fide test

Here you can register for the fide test on the CEFR levels A1 to B1. Please register at the latest 3 weeks before the date.The part Speaking and Understanding can be completed on a different level than the part Reading and Writing. The content is customised to Swiss every-day life. You will receive the results of the fide test, the Language passport and the certificate via post.

Offer: fide test 
Time commitment: 2 days
Exam times: individual times between 8.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.
Speaking and Understanding: 50 minutes, Reading and Writing: 75 minutes
Registration deadline: up to 3 weeks before the exam (including cost approval, if the costs are covered by a referring agent)
Childcare: no 

You can register for the entire fide test  or for either one of the parts (Speaking and Understanding or Reading and Writing). You can repeat or update exam as often as you like, when you have reached a higher language level. 

You can find a fide model test and an explanatory video here:

Complete examination (oral and written parts): CHF 250.– 
Oral examination: CHF 170.– 
Written examination: CHF 120.– 

Please read the regulations for the participation in the fide test  before registering. You can find the regulations here (in German)

Specifics: Until further notice, the Covid-19 certificate requirement 3G applies to the test. You can find more information in our FAQ. However, the requirements of the authorities (federal government, canton Basel-Stadt) can change at any time. Please inform yourself again on our website before the test begin.

FAQ: Here you find the most frequently asked questions to the corona pandemic and our courses.

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General terms and conditions Language competency fide and childcare

fide test

The registration for the fide test  is final. The fee must be paid before the exam.
For a cancellation up to two weeks prior to the date of the fide test we charge CHF 75.– cancellation fee. Thereafter without exception the entire fee is due.
Examination fees will not be refunded if you do not attend or do not pass the examination.

The K5 Basler Kurszentrum carries out the fide test. The correction and evaluation is carried out by the fide office, which is independent of the K5 Basler Kurszentrum.
By registering, the candidate agrees that the K5 Basler Kurszentrum may view the examination documents and the results (after correction and evaluation by the fide office) for quality assurance purposes.

Due to the current corona pandemic, the K5 Basler Kurszentrum is obliged to implement protective measures (e.g. keeping a distance, wearing a mask). By registering for the exam the participant confirms that the K5 Basler Kurszentrum is entitled to take appropriate measures if necessary. People with symptoms of illness are not allowed to take the exam. In this case, the examination fees will not be refunded.


The possibility of a childcare fee reduction will be reviewed at the time of registration. A fee reduction is based on a family’s income, which must be shown in writing when registering for a course. Residents of Basel-Stadt must provide verification that they receive a health insurance premium fee reduction; residents of Baselland must provide a salary statement.

The fees can be paid in instalments and must be paid in full by the end of the day care period booked.

Childcare registration may be cancelled at no cost up until two weeks before the course begins. As of the third course week, the full course fees will be billed.



Name and address
Residence permit
Complete fide test or partial examination
Previous German courses and fide test
Would you like to register your child/children for day care during the exam?

Regulations for the participation in the fide test*
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