ICDL Profile

We know everyone uses technology for different reasons, which is why we developed ICDL Profile. With ICDL Profile, you can get certified in the skills your job or field requires. You choose the module combinations best suited to you. Those modules then represent your ICDL Profile, which are listed on your online ICDL Profile certificate. An ICDL Profile is for life. You can build on it over time, as your needs change, or as technology evolves and more modules are developed. In this way, your ICDL Profile grows with you: it never expires, and will always be proof of your skills and lifelong learning.


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

ICDL Based Profile

ICDL Base Profile
ICDL Base Profile certifies essential skills. Because the skills covered in this 4-module certification are essential to anyone who uses computers and other devices on a daily basis, it is recommended that everyone should certify their skills to this level. 

ICDL Standar Profile

ICDL Standard Profile
ICDL Standard Profile is the most flexible of the recommended ICDL profiles. It consists of the 4 Base modules, plus any other 3 Standard modules from a wide range. This 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 Expert Profile

ICDL Expert Profile
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 ICDL Advanced modules.


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. 

Here are a few examples of different customised ICDL Profiles: 

As a Digital Marketing Executive, I write copy daily and I regularly have to deliver perfect presentations. Web and image editing are vital in my job and we collaborate with clients all over the world. This is my ICDL Profile: 

Digital Marketer1

Being a High School Student, I knew ICDL would help me with my studies. I've saved time writing assignments and researching online. I want to be a designer, so Image Editing was very interesting. This is my ICDL Profile: 

Example Profile High School Student 


I'm an Accounts Assistant so I use spreadsheets daily. I was genuinely surprised by how much I didn't know about databases and how much they could help me with my day to day tasks. This is my ICDL Profile:

Example Profile Accounts Assistant