Microsoft Word Expert Certification

Get a Microsoft Word Expert Certification to prove your skills

You may select the Office 2016 or Microsoft 365/2019 version. We recommend the standard path to certification.

Standard Path to Certification

Learn, practice, and certify.


  1. Download a full list of exam objectives, and get exam details for any exam version.
  2. Take the “Cert Prep: Word 2016 Expert” course or "Cert Prep: Word Expert - 2019 and Office 365" course on LinkedIn Learning.
    • Sign in free with your KCLS card; enter "kcls" as Library ID; then, use your KCLS card number and PIN to log in.
  3. Take the LearnKey course and practice exams at


  1. Pass the GMetrix practice exam with a score of 80% or better before taking the official certification exam.


  1. Read "Certifications from Home" blogpost to learn how to register for an online proctored exam.
  2. REQUIRED: read and complete steps in What To Do Before Certification Exam Day, opens a new window.
    • Must complete steps 1 and 2.