Your step ahead. Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf (ZDfB).

Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf corresponds to level four (B2) on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and calls for an independent command of the language.

After passing the examination, you will be able to do the following, for example:

  • make yourself understood appropriately in writing and verbally and react appropriately in everyday work situations
  • understand simple texts and draft routine correspondence relating to everyday corporate life.


Certificates issued by the Goethe-Institut are recognized throughout the world.

The examination is very widely recognized in trade and industry. We also offer interested companies our ‘Testservice Deutsch für den Beruf’.

Locations, prices, dates and enrollment

You can find the Goethe-Institut or examination partner closest to you here, along with information about locations, prices, dates and enrollment.
Testing locations

You can find answers to particular questions about the examination you are interested in taking under FAQs.


The Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf was developed jointly by the Goethe-Institut and telc GmbH.

    Testing locations

    You can take your examination at a Goethe-Institut in Germany.

    Examination fees

    List of examination fees at the Goethe-Instituts in Germany

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