Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist Credentials are recognized worldwide and will help your resume stand out. MOS credentials demonstrate your ability to solve real-world problems and function efficiently in the workplace. Credentialing also demonstrates your commitment to staying current in your skills.

Literacy Pittsburgh is excited to offer 12-week Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint classes to help you prepare for the MOS certification exam. 

Next Cohorts:
  • MOS Excel Certification
  • MOS Word Certification

Tuesday and Thursday evenings
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Literacy Pittsburgh Downtown Center.

Mandatory Orientation Session: Tuesday, September 10
Class Dates: September 17 - December 12

Register by emailing  The deadline to sign up is September 3.

About MOS Certification Courses:
  • The courses are intensive 12-week classes that meet twice a week in person.
  • Courses are offered as cohorts with specific start and end dates.
  • Participants should also expect to work outside of class time to complete assignments.
  • Students who obtain at least a 70% on graded assignments and tests are eligible for a voucher to take the Microsoft Associate level exam at no charge.
  • Take a reading test and meet the minimum score.
  • Attend required orientation.
  • Basic working knowledge of the respective software.
  • Commit to attending every class for the duration of the 12 weeks (maximum 3 absences).
  • Commit to homework outside of class to be prepared for each session.
To learn more or register for our next cohorts, please email Vince at

This program is part of Literacy Pittsburgh's Ready & Relevant initiative, which is made possible through community project funding from the FY22 federal spending bill. The total cost of the Ready & Relevant program is $1,790,803. $675,000 (38%) is funded through a Federal Community Project grant. The other $1,115,883 (62%) is funded through other public contracts and private donations.

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