Moraine Valley Community College || Information Management Systems

IC3 Certification Testing

Recommended course for IC3 preparation:
Students are encouraged to enroll in IMS-101, Introduction to Computer Systems. The IMS Department uses approved courseware to prepare students for testing.

For more information about testing at Moraine Valley, contact Dawn Patitucci at (708) 974-5706 or e-mail

Procedures for testing:

  1. All IC3 exams are $30.
  2. Determine the IC3 test(s) you wish to attempt. Choose from the following:
    • Computing Fundamentals
    • Key Applications
    • Living Online
  3. If you are ready to take a certification exam, please contact Carrie Wolf, Testing Coordinator, at the Moraine Valley Community College Testing Center for an appointment. Carrie may be reached at (708) 974-5319 or If you have taken Certiport exams previously and were issued a username and password, please bring that information with you when you report for testing.
  4. When you report to Testing Services in B101 for testing, bring two forms of identification, one of which must be a photo ID. You may pay for the test with a personal check or money order made out to Moraine Valley Community College. Cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices are not allowed in the Testing Center.
  5. Important! Individuals who are participating in any type of pre-paid promotion must pay a proctoring fee of $25 per testing appointment (check or money order) in addition to submitting a voucher for each test.
  6. Tests are approximately 45 minutes; please allow a minimum of one hour for the entire testing process. Report to B101 ten minutes before your test time. Visit Moraine Valley's Web site for directions to B101 and a campus map.

Note: If you have not yet taken IMS-101, Introduction to Computer Systems, and you pass all three IC3 tests, you can apply for Proficiency Credit for IMS-101. There is a $25 charge to receive college credit. Contact Dawn Patitucci at for more information.

Procedures for requesting a transcript:

If you pass your IC3 tests (and we hope you do), you can view your test results, print a certificate, or request a printed certificate by following the steps below. You must know your username and password that you created when you took the certification test.

  1. Log in to your account at Certiport.
  2. CLICK My Transcript in the sub-navigation menu, to view your Digital Transcript.
  3. To the right-hand side of any certification you have earned, you will see three (3) hyperlink options available to you: PDF, XPS and Order Official Certificate.
    1. PDF ― This option allows you to open and print a PDF version of your certificate.
    2. XPS ― This option allows you to open and print a XPS version of your certificate.
      NOTE: If PDF or XPS readers are not installed, you will be prompted to install these readers in order to enable viewing mode.)
    3. Order Official Certificate ― Choosing this option allows you to order a personalized, professionally printed credential on fine stock paper via our e-commerce store.
  4. If you choose PDF or XPS, you will be presented with the printable image of your certificate, watermarked with the text, "Online Copy."
  5. To print the official certificate (without the "Online Copy" watermark) as a PDF or XPS file, you must CLICK the Print Official Certificate button found at the bottom of that page. This will redisplay your certificate without the watermark.
  6. Ensure your printer has the paper you desire in the printer tray and choose the Print icon to begin printing your Official Certificate. (NOTE: Before final printing, choose "Print Preview" to ensure your document will print appropriately.)
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