The internationally recognized examination for the Certificate in German is the result of cooperation between the Goethe -Institut, the Austrian German Diploma ( OSD ), the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education ( EDK) and telc GmbH (WBT training test systems gGmbH ).
The certificate German are mainly based on the needs of learners in adult education both at home and abroad. Recent developments make the same test format also young learners available. In general, learners need between 350 and 600 teaching hours in order to acquire the necessary language skills for a successful examination for certificate German. The certificate is based on the German stage B1 ( Learning, Teaching, Assessment ) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages , the internationally recognized scale of Europe.