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Goethe-Institut Exams in Atlanta


All exams are administered in our
Peachtree Center location in Downtown Atlanta: 
233 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30303

Look HERE for directions and parking information. 


 

We are an official examination center!

Do you need a Goethe certificate for work, study, or a visa? Test with us - Goethe-Institut exams are recognized all over the world! 

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 language@goetheatlanta.org 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 other helpful links:

Test your German - not an official placement test (contact us at language@goetheatlanta.org 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.

A2 Zertifikat Adults Exam - A2 Fit Youth Exam
June 18th, 2024 @ 11:00 am
- Registration closes on June 4th -
Registration is non-refundable within 14 calendar days before the exam date

A1, B1, and Higher Level Exams will continue in August. 
Dates and times will be published at the end of May.

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. 

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.

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.

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.