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Microsoft Office Specialist Canadian National Championship

Are Your Students the Best in Canada?

We’re looking to crown the 2023 Microsoft Office Specialist Canadian National Champions!

The Gold medalists for Microsoft Excel (Microsoft 365 Apps and/or Office 2019), Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft 365 Apps and/or Office 2019) and Microsoft Word (Microsoft 365 Apps and/or Office 2019) will represent Canada at the 2023 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship in Orlando, Florida

The Microsoft Office Specialist Canadian Championship, hosted by CCI Learning is a National Competition that tests student’s skills on Microsoft Office applications.

The top 10 students* with the highest exam scores will be invited to compete at the Canadian National Championship on June 5, 2023.

Each category’s winner will be sponsored to represent Canada at the 2023 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship in Orlando, Florida.

The top 10 students* with the highest exam scores in each course: Microsoft Excel (Microsoft 365 Apps and/or Office 2019), Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft 365 Apps and/or Office 2019) and Microsoft Word (Microsoft 365 Apps and/or Office 2019) in each of the fall and spring qualifying periods, will be invited to compete at the Canadian National Championship on June 5, 2023. Students may qualify in one of the two qualifying periods:

2023 Qualifying Periods: 

Fall Qualifier period: June 16, 2022 – December 16, 2022
Spring Qualifier: December 17,2022 – May 12, 2023

How Students Can Participate  

To participate, a student must pass one of the following exams between June 16, 2022, and May 12, 2023:

  • Microsoft Word (Microsoft 365 Apps and/or Office 2019)
  • Microsoft Excel (Microsoft 365 Apps and/or Office 2019)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft 365 Apps and/or Office 2019)

If there are two or more students that submit the same high score, the winner will be determined based on exam completion time (the student with the lowest exam completion time will be the winner). To improve exam scores and completion time, students are encouraged to retake their MOS certification exams.

A student may take an eligible MOS exam as many times as they want/need to achieve their desired results, as long as the student is not in violation of the exam retake policy.

Once the testing deadline of May 12, 2023, is completed, CCI Learning will notify the potential winners via email. If communication is not received from the potential winner within 48 hours, they may be disqualified. If disqualified, an alternative potential winner may be selected from other qualifying exams following the same process and criteria.

* To compete in the final round of the competition:
  1. Students must be enrolled in an approved, accredited learning institution.
  2. Be between the ages of 13 and 22 as of June 5, 2023.
  3. If you are an eligible minor, you must have the permission from your parents or legal guardians to participate in the competition.
  4. Have access to the Internet before and throughout the competition and qualify periods.

PLEASE NOTE: All competitors must be ready, willing, and able to travel to the USA with a valid passport, USA Travel Visa if required and, be able to comply with any applicable health regulations including proof of vaccination as required.

Students can enter their exam scores in one of two ways:  

1. Enter an Exam at the Time of Testing:

When taking a MOS exam, before it is launched a screen will appear with information regarding Microsoft Office Specialist competitions and an opt-in checkbox. To have an exam qualify for the championships, check the box and then select the OK button.

The exam will automatically be submitted to the championship if the student passed. Students can opt-out of the competition by not checking the checkbox if they do not want to compete in the competition.

2. Enter an Already Completed Exam:  

If a student completes and passes a qualifying exam but did not select to enter it into the Championship, they can enter after it is submitted for a chance to be the next MOS Canadian National Champion! Simply follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Candidate Home Page a certiport.com
  2. Click on the Championship link
  3. Select the exam to enter the Championship
  4. Select the ‘Register Selected Exams’ button

What can students win ?

The 1st place winner in each course Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word will win an All Expense Paid Trip to Compete in the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship!

 Prizes and Awards for the Canadian Champions in each course as outlined below: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word

  • $1500 (CAD)
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Certificate
  • $1000 (CAD)
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Certificate
  • $500 (CAD)
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Certificate