What is the CCSE test?
The test of constitutional and sociocultural knowledge of Spain (CCSE test) is an examination test developed by the Cervantes Institute that evaluates, through different tasks, the knowledge of the Spanish Constitution and of the Spanish social and cultural reality, it is one of the requirements established in the laws for the granting of Spanish nationality for Sephardics born in Spain, and for the acquisition of nationality for residents in Spain, as appropriate.
Through the agreement signed with the Cervantes Institute, FEDELE is a collaborating institution for the examinations leading to the constitutional and socio-cultural knowledge of Spain (CCSE test) and has 87 Examination Centres in various cities in Spain.
Do you know the new documentation required for access to the CCSE tests?
Due to the special circumstances being imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties being faced for the renewal of passports and identification documents, from the March 2021 call for candidates for the CCSE tests in Spain, the presentation of the documentation required for access to the tests will be more flexible.
The Instituto Cervantes has approved the following dates for the CCSE exams in 2024:
Remember that you can register from 7 September 2023.
You can register at:
Official exam dates: From 08 to 25/01/2024
Registration close: 04/01/2024
Official exam dates: From 12 to 29/02/2024
Registration close: 08/02/2024
Official exam dates: From 09 to 26/09/2024
Registration close: 05/09/2024
Official exam dates: From 14 to 31/10/2024
Registration close: 10/10/2024
Official exam dates: From 12 to 23/01/2024
Registration close: 12/12/2023
Official exam dates: From 16 to 27/02/2024
Registration close: 16/01/2024
Official exam dates: From 08 to 19/03/2024
Registration close: 06/02/2024
Official exam dates: From 12 to 23/04/2024
Registration close: 12/03/2024
Official exam dates: From 17 to 28/05/2024
Registration close: 16/04/2024
Official exam dates: From 14 to 25/06/2024
Registration close: 14/05/2024
Official exam dates: From 12 to 23/07/2024
Registration close: 11/06/2024
Official exam dates: From 13 to 24/09/2024
Registration close: 13/08/2024
Official exam dates: From 18 to 29/10/2024
Registration close: 17/09/2024
Change of date and/or examination centre
Candidates may change the date of the examination session and/or the examination centre, provided that the registration period is still open for the examination session for which they registered and that the examination session for which they wish to register has its own registration period open at the time of requesting the change and that there are still places available.
The change request is available for the CCSE tests through the section INSCRIPCIONES in the user menu.
How to register for the CCSE?
Registration and payment must be made online, after registration, in the user’s private area of www.cervantes.es.
Registration for the Spanish Constitutional and Sociocultural Knowledge of Spain (CCSE) test by the candidate implies their express acceptance of the terms and conditions of purchase and conditions of purchase established by the Instituto Cervantes and their commitment to provide the identification and accreditation documentation required during the process of obtaining Spanish nationality.
You can pay your registration fee for the CCSE test with any of the usual payment systems: both credit and debit cards, through the Virtual POS system of Santander Elavon Merchant Services, and Paypal, which will also allow you to pay the fee with all types of credit cards without the need to register.
Do you have any further questions?
To answer the most frequently asked questions, you can go to the Instituto Cervantes website by clicking on the following button.
Take a level test
We have prepared this placement test so that you can familiarise yourself with the CCSE questions and find out what score you would get if you took the test today:
Federated centres that offer the CCSE exam