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Microsoft Office Training and Certification

Microsoft Certification

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is providing enrolled students* with an opportunity to earn Microsoft Office certification or take Microsoft Imagine Academy training courses at "no additional cost" to you!

Registration is open through June 30, 2017!

With Microsoft Office certification, you can:

  • boost your academic performance and productivity
  • gain recognition among peers and employers, and a distinct edge in the competitive job market
  • open doors to new career opportunities at your workplace
  • display your digital badge in your resume, in emails, or on your social media profiles. The badge broadcasts your skills, sets you apart, and brands you as a job candidate ready to hit the ground running
  • apply for US college credit via the ACE College Credit Recommendation Service 

Certifications available to you:

  • Earn Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access or Outlook. The choice is yours to make! 
  • Pass both the Word Expert and Excel Expert exams and you can become certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist Expert. Take the exams as prescribed in the roadmap for Office 2013 or Office 2010.   
  • Pass 4-5 exams and you can earn Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification, the highest level of MOS certification available. Take exams as prescribed in the roadmap for Office 2013 or Office 2010.

Think you have the skills to pass a Microsoft Office Certification exam now?

Register for the exam of your choice at the Certiport testing site. Once you have registered and created your username and password, contact your school testing center to schedule an exam. Exams are FREE to take as many times as you like!

Knowledge, skill sets and abilities required to earn certification are described at the links below. 

   Word 2010, Word 2013 or Word Expert 2013

  Excel 2010, Excel 2013 or Excel Expert 2013

  PowerPoint 2010 or PowerPoint 2013

  Access 2010 or Access 2013

  Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013


Need some training before you take a certification exam? 

Complete this form and we will enroll you in Microsoft Imagine Academy training (available online) that will prepare you for the certification exam.  Like the exams, the training is FREE to students enrolled at Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) institutions.

Have additional questions?

Contact Richard Woodward, Coordinator

*This offer applies to students currently enrolled at a TBR community college, university or College of Applied Technology. Registration is open through June 30, 2017.