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The Languages Service administers DELE Spanish language tests (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) at levels A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes. DELE is an official certificate attesting the level of competence in and command of Spanish language granted by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
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Who can register for the test

Literate people of any age, although the language tests are thought for those over 16 years old.


  • A2: €134
  • B1: €170
  • B2: €201
  • C1: €219
  • C2: €234


DELE certificates are fully recognised by the University of Valencia and all Spanish academic institutions and administrative bodies to prove knowledge of Spanish language.


Register online here:

2024 calendar, registration period and levels

The Instituto Cervantes offers different dates throughout the year with limited places available. The University of Valencia administers some of them in 2024:

12 April
(9 a.m.)
Ends 21 February A2, B1, B2, C1
18 May
(9 a.m.)
Ends 3 April A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
23 November
(9 a.m.)
Ends 9 October A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

These are the dates for the writing tests. The speaking tests may not coincide on the same day and may be held on a date closely after. Before the date of the examination, candidates will receive an email with all the information about the time and location. 

Structure and contents

Click on the levels to see tests models and contents:

Results, revisions and certificates

Approximately three months after the test, the Instituto Cervantes will inform candidates that the results have been released by sending a message to the e-mail they specified on their registration form. Candidates will then be able to access their results, request a revision and, if they received the status of "competent", download a DELE diploma official certificate. Everything has to be done by entering the personal area on the Instituto Cervantes webpage. Besides, approximately six months after taking the test, candidates will be contacted to collect the certificates or to receive them by post.

More information

Visit the DELE website for more information about the tests: