Word 2016 Expert Certification

Get a Microsoft Word 2016 Expert Certification to prove your skills

In this exam you will need to manage document options and settings; design advanced documents; and do other tasks. We recommend these tips to prepare to learn, and the standard path to certification.

Standard Path to Certification

Learn, practice, and certify.


  1. Read more about the Word 2016 certification, download a full list of exam objectives, and get exam details.
  2. Take the “Cert Prep: Word 2016 Expert” course on Lynda.com
    • Click "Sign in with your organizational portal," search for "kcls.org, and use your KCLS library card number and PIN to log in
  3. Take the LearnKey course and practice exams at GMetrix.net
  4. Read the digital study guides
    • Email wamos@sos.wa.gov to get digital study guides
  5. Go to a Tech Tutor class or One-on-One Help session


  1. Pass the GMetrix practice exam with a score of 80% or better before taking the official certification exam.
    • Must have Word 2016 software on your computer, or
  2. Reserve a library computer to practice on Word 2016        
    • GMetrix software available on KCLS computers through "software center"


  1. REQUIRED: read and complete steps in What To Do Before Certification Exam Dayopens a new window
  2. Register for an exam