Microsoft Office Specialist Authorized Testing Center
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification distinguishes you in today's competitive job market, broadens your employment opportunities, and increases your earning potential.
Candidates testing at Columbia Basin College can test in any or all of the following nine available certifications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Project, OneNote, SharePoint, and Office 365; each program has its own exam. Why should I become certified?
Click Overview for more information about individual Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 certifications.
Preparing for Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 Exams
All Washington state residents and non-residents will be required to provide proof of registration in the Microsoft Imagine Academy and pay a $25 proctoring fee prior to testing. Each subsequent retake will require a separate $25 proctoring fee. Cash, check, debit, or credit card payment will be accepted at Columbia Basin College, 2600 N 20th Avenue, Pasco WA - Building H, at Hawk Central. All fees paid are NON-REFUNDABLE.
The $25 proctoring fee may be waived if the Test Candidate is a current staff or faculty member at Columbia Basin College and presents proof of registration in the Microsoft Imagine Academy.
Candidates who purchase a Certiport voucher from another source, please note that you will be charged a $25 proctoring fee to take your exam at our Test Center.
If a candidate does not receive a passing score on an exam the first time, he/she must wait a minimum of 24 hours before retaking the exam. If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait a minimum of 48 hours before retaking the exam a third time. A two-day minimum waiting period will be imposed for each subsequent attempt.
Candidates applying for accommodations must submit an Exam Accommodation Request Form prior to scheduling an appointment, and follow instructions to ensure proper processing of your request.
Scheduling Your Exam
Email the following information to Testingcenter@columbiabasin.edu to schedule an appointment before paying for an exam.
Immediately following your testing session, you will receive a copy of your score as well as information about the passing standard for each particular exam. The exam score report is also accessible from your Certiport profile. The Assessment Center will provide an official certificate for testers who pass their exam.
Please call the Assessment Center at 509-547-0511 to cancel your testing appointment at least 48 hours in advance. A reschedule appointment will need to be scheduled within 15 days of the original one. All fees paid are non-refundable. No shows will be required to pay a new proctor fee when rescheduling.
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