Bishop’s has become the only accredited location outside Montreal and Quebec City to administer the Test d’évaluation du français (TEF) certification and Diplôme de français professionnel (DFP) thanks to an international partnership with the Chambre de commerce et d’Industrie Paris – Île-de-France (CCI).

Those who need to demonstrate an internationally-recognized standard of French competency – such as New Canadians settling in Quebec, for instance – can now conveniently pass their test at Bishop’s University and no longer need to travel to Montreal or Quebec City.

The tests Bishop’s is now accredited to administer include the Test d’évaluation de français pour l’accès au Québec (TEFAQ) the CCI’s French fluency test which is recognized by the Ministère de l’Immigration de la diversité et de l’Inclusion du Québec (MIDI) to demonstrate the required B2 level of French proficiency for New Canadians who wish to establish themselves in Quebec.

Through this partnership, Bishop’s joins numerous other institutional partners of the CCI around the world who are accredited to certify this examination. By playing this role within our local community in the Eastern Townships, Bishop’s University once again demonstrates its commitment to being an active and positive force for knowledge mobilization within our welcoming and inclusive community.

Information on the Test d’Évaluation de Français pour le Québec (TEFAQ)


Created in 1998, the Test d’Évaluation de Français pour le Québec is a globally accepted exam which assesses your level of proficiency in French. The results are valid for a period of 2 years.

Why take a TEF exam?

The TEF exam promotes global mobility and access to job opportunities for future professionals by facilitating the following procedures:

  • study in France or Canada,
  • work in France, Canada, or Quebec,
  • citizenship in France, Canada or Switzerland.

Which exams for which tests?

The exam options vary according to the type of TEF exam chosen:

 TEFTEF for study in FranceTEF for naturalizationTEF permanent residencyTEF for immigration to CanadaTEF for immigration to Quebec (TEFAQ)
Oral Comprehension
Written Comprehension
XX XXOptional
Oral Expression
Written Expression
XX XXOptional

Registration & Conditions

Exams date:

December 2, 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
In the Library Learning Commons

Candidates will receive an automatic confirmation email after completing registration. Please check your junk mail folder.

Please note that there will be no refund of exam fees.

Please note that the exam can only be taken in person.

On the day of the test, bring the following with you:

  • A pair of wired headphones with a jack adapter.

Please note that candidates without these documents will automatically be refused access to the test. No candidate will be admitted without all of the above documents and the fees will NOT be reimbursed. It is the candidate’s responsibility to have all the required documents before arriving on site. No exceptions will be made.


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Moreover, improve your practice by combining your PrepMyFuture access with tutoring hours. We recommend the self-employed tutors Valérie Blache ( and Ocean Francoeur ( You will find additional information on the website of Bishop’s University’s French Help Center.

Who to contact for questions?

For more information on upcoming exams at Bishop’s University, please contact:

Prof. Sarah Théberge
Department Chair of Études françaises et québécoises

Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2050