European Computer Driving Licence - ECDL

Partner The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg's governement &
Association of Engineers Architects Scientists Industrials (da Vinci a.s.b.l)
Duration 45 minutes per module / test
Period During the day and the evenings
Next session Test sessions are continously organized, depending on the number of candidates

Luxembourg Lifelong Learning Center (LLLC)
13, rue de Bragance
L-1255 Luxembourg

Evaluation Method Practical computer-based tests in English, French or German
language English, French, German
certifications ECDL Base - upon succesfully passing the four basic modules
ECDL Standard - upon succesfully passing the four basic modules + 3 standard modules (to be chosen from a selection of 5 available tests)
ECDL Expert - upon succesfully passing 3 advanced modules (to be chosen from a selection of 4 available tests)
ECDL PROFILE -upon successfully passing 4 module of your choice (Base, Standard, Advanced)
ECDL TYPING - upon successfully passing one of the three levels of proficiency

100 € for 7 tests (ECDL STANDARD)
60 € for 4 tests (ECDL BASE)
20 € for each additional test
20 € for each Typing Test

50 € for the e-learning (ECDL Base)
20 € for the diagnostic Test

What is the ECDL?

The ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) is an internationally recognized certification documenting practical competencies in the use of the most common IT applications. Currently, 14 ECDL modules and five certificates, covering modern requirements with regards to IT knowledge, are available. The PC based tests are organised at the Luxembourg Lifelong Learning Center.

The ECDL is aimed at all computer users: employees, students, the unemployed and others. The certificate allows them to evaluate and validate their IT compentencies.

The European Computer Driving Licence :

  • emphasises competencies and abilities by an internationally recognised certificate ;
  • is a summary of IT knowledge, which is useful for further education ;
  • corresponds to the needs expressed by the labour market with regards to IT.

With the ECDL certificates, companies and organisations guarantee their staff thorough knowledge in the daily use of the most common Office programmes, operating systemss and internet aplications .

Over 14 million people in 148 countries have already taken part in the ECDL certification programme.


The Chamber of employees (Chambre des salariés) has been organising the ECDL in Luxembourg since 2001. In 2006, the Luxembourgish state, the Chamber of employees and the luxembourgish engineers' association (da Vinci Association of Engineers Architects Scientists Industrials) have signed a partnership agreement, the main aim of which being to promote of the ECDL in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.

The ECDL certifications

ECDL - MODULAR certification

The ECDL certificates prove your knowledge in using various computer programmes confidently and efficiently. To get an ECDL certificate you will need to pass certain certification tests. You can either have your basic computer knowledge (ECDL Base et ECDL Standard), or your advanced knowledge in the use of Office (ECDL Expert) certified.

ECDL PROFILE for maximum flexibility and paste or closer to the internal needs of your business, you can choose from the full range of available modules and create your certification (min. 4 modules).

* This module/ certificate was developed by the Austrian Computer Society and is endorsed by the ECDL Foundation.

The ECDL tests (Demo version)

Practical tests

The main strength of the ECDL tests resides in their practical aspect: the problems to be resolved during the different module tasks are carried out within the chosen application and all correct solutions are accepted. The help function can be used to finalise the required tasks. A certain amount of theoretical learning content is tested by multiple-choice questions (for instance in the IT security module).

  • For each module, one test needs to be passed.
  • The maximum duration for one test is 45 minutes.
  • The test outcome is considered successful if the candidate has correctly answered at least 75% of the questions.
  • Test questions are either in English, in French or in German (language to be chosen by the candidate)
  • Tests leading to a certification take place at the LLLC, a certified ECDL test centre, and are supervised by an ECDL examiner.

DEMO version

To get a precise idea of these certification tests, please click on the link below and respond to the different types of questions (multiple choice questions, real-life situations, …)

  • For users of the Internet Explorer browser
  1. Click Demo (Sophia application starts automatically)
  2. The access code is already pre-filled, click "Continue"
  3. Select "Demo ECDL" and then "OK"
  4. Start the test
  • For users of other browsers (Firefox, Chrome, …)
  1. Click Demo (save and run the Sophia application)
  2. Choose the desired language (top right)
  3. Choose "Assessment test" and type the access code demolux1 then "continue"
  4. Select "Demo ECDL" and then "OK"
  5. Start the test

DEMO version Typing

To give you an accurate idea of typing test, please click on the link below and start the demo version 2 minutes or 5 minutes.

  • For users of the browser Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome.
  1. Click Demo typing (save and start the Sophia application)
  2. Choose the language (top right)
  3. Select the "Typing Test" tab
  4. Enter access code tscdemo1 and click "Continue"
  5. Select "Demo Typing Test 2min" or "Demo 5min Typing Test" then "OK"
  6. Start the test

Prepare for the ECDL certification tests (e-Learning / diagnostic)


The ECDL test preparation can be designed to fit your needs. You can acquire the necessary knowledge through self-directed learning.

Module descriptions and complete contents as covered by the tests (syllabus) can be consulted in the section "Module and test content descriptions".

The LLLC also offers complete e-learning support materials (Web Based Training). These consist of e-learning training that has been specifically conceived and approved by the ECDL foundation to prepare candidates to pass the ECDL Base certifications. This didactical tool is availbale only to candidates registered for the ECDL certifications.

  • Total cost: 50 Euro (access for the duration of a year)

ECDL e-learning registration

Terms and conditions of participation


Diagnostic tests cover all the contents of every module and offer a detailed assessment. This way, candidates can get a good overview of their current knowledge. There is no time limit for diagnostic tests and the test can be interrupted as often as you like. After answering all questions, a corrected model will be displayed.

ECDL exams can be taken using the following operating systems and software versions :

Operating systems Windows Vista, 7, 8
Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013 (PC)
Database Access 2007, 2010, 2013 (PC)
Browser Internet Explorer from 6, Firefox from 3.5, Chrome from Version 29
E-mail Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013
Image editing Gimp 2.8, Adobe Photoshop from CS4, Adobe Photoshop Elements from Version 12

  • Prix : 12 € each diagnostic test

ECDL diagnostic registration

Module and test content descriptions

Description of modules

Base Modules Description
Computer Essentials This module covers the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for using computers and mobile devices, for creating and managing files, for dealing with networks, and ensuring data security.
Online Essentials This module covers the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for browsing the web, finding information efficiently, online communication, and email use.
Word Processing This module covers skills concerning the use of word processing, e.g. writing letters, formatting, editing document page settings, inserting a table or using spell check.
Spreadsheets This module covers skills such as creating charts, using and applying mathematical and logical formulas, sorting data, and entering data in cells.

Content covered by the tests - Syllabus ECDL Base................

Standard Modules Description
Using Databases This module covers fundamental knowledge regarding the structure and management of databases.
Presentation This module covers the proficient use of a presentation programme, e.g. how to enter a well-structured text in slides, create a presentation with a consistent slide design and animation effects or how to print handouts.
Online Collaboration This module covers best practice regarding social media, online meetings, online learning platforms and mobile devices.
IT Security Ce module fournit des connaissances élémentaires sur la sécurité dans l’utilisation des TIC au quotidien. Cela inclut la connexion sécurisée à un réseau, la sécurité sur Internet et la sécurisation des données et des informations.
Image Editing This module covers the practical application of an image editing programme to improve, edit and print digital photos as well as publish them online. Additionally, this module conveys an understanding of the main concepts of digital image editing.

Content covered by the tests- Syllabus ECDL Standard.........

Advanced Modules Description
Word Processing This module covers skills needed for the professional use of a word processing programme, e.g. using fields, forms and templates.
Spreadsheets This module covers advanced spreadsheet skills, e.g. the analysis of data in tables, conditional formatting and custom number formats.
Database This module covers the key database concepts necessary to understand a relational database and use an appropriate application to create an advanced database structure and outputs.
Presentation This module covers advanced skills such as inserting movies and sounds, linking and embedding data into a slide and creating presentations for specific target audiences.

Content covered by the tests - Syllabus ECDL Advanced........

Typing Module Description
Typing The Typing test assesses quick and accurate typing.

Content covered by the tests - Factsheet Typing ..................


ECDL sessions are held continuously.


  • 100 € for 7 tests (ECDL Standard)
  • 60 € for 4 tests (ECDL BASE)
  • 20 € for each additional test
  • 20 € for each typing test


  • 50 € for Base modules (access for a period of one year)


  • 12 € each test

Terms and Conditions

Article 1 - Accès à la certification

Tout intéressé désireux de passer une certification ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) doit s’inscrire moyennant le formulaire d’inscription à envoyer par courrier, fax ou par e-mail :

Luxembourg Lifelong Learning Center (LLLC)
13 rue de Bragance • L-1255 Luxembourg
T +352 27 494 600 • F +352 27 494 650 •

Article 2 - Paiement des frais d’inscription

Suite à la réception de la facture, l’inscription n’est définitive qu’après réception du paiement du droit d’inscription sur le compte :

auprès de la BCEE Luxembourg
N° IBAN : LU98 0019 1255 2768 2000

Article 3 - Annulation et report d’inscription

Pour l’organisation d’une séance de tests menant à une certification ECDL, l’inscription d’un minimum de personnes est requise, faute de quoi le LLLC se réserve le droit de reporter cette séance à une date ultérieure qui sera communiquée au candidat. En cas d’annulation par le candidat aucun remboursement du droit d’inscription payé n’est effectué. Le candidat peut néanmoins reporter la date d’une séance de tests. Pour être pris en compte, le report de date doit obligatoirement faire l’objet d’une demande par courriel, courrier ou par fax au plus ard 5 jours ouvrables avant la date de session de tests menant à une certification ECDL. Cette demande est à adresser au LLLC.

Article 4 - Annulation de la formation

Après réception des droits d’inscription le commanditaire reçoit une confirmation de participation écrite par courriel ou par courrier de la part du Luxembourg Lifelong Learning Center.

Article 5 - Délivrance des certifications

Tout candidat ayant réussi les modules / tests requis reçoit une « Certification ECDL - BASE, STANDARD ou EXPERT » en fonction des modules / tests réussis.

Article 6 - Protection de vos données personnelles

Nous vous invitons à prendre connaissance de tous vos droits en matière de protection de vos données personnelles sur

Article 7 - Droit à l’image

En acceptant les présentes conditions générales, vous donnez votre autorisation à ce que des photos vous identifiant personnellement (notamment lors de la remise des diplômes) soient publiées sur les sites internet de la CSL et notamment sur celui du LLLC, sur les réseaux sociaux utilisés par la CSL, aussi que dans diverses publications de la CSL.


Réf. Horaire Début Lieu Prix Jour Semestre S'inscrire
ECDL 14:00 - 17:30 20 sept. 2018 Luxembourg 100 € je 2018
ECDL 17:30 - 20:30 27 sept. 2018 Luxembourg 100 € je 2018