May 28, 2021

As the 2021 MOS World Championship in-person event in August is canceled, the dates, times, and rules may be coming soon for the Virtual 2021 competition. This website is not a promise of a Virtual World Championship. Until the dates, times, and rules are finalized, the Sponsor reserves the right to forgo the Virtual World Championship.

April 14, 2021

Due to the continued difficulties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions, Certiport has decided to cancel the August 2021 in-person Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Championship event and go completely virtual in 2021. This decision was made after considering all alternatives and gathering input from our Certiport partners throughout the world.

National Championships around the globe have been canceled, postponed, or moved to a virtual format. We hope that you understand the need to move the World Championship to a virtual event in 2021 based on the current circumstances.

The 2021 ACA Virtual World Championship is planned to be to be held in the fall of 2021 and will follow the same format as the previous World Championships. National ACA winners will compete alongside other national winners and create a design project remotely.

Certiport will share more details in the coming months regarding the competition format and exact dates. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at acachampionship@pearson.com. We hope that you are staying healthy and safe during this time.

What is the MOS World Championship?

The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship presented by Certiport, Inc. is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel® and PowerPoint®. Top students are invited to represent their respective countries at the World Championship. In some countries or regions, students are required to participate in a National Championship, and the winners of that event continue on to the World Championship.

Individual partners/countries may have additional published rules.

Learn how to compete in your country

How do I compete?

Get certified to compete! When you take a qualifying Microsoft Office Specialist exam in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, you can enter into the MOS Championship and you could be chosen to represent your country!

The Certiport team is proud to partner with our Solution Providers around the world.

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What will I win?

1st place

  • 7,000
  • Trophy
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Winner’s Certificate
  • Other prizes provided by Microsoft

2nd place

  • 3,500
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Winner's Certificate

3rd place

  • 1,500
  • Medal of Achievement
  • Winner's Certificate

What's the deadline to enter?

June 16, 2020

First day to enter the 2021 MOS World Championship

First day to enter

First day to enter the 2021 MOS World Championship is on June 16, 2020


June 15, 2021

Deadline to enter your MOS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint score into the 2021 MOS World Championship

Deadline to enter

Check with your local Solution Provider for more information about deadlines within your country


August 1-4, 2021

MOS World Championship in Orlando, Florida, USA


Live competition in Orlando, Florida, USA


Looking to promote the competition?

Certiport wants educators to have the materials they need to promote the MOS World Championship in their classroom, school, or country. Visit our Media page to request promotional items, view videos, and download your own posters, fliers, press releases, and other materials to get your students excited about the MOS World Championship.

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Official rules

Learn the official rules to participate in the MOS World Championship.


Frequently asked questions

Want to learn more about the MOS World Championship? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


Past competitions

Do you want to see highlights from our past competitions? Search our hashtag #MOSWC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. See projects, pictures, and videos from years past!

View past competitions

MOS Championship Hall of Fame

The MOS Championship doesn’t end with the awards ceremony. Winners go on to compete and succeed in higher education and the job market.

Want to read the stories of some of our top MOS Champions from the past and find out where they are now? Download a copy of our e-book “Where Are They Now: Stories of Microsoft Office Specialists”.

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