DTZ language exam

  • Language level required for naturalisation
  • Graded on scale (A2–B1)
  • Final exam for integration course
  • In combination with the “Life in Germany” test comprises the “Zertifikat Integrationskurs”

In the DTZ language exam, two language levels are examined simultaneously. The test offers a analysis of your language skills in various areas at the A2 and B1 levels. Though the test is graded on a scale, BAMF requires an overall B1 result to fulfill their language requirements. After also passing the “Life in Germany” Test, you receive the "Zertifikat Integrationskurs".

  • The DTZ certificates are sent to us approximately three weeks after the test date and are available for pick up from our front desk.
  • Should you receive an A2 certificate for the DTZ, you can apply to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge - BAMF)  to retake the test with an additional 300 teaching units of lessons to review. The test is included as long as you have regularly taken part in the integration course.

Fees

  • self-paying participant €140

BAMF supported participants excluded.

Schedule

  • 11 Jun 2022 Closing date: 11 May 2022 Late entry until: 25 May 2022
  • 25 Jun 2022 Closing date: 25 May 2022 Late entry until: 08 Jun 2022
  • 23 Jul 2022 Closing date: 23 Jun 2022 Late entry until: 07 Jul 2022
  • 20 Aug 2022 Closing date: 21 Jul 2022 Late entry until: 03 Aug 2022
  • 17 Sep 2022 Closing date: 18 Aug 2022 Late entry until: 01 Sep 2022
  • 29 Oct 2022 Closing date: 29 Sep 2022 Late entry until: 14 Sep 2022
  • 26 Nov 2022 Closing date: 26 Oct 2022 Late entry until: 12 Oct 2022
  • 17 Dec 2022 Closing date: 18 Nov 2022 Late entry until: 03 Dec 2022
  • 28 Jan 2023 Closing date: 28 Dec 2022 Late entry until: 11 Jan 2023
  • 25 Feb 2023 Closing date: 26 Jan 2023 Late entry until: 10 Feb 2023
  • 25 Mar 2023 Closing date: 23 Feb 2023 Late entry until: 10 Mar 2023
  • 27 May 2023 Closing date: 28 Apr 2023 Late entry until: 12 May 2023
  • 24 Jun 2023 Closing date: 24 May 2023 Late entry until: 09 Jun 2023

By passing this exam, you certify your language ability at the A2 or B1 level. Please be aware that late entries can only be accepted under certain circumstances. A €20 fee applies to all late registrations accepted. Registration and late registration deadlines: 3:00pm on the above-listed dates.