French Certification Exam
Diplôme de français professionnel (DFP)

Business French at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris Ile-de-France (CCI Paris Ile-de-France) offers exams to obtain French diplomas in specialized areas such as the Diploma of Professional French – domain “Business”.

This diploma is intended in particular for students of and personnel in businesses or administrations, in all functions which place them in communication, oral or written, with francophone interlocutors.

Adding a Diploma of Professional French to one’s CV provides recognized validation of competence to work in French in the specified domain and language level (from A1 – Beginner, to C1 – Expert).


Exam Overview


Language proficiency exams are taken online (using a PC at FIAF), followed by an oral interview.
They are made up of two parts:

  1. Understanding and processing information (between 45 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the level
    • Processing written information
    • Processing oral information
    • Interact via writing
  2. Interact orally (between 5 and 15 minutes, depending on the level, with a period of preparation)
    • Two role-playing activities.

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Candidate Prerequisites


Candidates must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Age 16 or older.
  • Proficient reader and writer. Completion of high school recommended.
  • Able to enter a piece of writing into a computer and use a mouse to select and/or move text.
  • Have some understanding of the realities of the professional world.

For more information on exams, contact Voahangy Siraisi, Coordinator, at 646-388-6691 or vsiraisi@fiaf.org.


Exam Dates


June 24, 2022
Registration Deadline: May 20, 2022

December 16, 2022
Registration Deadline: November 18, 2022


Safety Information


The health and well-being of our students, members, visitors, and staff are our number one priority.  We will be closely following strict guidelines recommended by the CDC and public health authorities regarding COVID-19.

All exam candidates must be vaccinated and are required to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing.  You must bring a proof of vaccination upon entering FIAF. 

More frequent building-wide cleaning schedule has been implemented.


Registration & Fees


DFP Affaires
A1/A2: $225 Member / $275 Non-Member
B1/B2: $225 Member / $275 Non-Member
C1: $235 Member / $285 Non-Member

Submit the following forms and documents:
Registration Form (pdf)
Payment Form (pdf)
• Photocopy of your passport pages

Please email completed documents to Voahangy Siraisi at vsiraisi@fiaf.org.

Registration is only completed once payment is completed. Payments are non-refundable, no exceptions.

Exam session transfers are subject to a $50 fee and only permitted before the Registration Deadline of your original exam session. Any candidate who submits a transfer request after this Registration Deadline is subject to repay the full exam fee. Participation can only be transferred to the next session (without penalty) in the case of sickness, provided that a doctor’s note is mailed (not via email) within three days of the original Exam Date. If you have registered for an exam and need to transfer to another session, please email vsiraisi@fiaf.org.


Preparation Tips


If you wish to take classes to prepare for these exams, we recommend the following options: