ECDL stands for European Computer Driving Licence. The ECDL is a European further education initiative to train and certify computer skills. Uniform syllabi, test systems and certificates make them internationally comparable.
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The ECDL Foundation is behind the ECDL. It is a non-profit organisation with seat in Dublin, Ireland. It guarantees the high internationally uniform standard.
In Austria the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) is the national operator of the ECDL Foundation.
The price for a certificate consists of the Skills Card (= registration fee) and the test fee.
The OCG gives price recommendations. You will find them on the homepage at the respective certificate.
The Test Centers may charge different prices.
Price recommendation for the ECDL Base/Standard:
- Skills Card (ID): EUR 66.-
- 1 module test: EUR 34.-
- Total ECDL Standard and Base: : EUR 304.-(1 Skills Card and 7 test fees)
- Skills Card: € 44
- Test: € 44,-
- Total: € 88,-
- Skills Card: EUR 77.-
- Test: EUR 44.-
- Total: EUR 121.-
Image Editing, Web Editing
- Skills Card: € 44
- Test: € 33,-
- Total: € 77,-
For information on costs for courses and training please contact your ECDL Test Center.
Here you can find the ECDL Test Centers where courses for certificates as well as the required tests are offered. The Test Center Search is in German.
The following questions will help you find the ECDL Test Center best for you:
- Which ECDL certificate do you want to gain?
- Which software do you want to use for your certificate?
- Do you want to attend a preparatory course?
- When and how often are ECDL tests offered?
- Which test system is used for the tests?
You will get detailed information at the authorised ECDL Test Centers in your neighbourhood.
An ECDL syllabus is a document which lists all knowledge and skills for the respective module. Each ECDL module has its own separate syllabus. For the ECDL tests you must learn these contents.
You may download the syllabi as pdf-files.
The Skills Card is an electronic data record where all the candidate's ECDL test results are entered. When an automatic test system is used, the results are synchronised right after the test (ECDL Base/Standard, ECDL Advanced). The results of ECDL Web Editing, Image Editing and ECDL CAD tests are manually entered into the data base.
You buy the Skills Card at the Test Center before you take your first test. With the Skills Card you get the access data for the certificate data base to check and up-date your personal data, to check your test results and download and print your certificates.
Befor you do your first certificate test you will buy your Skills Card (=registration fee with login data) at your Test Center. This Skills Card has an individuall running number.
Whenever you contact us at the OCG (e.g. login data or password lost, exam results) please keep your Skills Card number at hand.
As of 1 September 2013 your Skills Card does not expire. Life-long learning means you can use your Skills Card to earn new ECDL modules as long as you want to.
You do not have to attend a course.
You can learn everything in self-study. Approved learning material is available (in German only). Please go to the homepage of the ECDL foundation for information on approved English learning material.
To sit for an ECDL test you must register in an authorised ECDL Test Center.
We offer learning material in German only. You will find all approved learning material for ECDL certificates on our homepage at Service Learning material.
No, you don't. Each ECDL Test Center must allow any candidate to sit for any exam.
You can choose between training course and self-study. Before you sit for the ECDL test you should use the syllabus as a checklist to make sure that you have acquired all necessary skills.
- Read all questions very carefully! Each single word is important!
- Do exactly as you are told - no more, no less!
- Work accurately to show your knowledge and skills!
For each ECDL test you must answer at least 75 % of all tasks correctly to pass.
Go to the login area on the ECDL homepage and enter your personal data and your password. You will find an overview of your passed modules there.
If you need help, please call our hotline: +43 1 512 02 35-50
As soon as you have passed all necessary tests, the OCG automatically issues your certificate and sends it to the address entered by the Test Center.
Attention: The ECDL Base Certificate is not issued automatically. If you want to have a Base Certificate issued, please notify the Test Center which will order it for you. Alternatively, you may also contact the OCG office via e-mail or phone.
If you do not get your certificate within two weeks after your last exam, please call our hotline: +43 1 512 02 35-50
The ECDL Standard consists of 7 modules, therefore, only 7 modules can be shown on the certificate. The first seven modules you have passed are shown on the ECDL certificate which you have received.
All tests you have taken are, of course, included in your personal ECDL Profile in the Data Base. You can print your ECDL Profile any time as pdf file.
Please contact the examiner of the Test Center, where you have done your exam, to discuss the syllabus categories with you.
To view a particular exam, please contact the OCG hotline: +43 1 512 02 35-50
Your ECDL certificate does not expire.
But: The certificate shows the age of the certificate and the software you used. If you need a certificate for your most recent skills you should consider gaining a new ECDL certificate.
You got a password for the certificate data base when you bought your Skills Card.
When you forget your password you can ask for a new one. Just enter your personal data at the login page. As soon as you have answered the security question correctly you will receive your new password.
If you cannot answer the security question please contact us (form for new password in German only, please contact our hotline if you need help: +43 1 512 02 35-50).
Go to the LOGIN page and register. You can change your data, view your exam data and download existing certificates. If you have forgotten your password, please contact our office hotline: 0043 1 512 02 35-50.
The fee for issuing a new certificate after a name change is the same as for a duplicate, i.e. EUR 10.-.
Read the following statements and follow the links:
- Most of the time I work with word-processing applications.
[ECDL Advanced Word Processing (AM3)]
- Spread sheets is my favourite application.
[ECDL Advanced Spread Sheets (AM4)]
- I like working with data bases and want to know how to design a professional data base.
[ECDL Advanced Database (AM5)]
- I'd like to learn more about presentations.
- [ECDL Advanced Presentation (AM6)]
- I have a digital camera and would like to edit pictures.
[ECDL Image Editing]
- The web is cool. I'd like to design a homepage on my own.
[ECDL Web Editing]
- I'd like to earn a 2D CAD certificate.
Of course you can continue your tests in Austria. We take over your exam data from your Test Center abroad. To do so, we need your personal data and your Skills Card Number.
Please contact us personally.
Our hotline number: +43 1 512 02 35-50
You will get a cost estimate for the Public Employment Service Austria (AMS) directly at the ECDL Test Center of your choice.
ICDL means International Computer Driving License and is used for the ECDL outside of Europe.