Become certified in Microsoft Office software and more

Earn a certification in Microsoft Office and other software from home for free! A complete list of available certifications is found at the bottom of this page. This program is generously funded by the Washington State Library.

Study Resources

LinkedIn Learning (formerly is available with a library card and contains tutorials for most certifications.

The Washington State Library also provides access to Microsoft Imagine Academy.

If you’d like help searching our print or digital collections for study materials, please ask us.

Ready to Get Started?

  1. Write to us at and tell us your zip code and the certification you want to earn.
  2. Show readiness to take your exam in one of two ways:
    1. Submit a transcript for a class that covers exam content.
    2. Pass two GMetrix practice tests. GMetrix practice tests are offered free of charge. Please note that not all practice tests are available on a Mac.
  3. Schedule your exam with us. We currently offer exams on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.
  4. Create a Certiport account, and make sure you are able to log in before your exam. Review important information from Certiport about their Exams from Home program. This includes computer and internet requirements.
  5. Watch your email inbox the day of your test to receive your exam link from

Best of luck on your exam!

Available Certifications:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications                     
    • Word
    • Word Expert
    • Excel
    • Excel Expert
    • PowerPoint
    • Outlook
    • Access
  • Microsoft Technology Associate Certifications                     
    • Developer Exams                 
      • Introduction to Programming Using Java (Exam 98-388)
      • Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS (Exam 98-383)
      • Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript (Exam 98-382)
      • Introduction to Programming Using Python (Exam 98-381)
      • HTML5 Application Developer Fundamentals (Exam 98-375)
      • Software Development Fundamentals (Exam 98-361)
    • Database Exams                 
      • Database Administration Fundamentals (Exam 98-364)
    • IT Infrastructure Exams                 
      • Mobility and Device Fundamentals (Exam 98-368)
      • Security Fundamentals (Exam 98-367)
      • Networking Fundamentals (Exam 98-366)
      • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (Exam 98-365)
      • Windows Operating System Fundamentals (Exam 98-349)
  • Microsoft Technical Certifications                     
    • Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)
    • Microsoft 365 Fundamentals (MS-900)
    • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals (MB-901)
    • Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals (PL-900)
  • Adobe Certified Associate Certifications                     
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Adobe Animate
    • Adobe Dreamweaver
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Internet Computing Core Certification (IC3)
  • Quickbooks Certification
  • Unity Certified User Certification
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