Penn State Now an Official Testing Center for the Zertifikat Deutsch Examination

Penn State German has contracted with the Goethe Institute to become the only official testing center for the Zertifikat Deutsch German examination in the state of Pennsylvania. It will be offering the exams in Burrowes Building on the University Park campus once in Fall and once in Spring. The next exam date will be 14 April 2018.

The ZD exam is open to anyone upon payment of the examination fee. The fee is heavily discounted for graduate students and undergraduate majors and minors in the Penn State German program.

The six levels of the ZD exam, A1 through C2, are recognized worldwide as accurate assessments of German language competence. The higher levels are important certifications for gaining access to employment and higher education in German-speaking countries.

Those interest in taking the exam should contact the department head, Thomas Beebee (; 814-863-4935)