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Catalan Language Certificates

The Institut Ramon Llull organises the exams to assess and certify knowledge of Catalan as a Foreign Language (CFL) outside of Catalan-speaking areas.


General regulations governing the exams to assess and certify knowledge of the Catalan language.


The Institut Ramon Llull certificates enable students to prove their level of knowledge of the Catalan language for academic and occupational purposes (public administration, businesses, institutions, etc.). The exam system is organised on a scale of five levels in line with the Common European Framework References for Languages:


Pre-registrationFrom 2/03/2018 to 25/04/2018
Payment termFrom 27/04/2018 to 07/05/2018
Basic user – elementary (A2): Writing Test19/05/2018
Independent user – intermediate (B1): Writing Test19/05/2018
Independent user – upper intermediate (B2): Writing Test12/05/2018
Proficient user – advanced (C1): Writing Test26/05/2018
Proficient user – proficiency (C2): Writing Test12/05/2018
Publication of results21/09/2018
Speaking Test dates: Examinees will be notified on the day of the Writing Tests.


Pre-registrationFrom 25/09/2018 to 17/10/2018
Payment termFrom 19/10/2018 to 31/10/2018
Basic user – elementary (A2): Writing Test10/11/2018
Independent user – intermediate (B1): Writing Test 10/11/2018
Independent user – upper intermediate (B2): Writing Test


Proficient user – advanced (C1): Writing Test24/11/2018
Proficient user – proficiency (C2): Writing Test24/11/2018
Publication of results8/02/2019
The Speaking Test will be announced the same day of the Writing Test.


The registration process is carried out in two steps via the virtual office

  • Pre-registration period open at all exam call locations.
  • Formalisation of registration with payment of the exam fees or confirmation in the case of locations where no fees are charged.

The Institut Ramon Llull reserves the right to cancel an exam if fewer than three people pre-register for a level in a given exam location. In the event of cancellation, the Institut Ramon Llull will inform the people affected, who will be able to take the exam at another location and pay the respective exam fee.


  • Basic user – elementary (A2) €30
  • Independent user – intermediate (B1) €35
  • Independent user – upper intermediate (B2) €35
  • Proficient user – advanced (C1) €40
  • Proficient user – proficiency (C2) €40

Any location in Africa, Central and South America and the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, India, Iran, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.


1st CALL

Aix-en-Provence, Amiens, Amsterdam, Bari, Beijing, Belgrade, Berkeley, Berlin, Birmingham, Bochum, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bristol, Brno, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cologne, Cork, Durham, Exeter, Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg, Granada, Havana, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Kiel, Krakow, Leeds, Leipzig, Lille, Lisbon, Liverpool, Lyon, London, Lorient, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Marburg, Maynooth, Mexico City, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Nantes, Naples, New York, Oxford, Paris, Poznan, Quito, Regensburg, Rennes, Rome, Saarlandes, Salamanca, San Sebastian, Santa Cruz, Santiago de Compostela, Sassari, Seville, Sheffield, St. Petersburg, Szeged, Toulouse, Turin, Venice, Verona, Washington DC, Wroclaw, Würzburg,Zadar, Zaragoza and Zurich.

 Examinations venues 1st call

2nd CALL

Asunción, Buenos Aires, Guadalajara (Méjico), La Plata, Mendoza, Osaka, Rosario, Santiago de Xile, Sao Paulo and Tokio


The results will be available at the virtual office on the date stipulated in the resolution.People obtaining a Pass grade will be able to download the corresponding certificate.

Sponsors of IRL projects

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

Generalitat de CatalunyaGovern Illes BalearsAjuntament de Barcelona

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