The PLIDA certificate

Please note that PLIDA exam sessions will run at La Dante in Cambridge for the 2018/19 academic year. To enrol, please contact us here

PLIDA (Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri)

The PLIDA certificate is an official Diploma issued by La Dante in Cambridge, a PLIDA certified centre in the UK. It is the official certificate required by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to obtain Italian citizenship. It is recognised by the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies as a qualification to prove proficiency in the Italian language for foreigners.

The PLIDA certificates attest proficiency in Italian as a foreign language on a 6-level scale according to the parameters established by the Common European Framework for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).

PLIDA logo on an orange background
PLIDA – L’italiano scritto. Parlato. Certificato.

The Syllabus and many other materials, e.g. admission tests to verify the level of proficiency in Italian and trial exams, are available online on the PLIDA webpage. Lookout for ‘Prove d’esame‘ (past exam papers).

Candidates may choose to take an exam at the level they feel is closest to their proficiency.

Exam sessions

The exams are scheduled on fixed dates by the PLIDA administration in Rome and are the same for all Certifying Centres:

  • 03/4/19 (deadline 28/3/19) – B1, B2, C1
  • 22/5/19 (deadline 15/3/19) – A1, A2, C2
  • 12/6/19 (deadline 5/6/19) – B1, B2, C1
  • JUNIORES 22/6/19 (deadline 15/6/19) – A1, A2, B1, B2
  • 31/7/19 (deadline 22/7/19) – B1, B2
  • JUNIORES 19/10/19 (deadline 11/10/19) – A1, A2, B1, B2
  • 20/11/19 (deadline 13/11/19) – A1, A2, B1

Future dates for later sessions will be released in the summer.

To enrol, please contact us here