Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris examinations
CCIP qualifications are recognised by companies and Higher Education institutions worldwide as validating French language communicative skills within a professional context at one of six levels defined by the Council of Europe Common European Framework.
As the only examination centre accredited by the CCIP in Normandy, French in Normandy offers its students and members of the public the opportunity to gain qualifications in professional areas—among them business, law, administration, diplomacy, tourism and hotel management, science and technology,health, and fashion. Currently 17 different diplomas are available, keyed to levels A2 to C2 of the CEFR.
The exams assess listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, along with topical knowledge, through multiple-choice questions and contextual tasks. Oral tests are marked locally and written tests sent to Paris.
Detailed information on topics covered, including a sample examination (Jeu témoin) with correction, can be found on the CCIP website.
You can prepare for exams by taking a French course, or working independently. Advice, textbook lists, and access to the dedicated Intranet (Blackboard) can be provided on request.
Registration pre-requisites and regulations
- CCIP examinations are not open to French nationals (passport justification may be required for registration).
- There is no language qualification and/or preparation course pre-requisite to taking any of the CCIP qualifications currently offered by French in Normandy.
- Provided that the examination schedule permits it, candidates can sit more than one of the above qualifications within a single session, except for DFP Affaires B2 and C1 which cannot be taken together.
- For the DFP Affaires C1, the topic of the oral presentation must be agreed by the Examination Centre.
Registration may be done on site at French in Normandy. Please note that no registration will be accepted without payment. In order to register you need to bring or send a complete application form and payment – payment can be made by cheque or bank card (in person or by phone).
Download the enrolment form for the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris examinations
Results and qualifications
You will be notified of your overall result over the summer months.
The certificate or diploma will be sent to your permanent address in September.
Please note that we are not in a position to provide detailed marks for each test.