Certifications

Get Certified at Your Library

Take free online classes, practice tests, and Certiport certification exams. Earn certifications to prove your skills in school or at work.

How do I get certified through the library?

Learn, practice, and prepare to get certified:

  1. Read exam objectives.
  2. Use learning and practice resources.
  3. Select an exam date and time from the calendar.
  4. Register for a certification exam session. Exams are offered online. You can earn your certification from home.
  5. Get a Certiport account and read the Certiport Test Candidate Guide (PDF)You must have a Certiport account to take the exam. You can get one for free at Certiport.com.

We’ll send you a link to connect to the proctored online certification exam on the day of exam. 

Get the details for each type of certification below.

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Adobe Certified Professional

Take any single certification. Or, start on a pathway to a dream job with Adobe skills, opens a new window.

Business

Take any single certification or combine them.

Digital Literacy

Take any single certification. Or start on a pathway to a dream job with digital literacy skills.

Information Technology (IT) Specialist

The IT Specialist program validates entry level IT skills sought after by employers. Take any single certification. Or, start on a pathway to your dream IT Specialist job.

Microsoft Certified Fundamentals

These exams help you better understand cloud computing.

Microsoft Office Specialist

Take any single certification. Or, start on a pathway to a dream job with Office Specialist skills.

Unity Certified User

Take any single certification. Or, start on a pathway to a dream job with Unity skills.

Exam Sessions

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • A company called Certiport awards the certifications. Major companies hire Certiport to develop and manage the certifications for them. You can learn more about Certiport on their website.

  • Browse the certifications offered on our Certifications page. Then, click the title of the certification you would like to get. Read all the information on how to learn, practice, and certify for that subject.

    We offer resources, programs, and services to help you get certified.

    The Washington State Library and the King County Library System Foundation support this program.

  • All learning resources, exam inventory, and exam sessions are free to KCLS patrons. You will need your KCLS library card number and PIN to access some resources. If you don’t have one, get a KCLS Library card.

  • There is no limit on how many certifications you can get overall, but it is recommended you study and certify for one at a time. This could be anywhere from 4-8 weeks.

  • See the calendar for upcoming Certification exam sessions, and register for a one-hour test slot.

    Most exams are 50-minute timed exams. Certification exam sessions are offered at select libraries at varying days and times, so you must plan 2-4 weeks ahead and keep your appointment.

Reasonable Accomodation

Reasonable accommodation, opens a new window for people with disabilities is available by request for all events. Contact the library at least seven days before the event if you need accommodation. Send your request to access@kcls.org, opens a new window. 

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