CCSE nationality exam

What is CCSE?

Passing this test demonstrates an understanding of the Spanish Constitution and the social-cultural situation and is a legal necessity to obtain Spanish nationality.

Candidates of any nationality who have full legal status and are at least 18 years old can take the CCSE test.

CCSE exam dates

The Constitutional and Socio-cultural Knowledge of Spain test (CCSE) is taken on the last Thursday of each month, at two possible times – at 18.00 and at 20.00. Candidates must present themselves at the location indicated by TANDEM Madrid at least one hour before the starting time of the exam.

There are no CCSE test dates in the months of August and December.


IMPORTANT: click on the appropriate link under the “Registration” column. In the Instituto Cervantes website, click on the “Buscar” button, choose the right registration date, and click on the “Inscribirse” link.
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Inscriptions for the CCSE test

TANDEM Madrid has many places available for each exam, in both the 18.00 and 20.00 sittings. You are sure to find a place with us.

The inscription price for the CCSE exam is 85 euros. The price is the same wherever the exam is taken and is revised on a yearly basis. Payment is made directly to the Cervantes Institute with your online application.

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Preparation for the CCSE exam

CCSE courses

Preparation course for CCSE 1 day per week

Course start datesWe recommend that you start your course at least
4 weeks before the date of the exam which you are going to take.
ClassesOne-to-one or 2-people
Timetable1 day per week (3 hours of classes per day with a break of 15 minutes)
Two options: Friday afternoons (18.00 – 21.15)
Saturday mornings (10.00 -13.15)
DurationFrom 1 hour
Inscription fees30 euros, this includes: support service for inscriptions to the CCSE test;
course material; a welcome folder; internet and WIFI access.
Number of classesPrice (Euros)
1h, 1 to 140 €
1h, 2-people50 €

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