DELE Diplomas are the official accreditations of Spanish Language competency. If you want a definitive record of your command of the Spanish Language, you will need a DELE Diploma and the only way to achieve this is by taking a DELE exam.

DELE stands for Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera. DELE Diplomas follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) with DELE Diplomas available at all levels from A1 (beginner) to C2 (proficiency). Candidates can enroll for any of the levels on any of the DELE Exam dates 2021 without having taken any specific previous course.

DELE Diplomas are recognized both in Spain and internationally as the official guarantee of Spanish linguistic competence. If you are planning in 2021 to work or study in an environment that requires you to communicate in Spanish, it is highly likely that you will need to provide DELE accreditation of your current level. Registration for DELE exams 2021 begins on November 11th 2020.

Since 2015, anyone, regardless of their nationality or country of origin, is eligible to register for a DELE exam. DELE exams are divided into different areas with different tasks to assess the following skill sets: Reading comprehension, Written expression and interaction, Listening comprehension, and Oral expression and interaction.

DELE Exam dates 2021

Here are the  DELE Exam dates 2021:



Registration closes: 13/01/2021
Exam date: Friday 19th February 2021
Level: A2


Registration closes: 10/02/2021
Exam date: Friday 9th April 2021
Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1


Registration closes: 17/03/2021
Exam date: Friday 21st May 2021 (for school children)
Levels: A1, A2 & B1
Exam date: Saturday 22nd May 2021
Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2


Registration closes: 12/05/2021
Exam date: Friday 9th July 2021
Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1


Registration closes: 14/07/2021
Exam date: Friday 10th September 2021
Level: A2


Registration closes: 25/08/2021
Exam date: Friday 8th October 2021
Levels: A2, B1, B2


Registration closes: 06/10/2021
Exam date: Friday 12th November 2021 (for school children)
Levels A1 & A2/B1
Exam date: Saturday 13th November 2021
Levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

El Instituto Cervantes

Full details regarding DELE Exam Dates 2021 can be found on the Instituto Cervantes website. This is also where you should go to register for your DELE exam. El Instituto Cervantes is Spain’s official institute for Languages, created in 1991 by the Spanish government and administered through the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is recommended that you keep a close eye on the DELE Exam Dates 2021.