What is DELE exam?

DELE diplomas of the Spanish language are official accredited titles of the competence and command of the Spanish language, issued by the Cervantes Institute on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Vocational training of Spain.


The Cervantes Institute has a mandate for the academic, administrative and economic guidance of DELE diplomas.

DELE exams are administered and conducted exclusively by the network of recognized centers, all schools that belong to FEDELE CV are accredited schools.

DELE examination centers are required to manage and organize both the logistical and administrative part and the commercial dissemination of DELE exam sessions which are held every year (February, April, May, July, September, October and November).

DELE exams have been designed following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR) and the Manual for Relating Language Examinations to CEFR, both documents prepared by the Council of Europe.


DELE diplomas cover the following levels:

    • Diploma of Spanish level A1.
    • Diploma of Spanish level A2.
    • Diploma of Spanish level B1.
    • Diploma of Spanish level B2.
    • Diploma of Spanish level C1.
    • Diploma of Spanish level C2.


Los diplomas DELE están reconocidos internacionalmente, y gozan de un gran prestigio, no solo entre instituciones y autoridades educativas públicas y privadas sino también en el mundo empresarial y entre cámaras de comercio. Son una garantía oficial en la evaluación y certificación de la competencia lingüísticas en español. Son idóneos para facilitar la promoción laboral y el acceso a la educación tanto en España como en el resto de países donde se realizan las pruebas.

Candidates DELE

  • The Cervantes Institute accepts applications for CCSE exams from all those who pay the enrollment fees, regardless of their nationality and origin.
  • General CCGS tests are for literate students of all ages, although they are aimed for adults of 16 years of age or more.
  • Parents, tutors or legal representatives shall enroll minors of age or people without legal capacity to act.

More information

All the information can be found on the Cervantes Institute official website: