Eligibility criteria

There are a few conditions that need to be verified before applying.

  • The centre must provide evidence of its legal status and abide by all existing legislation with regards to its status.
  • The centre must be able to prove that it has been providing training in French as a foreign language for at least three consecutive years.
  • If the centre operates all year round, it must deliver at least 2,400 hours of French as a foreign language teaching per year and employ full-time teaching staff on permanent contracts.
  • If the centre only operates for part of the year, it must deliver at least 1,200 hours of French as a foreign language teaching per year, spread over at least four months, with at least 300 hours of teaching per month. It must employ at least one full-time or part-time teacher on a permanent contract.

The centre in question must provide all appropriate official documentation to prove that they meet the four criteria listed above. In the event of any doubt as to the interpretation of these admissibility criteria the centre in question should contact FEI, as the operator of the certification scheme:

Email: meunier@france-education-international.fr