Exams Registration and Booking

Exam Registration and Costs

ICDL Registration Dates for Semester 1:

  •  Wednesday 25th September 11:00 - 13:00
  • Thursday 3rd October 10:00 - 12:00
  • Friday 11th October 09:00 - 11:00
  • Wednesday 16th October 14:00 - 16:00

ICDL Exam Registration for Semester 1 is ONLY available on the above dates.

ICDL Exam Registration for Semester 2 will open in January.

How to Register:

  • Candidates wishing to sit their ECDL exams must register in the IT Training Centre, 4th Floor of the Kane Building.  
  • The registration process will take approximately 10 minutes
  • On registration the following payment is required:
    • Students - €50 CASH ONLY - covers skills card (exams cost €20 each payable on the day of exam) 
    • Staff 
      • Total ICDL Cost €190 Payment by Dept - if your department is paying the individual department should contact either their College Accountant of Management Accounting to organise a journal transfer i.e. to transfer funds from your budget to ours. Please email ecdl@ucc.ie for the Test Centre Cost Code.
      • Cash Payments - €50 initially covering the skills card (exams cost €20 each payable on the day of exam)
  • Please bring your Student/Staff ID Card
  • Please note exam modules may be taken in whichever order you wish, however for candidates wishing to complete ICDL certification we do recommend that they complete the 4 ECDL Essential Modules first. Scroll down to Syllabus Update below for further information.

THE TEST CENTRE CAN ONLY ACCEPT CASH PAYMENTS OR DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET TRANSFER. 

STRICTLY NO REFUNDS - SKILLS CARDS CAN HOWEVER BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER TEST CENTRE.

Cheques or Debit/Visa Card payments CANNOT be processed.

ICDL Costs

Skills Card : €50

Exams: €20 each

ICDL Essentials Certificate consists of 4 essentials module exams. 

For FULL ICDL Certification you must complete th 4 essential modules exams + 3 others.

If  a candidate is unsuccessful in an exam there is a charge of €20 for repeat exams.

ICDL Training

ICDL training is available online via Canvas 

Testing Times

ICDL Testing is held in Training Room 2 of IT Services, 4th Floor Kane Building.  There is 45 minutes allocated on the testing system for an exam. 

Check here for availability in the coming weeks. 

Test Booking

Email ecdl@ucc.ie with your name, student/staff number, date, time .

All exams must be pre-booked by the Wednesday afternoon of that testing week. Candidates cannot book for exams unless they have registered for exams first.

When attending a testing session please have you student/Staff ID card with you.

IT Training Centre

4th Floor, Kane Building,

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