Why aim for a Professional French Diploma?

A Professional French Diploma (DFP) values your ability to work also in French.

Valid for life, it is a real asset on your CV and facilitates your development within your company Or access to a new job.

In an increasingly competitive global market, French is a strength.

For example, it allows:

  • to approach a French-speaking company according to its cultural and professional codes
  • to expand a network of customers and/or suppliers
  • to meet a customer’s expectations in French
  • or to use resources available in French to enrich a market study.

Created in 1958, the professional French diploma tests have been revised and modernized in 2017 to be based on work documents authentic and real professional situations.

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The Professional French Diplomas promote mastery of French in the sectors ofBusinessInternational relationships, Tourism – Hospitality – Catering with levels ranging, on the European scale, from A1 (beginner) to C1 (confirmed).




From January 2019, Professional French Diplomas in the fields of Health, Law, Science and Technology and Fashion will no longer be offered. New diplomas in digital format are in preparation for the end of 2019.


Who are they recognized by?

Designed and delivered for over 60 years by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Ile-de-France, the Professional French Diplomas benefit from the influence of one of the most powerful chambers in Europe and in the world, which represents the interests of more than 670,000 companies.

These diplomas were also very quickly adopted by schools of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry and their partner schools around the world. Thus, professional French diplomas are recognized by HEC Paris and CEMS, The Global Alliance in Management Education, which brings together more than 30 Business Schools around the world.

In the United States, more than 30 universities have integrated Professional French Diplomas into their curriculum and nearly 1,000 students per year from these universities graduate with a Professional French Diploma.

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The Professional French diploma aim is also recognized by the French Ministry of the Interior to validate your level of French, with a view to obtaining a Resident Card or a application for naturalization to the French government.

Finally, all our Diplomas are registered with theInventory of the National Commission for Professional Certification (CNCP)To know more. In France, this registration in the Inventory allows learners, who follow training including passing this certification, to benefit from the financing of the Personal Training Account (CPF).

How to pass the tests?

Professional French Diplomas are aimed at all students and professionals who wish to attest to their level of French in a professional context.

The tests are accessible to candidates aged over 16.

You can either take the tests directly that correspond to the skills you wish to validate, or register for a preparation program.

The tests are taken online and followed by an oral interview.

They are in fact distributed into two parts :

1- Understand and process information (between 45 min and 2 hours depending on level)

  • Process written information
  • Process oral information
  • Interact in writing

2-Interact orally (between 5 and 15 min depending on the level with preparation time)

  • Two role-playing activities

If you think your situation requires a special arrangement, please inform the testing center before registering. He will tell you the steps to follow to assert your situation so that Business French can offer you adapted award conditions.