What is a B1 certificate?

When applying for Italian citizenship by marriage, one of the requirements is an official B1 proficiency certificate.
This certificate is issued after passing a B1 PLIDA exam.

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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.
– More information on the PLIDA website
– View all accredited institutions

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How do I prepare for my B1 exam?

You need to have a knowledge of Italian at a B1 level 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).

  1. ARE YOU A BEGINNER?
    Learn Italian, starting from A1 level: visit our adult courses page for more information.
  2. DO YOU HAVE A B1 LEVEL?
    Join our next Exam Study Group to prepare for the exam format, get useful tips, take mock tests.
  3. FEEL CONFIDENT?
    Book your place for the exam session.

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When do PLIDA exam sessions take place in Cape Town?

There are generally two sessions a year at our premises in Gardens, Cape Town.
Check our Latest News page or contact us to find out when our next session will take.

What is the price of the PLIDA exam session?

The price is determined for each session depending on the number of students participating, and depending of the exchange rate Euro-Rand.

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Citizenship application services

La Dante offers sworn translations of the certificates that need to be presented with your Italian citizenship application.
Please contact us for a quote should you wish to make use of our professional translation services.