Plida certification


The “Niccolò Cusano” University – Telematica Roma is an authorized PLIDA Certification Centre. The PLIDA Certification (Dante Alighieri Italian Language Project), acknowledged by the Italian State, certifies competence and skills acquired in Italian as a foreign language on the basis of the 6 levels included in the Common European Framework for Languages of the Council of Europe.

Who can take the PLIDA exam:

  • foreign citizens;
  • citizens with dual citizenship (Italian and foreign) whose native language is not Italian;
  • citizens with dual citizenship (Italian and foreign) who have not completed an entire high school program in public or private high schools in Italy or abroad;
  • bilingual or trilingual citizens;
  • citizens who intend to take part in public recruitment competitions in Italian special status regions or in bilingual or trilingual territories which require Italian language certificates;
  • "PLIDA Juniores" is a specific exam which refers to the first 4 levels (A1, A2, B1, B2) included in the Common European Framework for Languages, designed for young people between the age of 13 and 18.

With a PLIDA certificate, you can:

  • apply for enrolment in Italian universities and High Artistic, Musical and Dance Training Centres (AFAM);
  • apply for Italian citizenship;
  • apply for an EC residence permit for long-term residents (previously residence card);
  • obtain study visas.

Exam dates


A2, B1

Wednesday 23 February


B2, C1

Wednesday 26 March



Wednesday 18 May


B1, B2, C1

Wednesday 15 June

June (Juniores)

A1, A2, B1, B2

Saturday 26 June


B1, B2

Wednesday 27 July

October (Juniores)

A1, A2, B1, B2

Saturday 29 October


A2, B1

Wednesday 30 November

B2, C1, C2

Thursday 1 December


Italian online and in presence courses

  • Ordinary course
  • Intensive course
  • Individual lessons
  • Preparation course for PLIDA exam.


For further information on courses and single exams, please feel free to contact:
Ilary Langeli - Person in charge of PLIDA E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: +39 329.2075602 (from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm).