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Excel Certification Testing

The School of Business offers its students the opportunity to complete the Microsoft Excel Certification testing for both Associate and Expert levels. The topical coverage of the Associate and Expert levels is described hereFor Spring 2022 we will be offering remote testing only. Please note that remote options (dates) are subject to change as these cannot be booked until 3-4 weeks prior to the exam date with Certiport.

The School of Business is currently evaluating whether or not to continue to offer these exams beyond February 2022.  If we decide to continue, more dates may be added. If we decide not to, these may be the last dates available.

Students may register for an available exam date here Excel Certification Exams Spring 2022. These exams are limited to School of Business students only. Space for each exam date is limited to 10 students, therefore registration is on a first-come first-serve basis.  Students will receive a Google calendar invite, at the time of registration, for the date and time of their exam.  Students must accept this invite in order to be provided a testing link, which will be sent 24 hours prior to the exam.

All students will be required to show ID prior to taking the exam. Students taking the exam remotely will receive a Google calendar invite for an ID verification meeting prior to their exam and must accept. Registered students will receive an email with their testing link, if they confirmed their appointment, 24 hours prior to the exam.

Testers must set up the student’s Certiport account prior to the exam, here.

  1. If the student does not have a Certiport account, please set that up using the link.
  2. If the student already has a Certiport account, please check your account to ensure that you remember your password prior to the exam.

The exam is a 50-minute, timed exam. All students can take each test up to two times if the same (Associate or Expert) level is involved, and up to three times if a combination of Associate and Expert levels are involved. The School does not charge students to take this exam.

As space for each exam is limited, the student will receive an email 48 hours prior to the exam time to ask the student to confirm that they will be present at the exam. A student must confirm prior to 24 hours before the exam date/time that they will be present by replying to the email and accepting the calendar invite (both), OR they will be unable to test and their exam spot will be assigned to another student.

Failure to cancel an exam prior to 24 hours before the exam date/time, or not showing for the exam takes the exam spot from other students, as well as incurs significant costs to the School to pay for a missed exam. Thus, if a student registers for an exam date and fails to cancel prior to 24 hours before the assigned exam date/time, does not confirm via email & accept the calendar invite (both for those taking the exam remote/online) or does not show, the student will not be allowed test for their scheduled date/time and register for another exam during the semester. Registering for an exam date and failing to cancel or follow the rules described above, or are a “no show” will count as one of a student’s two attempts to take the exam.

On the exam day:

  • Click on the Zoom link in the Excel ID Verification calendar invite.
  • Show your TCNJ ID for identity verification.
  • No mobile devices, calculators, recording devices, cameras, paper, pens, pencils, etc. are allowed with you in the testing environment.
  • All open browsers must be closed, except for testing.
  • Accessing anything other than the exam or violating any of the rules contained herein will invalidate your exam.

If you require testing accommodations, you must apply though Certiport. This must be completed prior to your testing date.

Any questions can be directed to



School of Business

Business Building, Room 114
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628