Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
In-person Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications are suspended until further notice.
Please contact us for more information.
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.
About the Certificates
There is a $25 non-refundable proctoring fee per certification that is due after you schedule your appointment, but before you test. Visit the Assessment Center first to receive a payment ticket to present at Hawk Central (conveniently located adjacent to the Assessment Center) for payment. We accept cash, personal and cashier’s checks, money orders, Visa and MasterCard.
You will need to create an account with Pearson Vue Certiport prior to scheduling your testing appointments.
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. Keep in mind: we only offer the 2013 Microsoft Office versions.
- Proof of registration in the Microsoft Office Academy programs, which is free to all Washington state residents.
Within two business days of receiving your email, the Assessment Center will contact you via the primary email address you provided to assist you in completing the scheduling of your appointment.
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 students without valid identification.
Each exam is allotted 50 minutes testing time. Please allow two hours for your full appointment.
You are required to register for the Microsoft Imagine Academy in order to test for certification in any of the nine programs. The Microsoft Imagine Academy offers free test materials as well as hands-on labs that will fully prepare you for certification.
Your Certiport account offers you access to additional practice tests for each exam.
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.
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.