SFU's DELF-DALF Exam Centre offers two exam sessions per year, in March and November.

The exams offered at SFU are intended for students and future students of SFU and UBC. 

If you cannot take the exam in March or November at our centre, the Alliance française de Vancouver offers an exam session in June.  If you are not an applicant to or student at SFU or UBC, please contact the Alliance française de Vancouver.  The University of Victoria also offers exam sessions. 

Upcoming exam sessions at SFU in 2023

November 2023 (registration is not open yet)

  • B1   Collective exam on November 22, 2023 from 8:30 am to 10:55 am
            Individual exam from November 20 to 25, 2023
  • B2   Collective exam on November 23, 2023 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am
            Individual exam from November 20 to 25, 2023
  • C1   Collective exam on November 24, 2023 from 8:30 am to 1 pm 
            Individual exam from November 20 to 25, 2023

Group Tests

For each exam level, all candidates take the group tests together on the same day at the same time.

The group tests begin at 9 a.m.  Candidates should arrive 30 minutes before the start of the group tests.  Candidates arriving after the start of the group tests (during the audio file) will NOT be allowed to take the exam.

Individual Tests

For the individual tests, each candidate is scheduled separately. You cannot choose the date or time of your test. Whenever possible, we will try to schedule your individual speaking test on the same day as the group tests.  If the number of candidates does not allow us to schedule the individual tests on the same day as the group tests, your individual test may be scheduled another day (before or after the group tests, including Saturdays, within two weeks of the group tests). 


  • The dates, times and locations of exams will be sent to candidates by email approximately one week prior to the week of DELF-DALF exams taking place.
  • The number of spots for each exam is limited. If there are no more spots available or if it is past the registration deadline, contact


The exam sessions generally take place on one of the campuses: SFU SurreySFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre) or SFU Burnaby.










Your spot will be confirmed only after registration and payment of exam fees.

Can anyone take the exam?

The DELF tout public and the DALF are intended for adults and young adults whose first language is not French (born in a non French-speaking country and not in possession of a teaching certificate for secondary or postsecondary) and are seeking an assessment of their language proficiency for personal or professional reasons.  These exams are also intended for current or future students at SFU or UBC.

Candidates can take the same exam as many times as necessary, until they pass.
However, if you already obtained a diploma and want to take the same level exam again, you must agree to have your previous diploma revoked. A written statement is required before taking the exam. Once your previous diploma revoked, whether you pass or fail the exam subsequently, your previous diploma will no longer be valid.