How do I get certified through the library?
Learn, practice, and prepare to get certified:
- Read exam objectives.
- Use learning and practice resources.
- Select an exam date and time from the calendar.
- Register for a certification exam session. Exams are offered online. You can earn your certification from home.
- 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.
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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.
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.