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Certified Goethe Exams 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! Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta is a certified Goethe-Institut examination center.

Please note: All Goethe and CEFR based language exams are pass/fail exams. There is no progressive grading scale across different levels in any of the exams, and each exam level is meant to provide evidence of your previously acquired language skills at the level you register for. If you need help finding out what exam level matches your language learning background, your ability to comprehend written and auditory information, your active written communication skills, and your verbal presentational and interpersonal communication skills, please contact us at with a phone number for a callback and consultation.

We strongly suggest that you familiarize yourself with exam preparation materials and the (free) model exams on the Goethe-Institut website before registering for an exam. Here are helpful links:

Test your German - not an official placement test (contact us at for that), but it gives you an idea

Official Goethe-Institut website (in English) with access to practice material and model exams for each level

Video: Language acquisition and CEFR levels - guidelines and timelines to get to the desired level

Information for Au-pair A1 candidates - do you want to be an au-pair in Germany, Austria or Switzerland?

Upcoming Exam Dates in Atlanta
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Check back with us for more dates and other levels on a regular basis.

B2, C1, C2 Exams - April 13th, 2024
Start times in the morning between 8:00 and 10:45 am,
TBD based on final registrations per level
Register now 

- Registration closed on March 27th -
Registration is non-refundable after registration closes

A1 Start Deutsch (Adults) Exam
May 7th, 2024 @ 11 am
- Registration closes on April 22nd -
Registration is non-refundable after registration closes

B1 Zertifikat Exam
May 8th, 2024 @ 9 am
- Registration closes on April 22nd -
Registration is non-refundable after registration closes

More dates for all levels will be published as they become available. We offer exams at all levels throughout the year.

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. 

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. 

COVID-19 Update: As of December 2023, we do not require masks or vaccination. 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 2 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 level is appropriate for your German skills. 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 on various dates throughout the calendar year.

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. 

Exam Registration

With your exam registration, you acknowledge the Goethe exam guidelines and Terms and Conditions. Guidelines as well as Terms and Conditions are available for download on the information page for your exam level.