The DELE exam and the CCSE test

How do you obtain Spanish nationality?

We usually receive calls and questions on the subject of Spanish nationality and what must be done to obtain it. For people who grew up in a country where the mother tongue is Spanish, it is very easy to simply take the CCSE exam. Non-native people have another step that they have to follow: pass the DELE exam with an A2 level. We continue explaining in more detail what the exams consist of and how you can start applying for Spanish nationality.

What is the CCSE exam?

CCSE stands for «Constitutional and Sociocultural Knowledge of Spain». The CCSE exam has been developed by the Instituto Cervantes. The exam evaluates, through different tasks, the knowledge of the Spanish Constitution, Society and Culture of those who take part in the exam. Passing this test is one of the requirements established in Spanish law to obtain Spanish nationality.

test structure

The CCSE test consists of two main topics:

• Government, legislation and citizen participation in Spain (60% of the questions).

• Spanish culture, history and society (40% of the questions).

The exam consists of five different tasks with a total of 25 multiple choice questions (3 options to choose from) or true/false questions, regarding the constitutional and sociocultural knowledge of Spain. To pass the exam it is necessary to answer 15 of the 25 questions correctly (60% of the questions).

¿Cómo registrarse?

Here in Lacunza, you can take the CCSE exam to obtain Spanish nationality every last Thursday of the month at 18:00 p.m. or 20:00 p.m. You can register and pay for the exam through this site. The registration fee for the exam is €85.

Who can take this exam?

The CCSE test is aimed at all those who want to obtain Spanish nationality. The general CCSE tests are aimed at literate audiences of all ages. Candidates of any nationality over 18 years of age and with the legal capacity to register can register with the CCSE.

People who wish to obtain Spanish nationality under the age of 18 can also take the CCSE exam. Parents, guardians or legal representatives must register minors or people without legal capacity to act.


In Lacunza you can also take the DELE exam. The DELE Spanish diplomas are official titles that certify the degree of competence and mastery of the Spanish language, awarded by the Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of Spain. At our school, you can take this exam at A2, B1, B2 or C1 levels.

The main objective of the Cervantes Institute is the promotion and teaching of the Spanish language and the dissemination of Spanish and Latin American culture on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain.

What are the advantages of DELE?

There are many reasons to earn your diploma. In many countries, the DELE exam is recognized by many educational authorities and regulated educational centers. Some universities even require this certificate to enter or register. They are ideal to facilitate the promotion of employment and access to the professional world both in Spain and in other countries where the tests are carried out. A great advantage of the DELE diploma is that they are permanently valid and it is not necessary to reexamine or revalidate it once you have obtained it.

The DELE exam consists of five different sections:

1. Reading comprehension

2. Listen, understand and interact.

3. Written expression and interaction.

4. Oral expression and interaction.


Lacunza is accredited by FEDELE and, therefore, it is recognized as a quality school in the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language in Spain. FEDELE is the Spanish Federation of Associations of Spanish Schools for Foreigners and is made up of seven associations, which altogether include 96 schools of Spanish as a foreign language.

Because FEDELE's objective is to guarantee the quality of Spanish teaching, they ensure that all schools offer this quality by having to pass a quality inspection to obtain the Instituto Cervantes Accredited Center seal. Without this seal, a school does not become accredited by FEDELE.

At Lacunza Spanish courses we were one of the first 10 centers in all of Spain to obtain accreditation from the Instituto Cervantes in 2002. Here You can find the list of accredited centers. This fact commits us to continue working for continuous improvement in the quality and offer of our center.