From the 4 December 2018 Italian law has changed and for those who are thinking to get citizenship, also they you have to show the knowledge of the Italian language, at least at level B1 . Levels are chosen from the Common European framework of Reference for languages ( Council of Europe 2011) Law art. 5 and 9 of Law n. 91, 5 February 1992 (marriage and residence).
According to the new law the applicant must have:
- a degree awarded by a public or recognized educational institution or
- a certification issued by a certifying body.
The certifying body to assess knowledge of Italian language in Sanremo is Italian cultural center named after Fabrizio De André that organize the CILS exam through the University of Siena.