Davidson College is an authorized testing center for Goethe Institute examinations—standardized tests designed to demonstrate proficiency in German.

We typically administer these examinations twice a year. You need not be a Davidson student to register.

Examinations and Fees

The following examinations may be taken at Davidson. Numbers refer to recommended contact hours, defined as 45 minute teaching units.

  • Goethe-Zertifikat A1 - 80-200 ($130)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat A2 - 200-350 ($140)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B1 - 350-600 ($160; Einzelmodul $70)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B2 - 600-800 ($180)

Next Testing Date

Examination Time/Date Location
B2 Thursday, 31 March 2022, 9 a.m. Wall 350


Your registration form (download here for A1, A2, B1, B2) and payment must be received by Nov. 1 for the B1 exam and March 1 for the B2 exam.

Make your check out to Davidson College and send form and check to the contact address below. You will receive electronic confirmation shortly after receipt of your letter. Please note that we are unable to refund your fee after the registration deadline.


Upon completion of the exam, allow six to eight weeks for your certificate to be delivered to the address specified on the registration form.



Burkhard Henke
German Studies Department
Box 6956
Davidson College
Davidson, NC 28035-6956