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Goethe Zertifikat Tests

How can I get an official German language certificate?

Goethe Institut Exams at the University of Washington




The Department of Germanics is an officially authorized testing center by the Goethe Institut. We offer examinations at the A1, B1, B2, and C1 level. All examinations are open to anybody. Please, note: We no longer offer the A2 and C2 exam.

To learn more information about different types of examinations, fees, or to find a sample test, please contact the Goethe Institut in San Francisco. 

Our next testing date will be on April 26th, 2018. This will be the only testing date this year.
Registration deadline: March 19, 2018.  If you are interested in taking an exam, you must register by the deadline. Please, register early, as the number of spaces is limited.

Register for the Exam

You must also submit a processing fee of $25 to reserve your space. This registration fee is due on Feb. 19, 2018*. The full price of the exam is due by March 19, 2018.

*Note: The registration fee will be counted towards the full price of the exam. If you fail to show up for the exam, you will not be reimbursed for the processing fee.


Please contact our program specialist Misha Neininger at for further questions.