VBA Excel
Certification

Available languages: English, French
Version(s): 2010, 2019

Skill in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) is a requirement for basic work-level productivity. Ensure your students or candidates are prepared for the workforce with a VBA Excel certification from a trusted, industry-recognized name in Tosa.

For high-level customization and macroing of the Microsoft Excel environment, there is no better tool than VBA. Microsoft VBA Excel allows users to manipulate user interface features, such as menus, buttons, and toolbars, as well as work with custom user forms, dialog boxes, and more. Ensure your students or candidates are prepared for the workforce with a Microsoft VBA Excel certification from a trusted, industry-recognized name in Tosa.

There are no eligibility requirements to take a Tosa certification exam. In K-12, we recommend using Tosa Microsoft certifications as part of a course or curriculum starting at grade 9.

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Tosa assessments and certification exams on VBA Excel

Assessments are not required to be proctored when taken remotely, while certification exams must be taken in-person or via our remote proctoring solution.

Assessment test Certification exam
Number of questions NA NA
Duration 0min 0min
Exam protocol Taken online Taken online under proctored conditions, in-person or via our remote proctoring system
Results Skill level on a 1 to 5 scale. Detailed skills reports Score on a 1 to 1000 scale. Diploma delivered within 5 business days

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 VBA Excel Certification Exam.

Available Badges for VBA Excel

Complete Proficiency Badging

Skill Domains Assessed

Objects

This domain covers the candidates’ knowledge of using Excel-related objects and all types of collections that contain objects (workbooks, worksheets, rows/columns, cells, charts). It also covers the declaration of variables, the manipulation of charts, and the management of object building blocks (fields, properties, methods, events).

Procedures

This domain evaluates the candidates’ ability to code within procedures, handle procedures (conditions, loops, errors, events, etc.), and call procedures.

Dialog boxes, forms and ActiveX controls

The candidates are tested on their knowledge of ActiveX controls, simple dialog boxes (MsgBox, InputBox), and Userforms (building with the different controls, display, events, usage).

Environment and debugging tools

This domain covers the creation of custom functions, the different editor windows (properties, spy, etc.), and the use of instructions (points of interest, stop instructions, step-by-step debugging, error handling). It also covers the creation of add-ins and code protection.

Certification Exam Detail

The Tosa VBA Excel Certification Exam relies on a database of more than 100 questions. It is composed of a mix of 25 questions, including multiple-choice, interactive, and live in-the-application questions, and lasts 60 minutes. 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. They receive a diploma by email within five (5) business days.

The Tosa VBA Excel 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 Tosa certification exam rules and technical requirements, please consult the downloadable PDF below.

Download the Tosa Certification Rules and Technical Requirements(PDF) Tosa Certification Exam Policies

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. Tosa online courses typically range from one to eight hours, depending on the pre-existing skill or knowledge of the candidate, the expected outcome for the certification (score/level), and the provider.

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