What is a B1 certificate?
When applying for Italian citizenship through marriage, one of the requirements is an official B1 proficiency certificate.
This certificate is issued after passing a B1 PLIDA exam which we host once or twice per annum as an accredited PLIDA institution.
What is a B1 PLIDA exam?
PLIDA exams are official tests that we receive from Italy and get graded in Italy.
Dante Alighieri is the only accredited institution in South Africa to administer PLIDA exams.
– For more information hop over to the official PLIDA website
– Or follow this link to view all accredited institutions
How do I prepare for my B1 exam?
You need to have a knowledge of Italian at a B1 level (completed) to pass this exam.
If you are a beginner you can take classes to cover the levels up to, and including, B1 (A1, A2 and B1).
- ARE YOU A BEGINNER?
Learn Italian, starting from A1 level: visit our adult courses page for more information.
- DO YOU HAVE A B1 LEVEL?
Join our next Exam Study Group to get useful tips and take mock tests to best prepare for the PLIDA exam format.
- FEELING CONFIDENT?
Book your place for the exam session.
When do PLIDA exam sessions take place in Cape Town?
What is the price of the PLIDA exam session?
The price for each session is determined by the number of students participating, and by the exchange rate at the time of the exam session announcement (Euro-South African Rand).
Citizenship application services
La Dante offers sworn translations of the certificates that need to be presented with your Italian citizenship application, as well as assistance in submitting your application online.
Please contact us for a quote should you wish to make use of our professional translation and assistance services.