Do you need the DELE/SIELE certificate? Prepare and get the certificate with us!


The DELE and SIELE are exams that certify proficiency in the Spanish language. They perform the same function as Cambridge or TOEFL in English, for example. Both exams are covered by the Instituto Cervantes, a public institution that universally promotes the teaching, study and use of Spanish and contributes to the dissemination of Hispanic cultures abroad.

At our schools, as well as being able to take both exams, you can prepare for them with help from our teachers, who have been specifically trained through ELE courses run by the Instituto Cervantes. Best of all, most of our teachers are official examiners, so you’ll feel right at home during the exam.

If you register with us for the SIELE exam you’ll receive a 20% discount on the registration fee. 

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What are the differences between DELE and SIELE? 

If you are still not clear about the difference between one exam and the other and which one is best for you, we outline them below.

  DELE Exam SIELE Exam
What type of qualification is it?

Official qualification, awarded by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

Qualification created and promoted by the Cervantes Institute, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the University of Salamanca and the University of Buenos Aires.
Where is it recognised? It is internationally recognised, both in educational institutions and in the business world. It is internationally recognised, both in educational institutions and in the business world.
Is it valid for acquiring Spanish nationality?

Yes, this is the exam required by the Spanish authorities (minimum level A2).

In addition to the DELE, applicants must take the CCSE, a test that assesses knowledge of the Spanish Constitution and socio-cultural reality.

No, it is not accepted for Spanish nationality.

What is the validity of the qualification? It is valid indefinitely. It is valid for five years.
What levels are accredited?

It accredits levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

You can find the description of each level here. 


It accredits levels A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1.

How does the exam work?

At a given level, the complete exam must be taken on one of the dates pre-established by the Instituto Cervantes.

It is possible to take the full examination or to test skills separately.

Depending on the score, one level or another is accredited.

The candidate chooses the date and time of the exam.

Where do I register and sit the exam?

Register online, through the Instituto Cervantes's website.

The test takes place in a certified centre (such as our schools in Alicante, Granada, Barcelona and Madrid, for example).


Registration is done online, through the SIELE website. 

The test is done on a computer in a certified centre (such as our schools in Granada and Alicante).

If you register with us you receive a 20% discount on the registration fee. 

How much is the exam?  

It varies depending on the level you want to be accredited. It ranges from approximately 112 EUR to 234 EUR.

Check the prices here. 


The overall SIELE (with all skills) tested together is worth 155 EUR.

Each separate skill has a different price. You can check it on their website.