Take your Goethe Exam in Atlanta
Do you require evidence of your German language skills that is recognized all over the world? Do you need a Goethe certificate for work, study, or a visa? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! We offer Goethe exams for all levels of ability.
Our next exam in Atlanta is on October 14th/15th
The exact day and time for your exam level will be communicated after registration closes the evening of September 18th.
To accommodate all exam levels, we may spread out an exam over the course of two days, depending on registration numbers.
If you need an exam outside these dates, we encourage you to visit the website for the Goethe-Institut Washington and see if their offerings fit your needs.
Please read the guidelines on this page, consult individual exam pages for more details, terms and conditions, and exam contents of each exam level, and register for an exam at the bottom of this page.
COVID-19 Update: We require all exam participants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or to present a negative PCR test result from a medical facility taken within 72 hours of my exam start time to be admitted to an exam at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta.
A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after completion of a COVID-19 vaccination series (after the second dose of a 2-dose series, or after one dose of a single-dose vaccine). Proof of vaccination (vaccination card) is required. If you have been in close contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or have experienced any flu-like symptoms (e.g. fever, headache, dry cough, respiratory problems, diarrhea) within 10 days prior to the date of the exam, please stay home.
As of July 2022, we recommend wearing a mask while in the Goethe-Zentrum for events, classes, and exams. If the COVID risk assessment changes by the exam date, you may be required to wear a mask during the exam. Refusal to do so can lead to exclusion from the exam.
Once you register for an exam on our website, you may cancel your registration up to the date that registration closes, approximately 4 weeks before the exam date, and receive a full refund of your registration fee. After this deadline, your registration is non-refundable. If you are sick on exam day, have had COVID symptoms within 10 days of the exam, have a positive COVID test, or have been exposed to COVID, you can take the exam at no additional cost on the next date the exam is offered at Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta.
Review the overview of Goethe-Institut exam and course levels offered to find out which exam is appropriate for you. More detailed information about the Goethe-Institut exams and sample tests can be found on our central site. In Atlanta, we currently offer A1 Fit in Deutsch (age 10 - 16), A2 Fit in Deutsch (age 12-16), A1 Start Deutsch, A2 Zertifikat, B1 Zertifikat, B2 Zertifikat, C1 Zertifikat, and C2 Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom exams. Not all levels may be offered at all exam dates.
Please note: The standard turnaround time for exam results and/or participation certificates is up to 4 business weeks for levels A1-C1 after taking a Goethe-Institut exam at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta. C2 results can take up to 6 business weeks. For November testing dates, delays in processing results may occur due to the Christmas holidays.
We ask that you schedule your exam far enough in advance and to take the process times into consideration. We cannot expedite exam results to accommodate individual requests. Exam results are certified at our regional office before certificates are distributed.
Please contact our Language Program with specific questions and for further assistance.