ICDL International Certification of Digital Literacy


The University of Padova hosts two official test centers where the ICDL – International Certification of Digital Literacy Core Level, a widespread certification that tests practical skills and competencies covering computer theory and practice, can be achieved. The test consists of seven stand-alone modules:

  • Concepts of information and Communication technology (ICT)
  • Using the computer and managing files
  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Using Databases
  • Presentation
  • Web Browsing and Communication

To achieve the certification, candidates must buy a skills card (a document where the modules successfully passed are recorded), and pay a fee when applying for each module. Students and Staff at the University of Padova are granted special discounts.

Further information concerning how to apply, fees and deadlines is available in Italian only: ICDL