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Microsoft Office® Specialist Exam



Rockland Community College is an authorized Microsoft® Office Specialist Testing Center. Exams are administered by appointment.

A Certified Microsoft® User is someone who has demonstrated a mastery-level performance on a particular Microsoft® software application by successfully passing an examination. Certification examinations are performance-based, and the testing occurs on the software application rather than by answering questions about the application.

Certification is available for:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Access
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook

Learn more about Microsoft® certification and training

*Important Notes:

  • The ‘Help’ function of an application is not available during the test
  • Cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the testing area
  • Each Microsoft® Office Specialist exam is $100 for an exam voucher or $120 for an exam voucher with retake option.

How to Register at RCC for a Microsoft® Office Specialist Certification Exam

  1. Download and complete the registration form.
  2. Send completed form to:
    Placement and Assessment
    Rockland Community College
    Technology Center, Room 8342 
    145 College Road 
    Suffern, NY 10901
  3. We will contact you to schedule an appointment upon receipt of your registration form.
  4. Purchase your test voucher online at ($100 for an exam voucher or $120 for an exam voucher with retake option).
  5. Review certification requirements and exam tips.
  6. Arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment. Tests are approximately 50 minutes; please allow a minimum of one hour for the entire testing process.
  7. Come to RCC’s Technology Center - Suite 8340, Room 8342
  8. Bring your photo ID


For more information click on the following Microsoft® link below.

Office Specialist Programs