Certifications

Get Certified at Your Library

Learn, practice, and prepare to get a certification at the King County Library System (KCLS). A certification is a great way to prove your skills in school or at work.

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Which certification is right for you?

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and others offered.

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

Photoshop, InDesign, and others offered.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Python, Azure, HTML5, and others offered.

More Certifications

Business, Digital Literacy, Education, and others offered.

Upcoming Certification Exam Sessions

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 by KCLS at kcls.org/getcertified. 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.

    KCLS offers resources, programs, and services to help library patrons get certified. The Washington State Library and the King County Library System Foundation support KCLS.

  • 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.

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