal. It is not possible to complete the test remotely.

The TEF changes starting Monday December 11, 2023

More information

TEF Admission to Université de Montréal, HEC or Polytechnique

TEF Admission to CEGEP

TEF Québec (TEFAQ)

TEF Canada


Preparing for the test

Test conditions and instructions

Results and certifications



Person with a disability – Accommodation for a session