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Your next step forward: Goethe-Zertifikat B1

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.

The Goethe-Zertifikat B1 is a German test for young people and adults. It confirms that one has an independent grasp of the German language, and corresponds to the third level (B1) of the six-level competency scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Passing the test shows that the participant can...

  • understand key points of information about work, school and leisure time when standard language is being used.
  • handle most situations that one would encounter when traveling in German-speaking countries.
  • express oneself simply and coherently on familiar topics and areas of personal interest.
  • talk about experiences and events, describe dreams, hopes and goals, and provide brief explanations and statements of purpose.

B1 Prüfung:

  • Lesen: 65 minutes
  • Hören: 40 minutes
  • Schreiben: 60 minutes
  • Sprechen: 15 minutes

Total Time excluding breaks between modules: 3 hours

Further information and exercises for the Das Goethe-Zertifikat B1

Additional Exam Materials

Examination Fees

Current Goethe Atlanta students: $240
External candidates:$270

Need to retake individual modules?
One module -
Two modules - $160/$185
Three modules - $200/$220




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.