Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

The Microsoft Office Specialist Certification distinguishes you in today’s competitive job market, broadens your employment opportunities and increases your earning potential.

CBC is proud to offer certification in nine programs, each with their own exam, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Project, OneNote, SharePoint and Office 365.

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Current CBC students and employees may be certified at no cost. Washington State residents will pay a $25 non-refundable proctoring fee per test. Each retake is an additional $25 non-refundable fee. Visit the Assessment Center first to receive a payment ticket to present to the cashiers at Hawk Central. CBC accepts cash, personal and cashier’s checks, money orders, Visa and MasterCard.

You will need to create an account with Certiport prior to scheduling your testing appointments.

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Email%20us with the following information to schedule an appointment at least 10 business days before your desired test date:

  • Full name.
  • Primary phone number and email address.
  • Your Certiport username and password.
  • The date and time you wish to test.
  • The name of the exact Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exam for which you wish to test. CBC only offers the 2019 Microsoft Office exams.

Within two business days of receiving your email, the Assessment Center will contact you via the email address you provided to complete the scheduling of your appointment. Washington State residents (not including CBC students/employees) will receive instructions on how to make payment for their exam. CBC cashier accepts cash, personal and cashier’s checks, money orders, Visa and MasterCard.

You will need a valid, government-issued photo ID that matches your Certiport profile, as well as your Certiport username and password. The Assessment Center is unable to test candidates without valid identification.

Microsoft Office Certification exams allot 50 minutes per test. Please allow two hours for your appointment. Testing times for other exams may vary.


Your Certiport account offers you access to additional practice tests for each exam. Improve your skills by using their online courses and practice exams. CBC students/staff may contact the Assessment Center to request a GMetrix voucher. Visit the Washington State Library and Microsoft Learn for free reskilling resources for any learner in Washington.


Your Certiport account offers you access to additional practice tests for each exam.

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You will receive your results and information about the passing standards for each certification as soon as you are done testing. The score report will also be made available to you through your Certiport account. The Assessment Center will mail your certificate within 10 business days.

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Yes, but you must wait a minimum of 24 hours before attempting it again. After your first re-take attempt, a minimum waiting period of 48 hours is imposed for each subsequent attempt. The $25 proctoring fee is due for each attempt.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your certification appointment, please notify the Assessment Center 48 hours in advance.

Microsoft Office Specialist certifications do not expire.

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