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:

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
24 FEBRUARY 2021 A2 11 FEBRUARY 2020
17 MARCH 2021 B1 – B2 – C1 – C2 4 MARCH 2021
26 MAY 2021 A2 13 MAY 2021
16 JUNE 2021 B1 – B2 – C1 3 JUNE 2021
26 JUNE 2021 – JUNIORES A1 – A2 – B1 – B2 14 JUNE 2021
28 JULY 2021 B1 – B2 15 JULY 2021
23 OCTOBER 2021 – JUNIORES A1 – A2 – B1 – B2 11OCTOBER 2021
1 DICEMBER 2021 A2 – B1 18 NOVEMBER 2021
2 DICEMBER 2021 B2 – C1 – C2 18 NOVEMBER 2021

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 plida@ciels.it

Single abilities recovery

For more information: tel.  0039 049 774152, int. 1 – email: plida@ciels.it