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Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Testing Process

Register for an exam below. You will receive confirmation by email of your admission to the testing session shortly after submitting your request and completing payment in the form below. The confirmation will include the test date, time and directions to the testing site. You must be registered and must have received confirmation of admission to take the tests. Once you complete the exam you will receive a score report indicating whether you passed the exam. You will also receive an email within 2 weeks indicating your exam results.

Microsoft Office Specialist Exam Sessions

Day of Week Date Check-In Time Test Start Time Registration Deadline*
Wednesday October 31, 2018 12:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. October 26, 2018
Wednesday November 7, 2018 5:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m. November 2, 2018
Wednesday April 3, 2019 5:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m. April 1, 2019
Saturday April 13, 2019 8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. April 10, 2019

*Contact the testing coordinator at or 651.638.6573 before attempting to register for exam session after this date.

Study Resources

  • The MOS Exams are currently only supported in a Windows environment. The testing at Bethel will occur on Windows computers. If you are used to MS Office on a Mac you should spend time ensuring you are familiar with the objectives below on a Windows computer.
  • Bethel provides student access to through This is a great resource on a wide variety of topics. There are Lynda courses for Microsoft Office Specialist Exam preparation including a Word 2016 course, PowerPoint 2016 course, and Excel 2016 course.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Study materials can also be located at bookstores or some libraries.
  • You can also find material on:
  • For individual Exam Objectives:


The test fee is $25 per test ($75 required for all 3 tests). Payment of the test fee must be made when registering for the test. No test can be taken unless this fee is paid. Payment must be made with a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express only). Sorry, no personal checks or cash.

Test Requirements

Current & valid picture ID: driver's license, passport, or Bethel identification card. Confirmation email sent to your email address showing payment for the assessment(s). You must be a Bethel Student, Faculty or Staff to take this assessment.


Bethel University is committed to creating access to all students. For test accommodations see the procedure and submit your request.   

Cancellation Policy

Exam cancellations less than 48 hours before the exam or lack of attendance at exams are considered non-refundable. To cancel or re-schedule prior to 48 hours please contact the testing coordinator at or 651.638.6573.


Contact our testing coordinator at 651.638.6573.


Online registration is available for the technology placement exams.

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