FAQs

  • What is the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)?
    ICDL is an internationally recognised qualification that enables people to certify their computer skills to an internationally recognised standard.
     
  • What is the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)?
    ECDL is the name given to the ICDL Programme in Europe.
     
  • What is ICDL Profile?
    ICDL Profile is the name of ICDL's most flexible Programme. It allows you to choose the module combinations best suited to your needs and interests. For more see ICDL Profile.
     
  • What is an ICDL Profile Certificate?
    With ICDL Profile, you choose the module combinations best suited to you. After passing the tests, those modules then represent your ICDL Profile, which are listed on your ICDL Profile certificate.
     
  • Where can I complete my training ICDL tests?
    At any ICDL Accredited Test Centre. While most ICDL Accredited Test Centres provide both training and testing, some provide testing only.You can check here to find your nearest one.
     
  • Candidates are tested how?
    Candidates are tested in examination conditions Supervised by an ICDL Accredited Tester. Test centres use automated test systems which automatically assess the candidates performance on completion of each test. Automated Tests provide immediate feedback to both the centre and the candidate. Candidates must complete one test for each module.
     
  • When can I start ICDL?
    You can start ICDL at any time by contacting any of the ICDL Accredited Test Centres near you. You are encouraged to undertake training at an ICDL Centre if required. Once you are ready, you may take a test for any of the modules in any order you choose. This may be subject to training or testing schedules set by each test centre.
     
  • What are Recommended Profiles?
    We recommend certain combinations of modules as globally applicable standards in digital proficiency. These are the ICDL Base, Standard ICDL and ICDL Advanced recommended profiles.
     
  • How do I get a copy of the ICDL Syllabus?
    The ICDL Syllabus for every module is available for download from the Modules section of this site.
     
  • How much training is required?
    Usually people take training on each module prior to taking the test, although training is not compulsory. Some candidates may feel competent enough in one area to forego training and move directly to testing, whereas others may require full training before testing. The amount of training needed will depend on the candidate's existing skills levels prior to commencing training and the type of training - for example, instructor-led or e-learning. Typically the average training time for those without prior experience is approximately 30 hours per module.
    Training materials such as text books that have been approved by ICDL Arabia are available from Accredited centers, enabling Individuals also to engage in self-paced learning.
     
  • How long are the tests?
    Each module is tested separately with each test lasting no longer than 45 minutes. The tests can be attempted in any order.