The ECDL/ICDL (European/International Certificate of Digital Literacy) is an internationally recognised certificate. It certifies practical skills in the most commonly used computer applications. Currently, there are 14 ICDL modules and five certificates on offer which meet current demands regarding digital knowledge and skills. Exams for Windows and MacOS are available at approximately 300 locations ranging from secondary schools, vocational colleges, private institutions of (further) education to companies and public authorities.
At many secondary schools the ICDL programme is already an integral part of the curriculum where it has established itself as a successful elective course. Due to its modular structure, ICDL also allows for a versatile application in further education.
For companies and organisations, ICDL certificates ensure that their employees have the concrete skills to use the most widely employed Office programmes, operating systems and Internet applications. The online tests can also serve as a tool to objectively assess skills e.g. in the recruitment process.
Over 14 million people have taken part in the ECDL Foundation certification programme in 41 languages in 148 countries, benefiting from a network of over 24,000 Test Centres.