What started as a blogging platform has now become one of the most popular and fastest growing content management systems (CMS) and website-building tools on the internet. In fact, as of 2022, it is estimated that 43% of all websites on the internet use WordPress – a growth from 40% in 2021.
The Tosa WordPress certification determines and validates a candidate’s proficiency and skill level in WordPress installation, themes, widgets, WooCommerce, content management, and more. The Tosa WordPress 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 WordPress certifications as part of a course or curriculum starting at grade 9.
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Tosa assessments and certification exams on WordPress
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
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 WordPress Certification Exam.
Available Badges for WordPress
- Tosa WordPress Certified User – Productive Level
- Tosa WordPress Certified User – Advanced Level
- Tosa WordPress Certified User – Expert Level
Skill Domains Assessed
Administration and configuration
The questions in this domain focus on the configuration of WordPress. Candidates are tested on user administration and moderation, installation, configuration, backup and security of the CMS, as well as bug resolution.
- WordPress Administration
- Updates and Backup
- Configuring and securing WordPress
Content writing and integration
Skills from this domain gather questions on WordPress content and SEO. Candidates are tested on their ability to create, modify and set up pages, posts and media, on their tree structure management as well as on their knowledge of SEO best practices.
- Knowledge of Pages & Articles
- Content management
- Menu management
Candidates are tested on the graphical aspect of WordPress. They are also tested on their mastery of the use of WordPress themes and graphic customization as well as on their knowledge of child themes.
- Managing a theme
- Child theme
Extensions and Widgets
This domain includes skills on WordPress features. Candidates are tested on their knowledge of the main WordPress extensions (WooCommerce, builders, forms, SEO...) and widgets as well as on their mastery of the implementation of an extension.
- Knowledge and management of the main extensions
- Knowledge of Widgets
- The WooCommerce extension
Certification Exam Detail
The Tosa WordPress Certification Exam relies on a database of more than 150 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 550 points don't earn the certification. They will not receive a diploma but a certificate of completion. Candidates who score 551 points or above earn the certification. They will receive a diploma by email within five (5) business days and are eligible to receive a Credly digital badge.
The Tosa WordPress 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 WordPress. 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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