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Microsoft® Office Specialist Certification

Why certify your Microsoft Office skills?

  • Validates your skills with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Increases your professional credibility.
  • Demonstrates your desire to excel.
  • Empowers and expands your opportunities.
  • Differentiates you in a competitive job market.
  • Increases your competence and productivity in Office applications.
  • May increase your salary by up to 11 percent.

Certification exams are available for:

  • Microsoft Office Word 
  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office Access
  • Microsoft Office Outlook

The exams utilize "live application" technology that allows examinees to complete specified tasks within the program. Exams are 50 minutes in length. Results are received immediately upon completion of the exam. Visit for more information.

Certification exams may be taken at Skagit Valley College through the Office Administration and Accounting Technologies Department. Certification exams cost $75 per exam for SVC students and staff and $90 per exam for the general public. Prices are subject to change.

Contact Kristi Spinnie
by phone: (360) 416-7944
or by e-mail:
to schedule your certification exam.