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Examiner qualification telc Deutsch C1−C2

Would you like to be an oral examiner for German for the levels C1 and C2?

In this qualification, you will learn to differentiate between the levels and objectively assess oral language at C1 and C2 with all its complexity and challenges.

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Your tasks as an examiner

The advanced use of language presents examiners with special challenges: differentiating between levels C1 and C2, considering language repertoire within complex topics and accurately assessing competence. 


As a licensed telc examiner, you will assess the test takers’ oral performances confidently, objectively and at the appropriate level. 

Which examinations can I examine with the Deutsch C1-C2 licence?

With this examiner licence, you are authorised to administer the following telc examinations: 


  • telc Deutsch B2·C1 Beruf
  • telc Deutsch C1
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • telc Deutsch C1 Beruf
  • telc Deutsch C2

* Examining doctors require a separate licence to take the telc Deutsch B2-C1 Medizin specialised language test, which they take together with a licensed telc examiner.

Participation requirements

Formal criteria:

  • Teaching experience: a total of at least 450 teaching hours in the target language at the CEFR levels of the desired license
  • Language competence appropriate to the role, near native speaker ability

Subject knowledge in accordance with the preparation module

  • Relevant CEFR competence levels and task-based language learning
  • Formats of the telc exams included in the license
  • telc assessment criteria
  • Procedure of telc examinations
  • telc examination regulations

LIVE online qualification: technical requirements

  • PC or laptop with camera
  • Headset (recommended)
  • Secure internet connection

Licensing requirements

  • Completion of all participation requirements
  • Presentation of a valid government-issued photo
  • Active and appropriate participation in the qualification
  • Appropriate assessment based on the criteria
  • Demonstration of role competence as telc examiner/assessor
  • Activation of microphone and camera (in the case of a LIVE online qualification)

Qualification programme

Examiner qualification telc Deutsch C1−C2: 

Self-learning module In person LIVE Online

You will find our current training programme in the Training portal. Enter a keyword from the qualification title into the search field to find your chosen qualification. There is also a filtering function to narrow down your search. 


The qualification process

During the qualification seminar, you will assess sample performances and discuss them with other examiners. You will learn to apply the marking criteria consistently and reflect on your role as examiner. 

At the end, you will complete a licensing task in which you will evaluate one to two examination situations. If you successfully complete this task and fulfil all participation requirements, you will receive a telc examiner licence Deutsch C1-C2.

For details on online qualification seminars, click here.

Licence Validity

telc licences are valid for three years. This information is displayed on your licence overview page in telc Community. To find out which licence is required to assess specific examinations, see the Terms of Use for Online Qualifications.