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 B1 - 350-600 ($160; Einzelmodul $70)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B2 - 600-800 ($180)

Next Testing Date

Examination Time/Date Location
B2 Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 9 a.m. Chambers 3209
B1 Monday, December 11, 2023 at 9 a.m. Dana 146


Your registration form (download here for B1 and here for B2) and payment must be received by Feb. 15, 2023 for the B2 exam and Nov. 10, 2023 for the B1 exam, respectively.

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