The International Computer Driving License (ICDL) is for anyone who needs to demonstrate to an international standard that they are fully competent in the use of a personal computer and common computer applications and that they know the essential concepts of information technology.
The ICDL Certification Program awards certificates to persons who have passed a test on the basic concepts of information technology and six practice-based tests. These tests are administered using a personal computer and common computer applications. The seven test modules include Concepts of Information Technology (IT), Using the Computer and Managing Files, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database, Presentation, and Information and Communication
Owned and coordinated by the European Computer Driving License Foundation Limited (ECDL-F), a not-for-profit organization based in Dublin, Ireland, the ICDL is an internationally recognized certificate. It demonstrates a person's competence in computing knowledge and skills in accordance with international standards. ECDL (European Computer Driving License) and ICDL are synonymous and identical standards apply to both. The ECDL-F has produced a set of standards and quality guidelines that govern the procedures for the ICDL concept and ensure that it is operated in a consistent fashion in all member countries.