PLIDA - Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri

The PLIDA certificate is issued in accordance with an agreement with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and under the aegis of ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome.

Certificate of competence in Italian

The PLIDA certificate certifies your competence in writing, reading, listening and speaking at six different levels. The exam is written at Dante Alighieri in Houghton, and sent to Rome for evaluation.

Recognised at Italian universities

The certificate is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policies and by the Italian Ministry of Universities & Research, as a qualification to facilitate university enrolment of foreign students.

PLIDA exam calendar 2023

Wednesday, 12 June 2024
Wednesday, 13 November 2024


Enrol for your PLIDA certificate today.

You can prepare on your own and write the exam, or you can follow our PLIDA preparation
course which will prepare you on the structure of the paper.

Contact us for more information


To enrol as a student you need to become a member of the Dante Alighieri Society at R200 per year. Once you are a member you can enjoy discounts from our partners. Just show your Dante card and get a discount!

Click + to add content

What are you waiting for?

Your journey to Italy starts here!

Contact us today!