Welcome to the 2021 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Online Championship
The Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Online Championship presented by Certiport, Inc. is a national competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Students that take a qualifying Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam can submit their exam into the championship.

Participating in this competition provides an excellent opportunity for students to showcase and prove their Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills, have some fun, impress student colleagues, and gain recognition.
How Do Students Compete in the 2021 MOS U.S. National Online Championship?

The process is simple! To be named the 2021 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Online Champion, students must have taken a qualifying Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam between June 16, 2019 and May 14, 2021, have been over 13 years old at the time they took the qualifying exam, have been under 22 years old at the time they took the qualifying exam, and have earned the highest score in one of the following categories by May 14, 2021:
- Microsoft Word (Office 2016)
- Microsoft Excel (Office 2016)
- Microsoft PowerPoint (Office 2016)
- Microsoft Word (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019)
- Microsoft Excel (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019)
- Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019)

In the case that two or more students submit the same high score, the exam time will be used as a tie-breaker (the exam taken in the least amount of time will win). Students can and are encouraged to retake their MOS exam(s) to improve their score and time. There is no limit to the number of times a student may take an eligible MOS exam, regardless of the pass/fail outcome, as long as the student is not in violation of the exam retake policy.

Previous participants of any MOS U.S. National Championship round can compete in this year’s online championship ONLY if they are competing in a different exam. For example, if a student competed at a prior U.S. National Championship in Microsoft Word (Office 2016) or Microsoft Word (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019), they can participate in this year’s online championship in any Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint exam but they cannot participate in any Microsoft Word exam.

At the end of the competition period, Certiport will notify the potential winners via email. If the potential winners do not respond to the notification email within 72 hours, then the potential winner may be disqualified, and an alternative potential winner may be selected from among all eligible exams following the same process and criteria. Please see the Official Rules for more details.
Students can enter their exam scores in one of two ways:

1. Enter an Exam at the Time of Testing:
Before a qualifying MOS exam begins, a screen will appear with competition information and an opt-in checkbox. To submit an exam into the Championship, check the box and then select the OK button. If students pass, their exam will automatically be submitted into the Championship. If students do not want to submit their exam, then students can opt-out of the competition by not checking the checkbox.

2. Enter an Already Completed Exam:
Did students complete and pass a qualifying exam but did not select to enter it into the Championship? Students can still enter their exam after completed for a chance to be the next MOS U.S. National Online Champion! Simply follow these steps:
a. Log in to the Candidate Home Page at www.certiport.com
b. Click on the Championship link
c. Select the exam to enter in the Championship
d. Select 'Register Selected Exams' button
What can students win?

There are six categories, so the first, second, and third place winner in each category will win the following prizes. 
1st Place
-  $3,000
-  Trophy
-  Medal of Achievement
-  Winner's Certificate

2nd Place
-  $1,500
-  Medal of Achievement
-  Winner's Certificate
3rd Place
-  $750
-  Medal of Achievement
-  Winner's Certificate
What's the deadline to enter?
June 16, 2019
First day to enter the 2021 MOS U.S. National Online Championship
May 14, 2021
Last day to enter the 2021 MOS U.S. National Online Championship
May 19, 2021
Certiport begins to contact winners via email

June 23, 2021
Certiport announces winners publicly at an awards ceremony held online
Awards Ceremony

On June 23, 2021, Certiport will publicly announce the 2021 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Online Championship winners at an awards ceremony that can be viewed online. The link for the awards ceremony will be shared via social media, on the Certiport website, and on this website leading up to the virtual awards ceremony.  
Official Rules

Learn the official rules to participate in the 2021 MOS U.S. National Online Championship.
Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about the 2021 MOS U.S. National Online Championship? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


Still have questions about the 2021 MOS U.S. National Online Championship? Email us at moschampionship@pearson.com and include “Online Championship” in the subject line. 
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