ICDL Profiles


We know everyone uses technology for different reasons, which is why we developed ICDL Profile.

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.

With ICDL Profile, you can become certified in the skills you need for your own educational and professional journey. ICDL Profile is flexible, so candidates or companies can build the Profile that suits their needs or interests.

We recommend three ICDL Profiles - Base, Standard, and Advanced - each represents a different level of digital proficiency, and proof of the skill level that you have.

An ICDL Profile is for life. You can build on it over time as you update your skills, as technology evolves or when new modules are developed.

Your ICDL Profile grows with you: it never expires, and will always be proof of your skills and lifelong learning.

Recommended Profiles


We recommend three ICDL Profiles - Base, Standard, and Advanced - each represents a different level of digital proficiency, and proof of the skill level that you have.

ICDL Base Profile

ICDL Base Profile is a certification of an individual's digital literacy. It consists of four separate modules that cover key ICT skills and knowledge areas:

ICDL Base Profile certifies essential skills. These 4 areas come together to form the set of skills and knowledge that are crucial for all, which is why they are considered essential.


ICDL Standard Profile

ICDL Standard Profile consists of all of the Base modules and any 3 out of the 9 Intermediate modules.

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


ICDL Advanced Profile

ICDL Expert Profile consists of 3 of the 4 Advanced modules.

ICDL Expert 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. You achieve your ICDL Expert Profile by successfully completing 3 of the 4 Advanced modules.