The Franco-British Chamber has been certifying levels of proficiency in business English for over a century.

Its certifications are widely recognized in the business world, in France and throughout Europe, with levels corresponding to those of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF).

  • You are an individual candidate
    Our consultants will help you choose the certification that best suits your needs and guide you in your preparation.
  • You are an English teacher
    We offer Teacher’s Guides and Teacher’s Packs with past papers and sample tests to help you understand each exam and provide your students with effective preparation.
    In addition, we can come to make a presentation for your classes and assist you in organizing your private sessions.
  •  You are a training organization
    Our consultants are at your disposal to help you set up training courses preparing for the Franco-British Chamber certifications and to organise sessions for your trainees.
  • You are a Training Manager or HR Manager
    Our in-house language assessment specialists are at your disposal to explain how to use the BEST tests in recruitment and career management or to measure and certify skill levels before and after your language training.

1/ Level testing
Business English Skills Tests (BEST)
Level: Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1/C2)The BEST tests are tests in professional English for French-speaking learners who wish to measure and certify their level, both in writing and orally. They are listed in the Specific Directory of the National Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP) and are eligible for funding by the CPF with the code 236066.

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2/ Diplomas

  • Certificate in English for Business Communication (EBC)
    Level: Intermediate (B1) to Strong Intermediate (B2)
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  • Diploma in Business English (DBE)
    Level: Advanced (C1/C2)
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The EBC and DBE exams are designed for French-speaking learners (students, employees, job seekers) wishing to acquire an intermediate or advanced level in business English.

3/ Recognition of the Chamber’s certifications

The Franco-British Chamber’s Level Reference System, which is aligned with the levels of the Common European Framework, guarantees the recognition of our certifications throughout all the countries of the European Union and beyond.

To consult the Level Reference system Click here

The certifications of the Franco-British Chamber are also recognised by the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe, of which the Franco-British Chamber is a member.

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