What is the PLIDA certificate?
The PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri) certificate certifies competence in Italian as a foreign language.
With the PLIDA certificate you can:
- clearly states on your CV your ability to use the Italian language;
- enrol at an Italian university without taking the Italian exam (level B2 or C1);
- obtain a long-stay permit (permesso di soggiorno);
- obtain Italian citizenship (level B1).
What is the test?
The PLIDA examination is divided into six levels identified in the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:
|Elementary Italian||PLIDA A1 A1 CEF (Contact level)|
|PLIDA A2 A2 CEF (Survival level)|
|Intermediate Italian||PLIDA B1 B1 EQF (Threshold Level)|
|PLIDA B2 B2 EQF (Progress level)|
|Advanced Italian||PLIDA C1 C1 CEF (Level of effectiveness)|
|PLIDA C2 C2 CEF (Level of mastery)|
Who can take the exam?
The PLIDA certificate is intended for non-native speakers of Italian. The PLIDA is also open to all Italian speakers, Italian citizens or foreigners, who need a certificate of competence in Italian as a foreign language for study, work or other types of reasons.
With the entry into force of Presidential Decree 86 of 14 May 2010, citizens of the Trentino-Alto Adige who provide a valid language certificate (PLIDA, CELI, CILS, IT) are exempted from taking Italian language exams for the issue of bilingualism licence. For further information and to know how to register for the exam sessions, please contact Dante Alighieri Society Committee of Bolzano or the Committees operating in Austria.
When can you take the exam?
|Dates||Levels||Deadline for submission of applications|
|23 FEBRUARY 2022||A2 – B1||11 FEBRUARY 2022|
|16 MARCH 2022||B2 – C1||04 MARCH 2022|
|18 MAY 2022||A2||06 MAY 2022|
|15 JUNE 2022||B1 – B2 – C1||3 JUNE 2022|
|25 JUNE 2022 – JUNIORES||A1 – A2 – B1 – B2||14 JUNE 2022|
|27 JULY 2022||B1 – B2||15 JULY 2022|
|29 OCTOBER 2022 – JUNIORES||A1 – A2 – B1 – B2||17 OCTOBER 2022|
|30 NOVEMBER 2022||A2 – B1||18 NOVEMBER 2022|
|1 DICEMBER 2022||B2 – C1 – C2||18 NOVEMBER 2022|
Registration and examination fees
For information 0039 049 774152 – Int. 1
Results will be communicated within 60 working days of receipt of the exam materials
Candidates may request an urgent correction: exam papers will be corrected within seven working days after all exam materials have been collected and checked by the Central Office.
For more information about fees and how to repeat a test, please contact the following addresses: 049774152 – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Single abilities recovery
For more information: tel. 0039 049 774152, int. 1 – email: email@example.com