CCSE nationality exam

TANDEM MADRID is a centre accredited by the Cervantes Institute for the examination and preparation of the CCSE exam (Constitutional and Socio-cultural Knowledge of Spain), required to obtain Spanish nationality.

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.

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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.


CCSE 2017 Inscription period Exam dates
January From 1st September 2016 to 5th January 2017 26/01/17
February From 1st September 2016 to 2nd February 2017 23/02/17
March From 1st September 2016 to 9th March 2017 30/03/17
April From 1st September 2016 to 6th April 2017 27/04/17
May From 1st September 2016 to 4th May 2017 25/05/17
June From 1st September 2016 to 8th June 2017 29/06/17
July From 1st September 2016 to 6th July 2017 27/07/17
September From 1st September 2016 to 7th September 2017 28/09/17
October From 1st September 2016 to 5th October 2017 26/10/17
November From 1st September 2016 to 9th November 2017 30/11/17

You can find more information about the inscription process at

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.
Inscription to the CCSE exam allows you take the exam for a second time if you do not pass the test on the first occasion or if you were unable to attend the first exam date. In such a case, the candidate must present themselves at the same examination centre for their second exam date within 18 months of the original inscription.

You can take the exam at our premises right in the centre of Madrid which are easily accessible by metro, bus, train and there are also many car parks in the area.


At TANDEM Madrid!

Inscription to take the CCSE test must be done through the website of CCSE ( You must introduce ‘Spain’ and then ‘Madrid’ into the search engine and look for our centre FEDELE/TANDEM ESCUELA INTERNACIONAL MADRID, then select the exam date which you would like in order to take the CCSE test.

CCSE courses

Preparation course for CCSE 1 day per week

Course start dates We recommend that you start your course at least 4 weeks before the date of the exam which you are going to take.
Classes 4 classes over 4 weeks
Timetable 1 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)
Duration From 4 weeks
Inscription fees 30 euros, this includes: support service for inscriptions to the CCSE test; course material; a welcome folder; internet and WIFI access.


12 lessons per month – 4 classes of 3 hours
120 Euros

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