The world’s leading computer skills certification

What is ECDL

ECDL is the internationally recognised standard in ICT skills and is relevant to anyone who wishes to become competent in the use of a computer and common applications. To date over 15,000,000 people have engaged with the ECDL programme in more than 100 countries. 

ECDL is regulated and administered by the non-profit organisation ECDL Foundation, and is recognised by governments, public and private organisations and universities across the world.

The ECDL programme defines the skills and competencies necessary to use a computer and common computer applications. It offers a wide range of modules including Computer Essentials, Word Processing and IT Security. Candidates take tests in the modules which are most relevant to their educational and professional requirements, thereby creating their ECDL Profile. Whether in school, university or in the workplace, ECDL offers the skills you need to succeed.

Create your ECDL Profile today by joining other ECDL candidates from around the world in certifying your computer skills to the international standard.

Build your own ECDL Profile

In recognition that everyone uses technology for different reasons, ECDL Profile was created to flexibly select the module combinations best suited to each candidate or company. Furthermore, an ECDL Profile is for life, it never expires, it represents a different level of digital proficiency, and proof of the skill level that you have.


Three ECDL Profiles are recommended:


Base modules certify skills that are considered essential skills - together they form the set of skills and knowledge that are crucial for all, which is why they are considered essential. The Base Profile consists of 4 certifications.

Visit the ECDL Base Profile page for further information


ECDL Standard Profile is the most flexible of the recommended ECDL profiles. The structure ensures that you can certify your essential ICT skills, and then demonstrate your competence in other modules that best compliment your career or interests.

Visit the ECDL Standard Profile page for further information


This profile enables you to become (and prove that you are) a ‘power user’ in commonly used computer applications. It is aimed at workers who want to be recognised as experts in these applications by being able to perform advanced functions in them.

Visit the ECDL Advanced Profile page for further information