The PLIDA certificate (Dante Alighieri Italian Language Project) confirms your knowledge of Italian as a foreign language.

The PLIDA certificate is intended for people whose mother language is not Italian.

The PLIDA exam is divided into six levels, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe (CEFR).

› PLIDA Levels

PLIDA A1 - A1 QCE (understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.)
PLIDA A2 - A2 QCE (can understand basic expressions and communicate in a simple manner.)
PLIDA B1 - B1 QCE (can understand and produce text on familiar topics and give opinions and descriptions)
PLIDA B2 - B2 QCE (can produce clear, detailed text and interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity)
PLIDA C1 - C1 QCE (can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. They can use language flexibly and effectively for all purposes)
PLIDA C2 - C2 QCE (can understand and express virtually everything with ease and differentiate finer shades of meaning)
PLIDA Juniores
The PLIDA Juniores is the Italian language certificate that the Dante Alighieri Society has designed for teenage students (13-18 years old).

Even if it requires the same general linguistic skills necessary to pass the tests in the normal PLIDA, the exam tests of the PLIDA Juniores propose texts and study materials that are more familiar to children 13-18 years.

The PLIDA Juniores assesses and certifies the competence in Italian as a foreign language of teenagers according to the first four language levels of competence proposed by the QCE: A1, A2, B1 and B2.
Who can take the exam

In generally the PLIDA certificate is intended for people whose mother language is not Italian, but also Italian citizens can be eligible to obtain the exam under certain circumstances (for work,study, ecc.)

The total exam score is expressed in 30 points for each test (Listening, Speaking, Writing, Reading). The certificate is immediately obtained with a minimum score of 18/30 on each of the four tests.

It is possible to keep the sufficient scores obtained for one year and try to pass the other tests in subsequent sessions during the same period of time.
  • specify your Italian language level on the CV;

  • obtain a long-stay permit in Italy.