What is ECDL?

ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) is the global standard in end-user computer skills.

ECDL certificatraises the level of ICT and computer skills and allows candidates to be more productive at home and at work.

Outside of Europe, the certificate is recognized as ICDL - International Computer Driving Licence.


European Union back in 1997 recognized the need for unique and recognizably computer education of employees in education institutions and the public sector within the Union. Therefore, CEPIS - Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (Council of European Professional Information Society), established a foundation ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence (European Computer Driving Licence). In 2003 it received significant support from the European Commission and became an official standard in state bodies of the Union and its members.