Learn it, know it, show it.

Northstar helps test your computer skills. You can build skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges.
Prepare for your future now!

Test Your Digital Literacy

Complete any of the online modules to see what you know.

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How It Works

The Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment defines the basic skills needed to use a computer and the internet in daily life, employment, and higher education. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of adults to perform these tasks. Test takers can receive digital badges whenever they pass assessments, and can additionally receive certificates when they pass assessments in a proctored environment at a Northstar testing location. Once you pass Northstar, which certifies basic skills, you may choose to pursue more advanced training and certifications.

Take an Assessment

Want to test what you know? Complete any of the following online modules.
If you would like to earn a certificate for passing the assessments, find a Northstar testing location.

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Why take an assessment at a Northstar testing location?

  1. You can earn a certificate when you successfully pass each assessment.
  2. Testing locations offer assistance in setting up and taking assessments.
  3. Most testing locations offer computer classes, so you'll be able to master skills that will help you pass assessments.

Become a Testing Location

Testing locations can award certificates and digital badges. Each location can access its own admin portal, which includes detailed reports on all assessments they administer. Testing locations pay an annual fee, which includes online support.

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