The Professional French Diplomas (DFP) are designed by the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry for companies and young professionals. The diplomas in Professional French are recognized by several ministries in Europe (France, Switzerland, Italy, Lithuania, Czech Republic, etc.) In France, they are also registered in the inventory of the Commission nationale de la Certification professionnelle (CNCP). They are aimed at all applicants who need proof of their knowledge of French, particularly in the context of professional life.
Levels of the DFP
The competence to work in a business area in French can be acquired at levels A2, B1, B2 and C1.
However, the DFP is also structured according to professional topics. The DFP affaires for B2, C1, C2 is aimed at business and commercial French. The DFP secrétariat for B1, B2 is aimed at assistant and secretarial activities. The DFP tourisme for B1 is aimed at the tourism, hotel and restaurant industry. The DFP scientifique et technique for B1 to science and technology. The DFP juridique diploma for B2 in legal language skills. The DFP médical for B2 to the medical or paramedical sector.
Target groups of the DFP
The DFP diplomas are aimed at all students and professionals who wish to demonstrate their level of French in a professional environment. They are available from the age of 16 and can be taken in more than 120 countries.
Advantages of the DFP
The DFP diploma is recognized worldwide and is specifically designed for a professional context. It can be taken at different levels worldwide. The diploma can be obtained from the age of 16.
Goals of the DFP
The aim of the diploma is to acquire French language skills in essential situations of professional life. The focus is on listening and reading comprehension.
The test contents differ according to the specific diploma as follows:
The DFP affaires (possible in B2, C1, C2) requires a sound knowledge of business and commercial French.
The DFP secrétariat (possible in B1, B2) requires operative French skills in the field of assistance and secretarial activities.
The DFP tourisme (for B1 level) requires language skills in the field of tourism, hotel and restaurant business.
The DFP scientifique et technique in level B1 requires specialized knowledge of French in the fields of science and technology.
The diploma DFP juridique in level B2 requires legal language skills.
The DFP médical in level B2 requires language skills in the medical or paramedical field.
Cost of the DFP
The fees for the degrees are freely determined by the examination centers.
Registration for the DFP
Registration is done at one of the examination centers. In addition, the examination is also held directly at the Paris Ile-de-Fance Chamber of Commerce and Industry at 6 avenue de la Porte de Champerret (Paris 17ème).