Certiport, A Pearson VUE Business

Certiport, A Pearson VUE Business

Certiport, a Pearson VUE Business, pledges to deliver 80,000 new certifications in Europe in 2017. We are dedicated to helping Europeans succeed through digital skills certification. In 2017 we will work to tackle the gaps, mismatches and shortages found among 44% of the EU population who don’t have the digital skills they need to thrive in a digital world.  We aim to facilitate employability through upskilling Europeans to help them demonstrate they have the digital capability required by the high portion of employers who fail to find the digital skills they need. We’ll deliver 80,000 certifications in Europe in more countries and in more languages than ever before. In 2017 we will introduce various exam in the following languages: Spanish, Dutch, Romanian, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.


Last update: 16/07/2019
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Pledge Category

Digital skills in education
Digital skills for labour force
Digital skills for all citizens

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 31/12/2017

Other Pledge details

Public Funding: NO
All funding to date has not been public funding. In Poland, Certiport's IC3 Digital Literacy Certification has been listed as an option for certification in a recent EU tender and therefore could receive public funding in 2017.

Certiport, A Pearson VUE Business

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the world leader in performance-based certification exams and practice test solutions for academic institutions, workforce and corporate technology markets, delivered through an expansive network of over 14,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centres. We offer a portfolio of leading certification programmes including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification programme, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification, the Microsoft Certified Educator programme, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification programme, the Autodesk Certified User and Autodesk Certified Professional certification programmes, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification programme, the IC3 Digital Literacy certification and the Certiport Entrepreneurship & Small Business certification programme.

Qualitative Impact

Certiport certified individuals will have achieved a credential that demonstrates to themselves and others that they have the skills they need to be successful. Certified people have not just taken assessments, they have passed exams that are transportable and valid across borders.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
Digital skills assessments New industry-approved certifications of individuals 80,000 85000

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

Over 85,000 people have already been certified with digital skills supporting employability.


Milestone name Completion date Status
New exams available in English and Spanish 31/01/2017 Completed
Training of partner on the Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition 20/02/2017 Completed
New exams available in Nederlands, Romanian, French & German 30/04/2017 Completed
New exams available in Italian 31/05/2017 Completed
New exams available in Portuguese & Russian 30/06/2017 Completed
New exams available for Python, Javascript, HTML& CSS 31/08/2017 Completed
Renewal of all European Partners 01/01/2017 Completed

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