Microsoft Office User Specialist Certification (MOUS)

MOUSThe Business /CAOT Department is pleased to announce that Los Angeles City College is now a testing center. Microsoft certification exams will be available to students and district employees. Microsoft certifications will add value and credibility to their resumes.

Students and employees will pay for the test directly at the Certiport site.  The test can be for any Microsoft user specialist’s exam.


Check the Certiport site for current test pricing. There are several exam options to choose from.  In additon to the test price, there is an administrative testing site fee that is to be paid at our campus Business Office prior to your exam. Contact David Coleman at (323)953-4000, ext 2908 for more information. 

The best results for the Microsoft test occur when the participants are able to take the pretest to learn the testing environment.  Additionally, the pretest feature has tutorial capability allowing students to review material they have not yet mastered. You should score at least 90 % on the pretest before taking the official Microsoft exam.

Microsoft certification is an exciting opportunity for our students, faculty and staff. The testing is available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 – 9:00 am or 9:30 – 11:00 am, Tuesday and Thursday from 1:15 to 2:15 pm.  Friday 8:00 – 9:00 am. You must call ahead to schedule an appointment.

A benefit for all Unit I employees who successfully completed Microsoft Office User Specialist (“MOUS”) certification, will receive a pay differential each pay period upon certification to the District.

The Microsoft Office User Specialist (“MOUS”) certification is valid for three years from the date of issuance.

For further information on Microsoft testing , or to schedule an appointment to take an exam, please contact David Coleman at 323-953-4000 x2908 or .

Exam Fees

  • Individuals can purchase the exam at the Certiport website. The individual will pay all cost of the selected exam(s) to Certiport at their site. 
  • In addition to the cost of the exam, Individuals will need to pay an Administration Fee (Testing center fee) for having the exam administered at our test site.

 The Administration fees will be collected from individuals prior to taking the test. Anyone that wants to take the test at our site shall submit payment to the LACC Business Office (AD111). The original receipt from the Business Office must be presented to the test proctor before the exam and will be retained by the test proctor for office records.

 At the time of payment, the Individual should let the Business Office Cashier know that he/she is paying the “CERTIPORT- ADMINISTRATION FEE”.

  • $25 - CERTIPORT- ADMINISTRATION FEE – Per Exam (Applies to all individuals that will test at LACC – Business Administration Dept.)