Google Workspace (Sheets, Docs, and Slides) is quickly becoming a requirement for basic work-level productivity. Today, over half of all computers and platforms in the US education system, for example, run on Chromebook hardware and that number only continues to grow. Ensure your students or candidates are prepared for the future with a Google Docs certification.
The Tosa Google Docs certification determines and validates a candidate’s proficiency and skill level in Google’s word processing application. The Tosa Google Docs certification supports students, trainees, employees, or jobseekers in their employment, professional, or academic objectives.
There are no eligibility requirements to take a Tosa certification exam. In K-12, we recommend using Tosa Google certifications as part of a course or curriculum starting at grade 6.
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Tosa assessments and certification exams on Google Docs
Assessments are not required to be proctored when taken remotely, while certification exams must be taken in-person or via our remote proctoring solution.
|Number of questions
|Taken online under proctored conditions, in-person or via our remote proctoring system
|Skill level on a 1 to 5 scale. Detailed skills reports
|Score on a 1 to 1000 scale. Diploma delivered within 5 business days
The Tosa Desktop Certified User for Google Workspace certification
The Tosa Google Docs certification is part of the The Tosa Desktop Certified User for Google Workspace certification .More information about the Tosa Desktop bundle for Google Workspace certification
Skills Badging with Credly
We partnered with Credly to help our earners share their new certification, and the skill set associated with it, on their resumes, CVs, or professional social media profiles. You can earn a skills certification badge from Credly when you score "Productive" level or higher on the Tosa Google Docs Certification Exam.
Available Badges for Google Docs
- Tosa Google Docs Certified User – Productive Level
- Tosa Google Docs Certified User – Advanced Level
- Tosa Google Docs Certified User – Expert Level
Tosa Desktop Proficiency Badging
Candidates that earn the Tosa Google Sheets certification, plus the Tosa Google Docs and Tosa Google Slides certifications, at the Productive level or above are entitled to receive a Tosa Desktop Certified User Credly badge that demonstrates complete proficiency in Google Workspace software, which includes Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Docs.
- Tosa Desktop Certified User – Productive Level
- Tosa Desktop Certified User - Advanced Level
- Tosa Desktop Certified User - Expert Level
Skill Domains Assessed
Google Docs Environment and methods
Questions under this domain cover the most common features and their main functionalities: File, Home, Insert, and Page Setup. They also cover the different display modes in Docs.
- Using the main functions of the software
- Knowing and customizing the software environment
- Knowing and customizing the display mode
Google Docs Page layout and formatting
Questions within this domain cover basic to advanced formatting of a text or paragraph and applying a theme to a document. This domain also includes tabs, indents, borders and margins, and page and section breaks
- Applying formatting options to texts
- Creating, handling and customizing styles within documents
- Using layout tools on paragraphs
- Using layout options
Google Docs Editing tools
This domain covers bullets and numbering, performing a search, and using spellcheck. Skills on the revision tools, header and footers, footnotes are also assessed
- Using entry aid tools
- Managing selection and displacement in a document
- Using and handling automation tools in documents
- Inserting and customizing references in documents
Google Docs graphic objects and tables
This domain covers skills with objects in Docs documents: tables, charts, objects, clipart images, and photos. Candidates will also find questions on the functionalities of editing and moving objects.
- Inserting and modifying graphic objects
- Handling tables
- Using graphic object tools
Certification Exam Detail
The Tosa Google Docs Certification Exam relies on a database of more than 200 questions. It is composed of a mix of 35 questions, including multiple-choice, interactive, and live in-the-application questions, and lasts 1 hour. The algorithm adapts to each answer of the candidates to adjust the difficulty level of the questions until they reach the exact definition of the candidates’ level by calculating the limit of their skills. Candidates receive a numeric score out of 1000 points associated to a proficiency level on a five-level scale. Candidates who score between 1 and 350 points don't earn the certification. They will not receive a diploma but a certificate of completion. Candidates who score 351 points or above earn the certification. They will receive a diploma by email within five (5) business days. If candidates score 551 points or above, they will also be eligible to receive a Credly digital badge.
The Tosa Google Docs Certification Exam is valid for three (3) years. Once expired, earners must retake the certification to maintain it over time. Earners wishing to demonstrate skills development and personal growth may re-take the exam to improve their score at any time. There is no waiting period between two attempts.
Rules & Technical Requirements
Tosa certifications must be taken under specific proctoring conditions. For more information about Tosa certification exam rules and technical requirements, please visit our dedicated exam policies page or consult the downloadable PDFs below.Tosa Certification Exam Technical Requirements (PDF) Tosa Certification Exam Rules (PDF)
Prepare For Your Certification Exam
In order to be well prepared for your exam day, we recommend:
- Taking at least one Tosa assessment test prior to your exam
The Tosa assessment test, like the certification exam, is an adaptive test composed of a mix of multiple-choice, interactive, and live in-the-application questions. It contains 25 questions and lasts 40 minutes. It does not need to be taken under proctored conditions. Results are delivered on the same 1-to-5 proficiency level scale and includes detailed skills reports to help determine student or candidate strengths and weaknesses before taking the certification exam.
- Utilizing the free practice tests available on our website
In addition to our Tosa assessment tests, we offer short practice tests for free. Simply navigate to and click on the “Free practice test” button on the top right of the page, then select which test subject you’d like to practice.
- Taking a Tosa-aligned course
We have partnered with several eLearning providers and publishers to provide online courses that align with the Tosa certification objectives. To achieve a productive level or higher for a Tosa certification, it requires candidates an average of 150 hours of training and hands-on experience with Google Docs. This average training time depends on their pre-existing skills or knowledge, the expected outcome for the certification (score/level), and the provider.
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