Internet and Computing Core Certification – IC3

Skills you need now. Credentials for your future.

Skills you need now. Credentials for your future.

Don’t just use technology, succeed with technology.

Technology has become a part of our everyday lives, and understanding how to function in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet is more critical now than ever before. So, whether you plan to pursue a career in IT, or simply become more effective with technology, IC3 Digital Literacy Certification is the place to start.

Certiport’s Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3®) is an ideal certification for anyone who wants to demonstrate critical computer and Internet skills valued in today’s academic and professional environments. IC³ is the world’s first certification program for digital literacy and the most commonly recognized standard of digital literacy today. IC³ is both accepted for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE) and aligned with the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for teachers and students from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Students and teachers who achieve IC³ certification possess the validated skills and knowledge required for the basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet. Not only are they given tools for success in the 21st Century classroom but also for higher education, employment, and life.

Certiport’s Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3®)

Know: The Level 1 exam certifies that candidates have the foundational knowledge and basic competencies of Digital Literacy across seven competency domain
Do: The Level 2 exam certifies a candidate’s ability to do essential tasks in an online environment and within core applications across the seven objective domains
Lead: The Level 3 exam certifies a candidate’s mastery of digital
literacy and their ability to manage systems, collaborate, and

troubleshoot while providing guidance to others. 

To become IC³ certified, you must pass all of the following three exams (each exam takes less than an hour to complete):

Target Audience

  • Anyone seeking to gain a working knowledge of computers and the Internet
  • Workforce members seeking professional development
  • Job Corps or other vocational participants
  • Employers looking to validate skills
  • Community or technical college students
  • Continuing education students
  • High school students
  • GED students
  • Small Business