What is ECDL

ICDL (International Digital Literacy Certificatation) is an internationally recognised qualification that enables people to certify their computer skills to an internationally recognised standard.
You will find ICDL/ECDL in 100 countries and 41 languages. The programme has been delivered to more than 16 million people worldwide.

Concept ICDL was created by the Council of European Profesional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) in 1995 as a task force, supported by the European Commission through the ESPRIT research programme with the aim of examining how to raise the levels of digital literacy throughout Europe. A new certification programme was launched as the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) in Sweden in August 1996.

A central ICDL/ECDL coordination body The ICDL Foundation, is based in Dublin and operates as a nonprofit social enterprise, with the prime aim of ensuring a consistently high standard of ICDL/ ECDL implementation.
ICDL Foundation's certification programmes are designed, validated, and approved by academics and industry experts from around the world. The range of certification progammes is continually developing, in line with market needs and technological advancements. The ICDL Foundation is recognised as a credible international voice and advocate on digital literacy issues, and works with other international organisations in the ongoing promotion of digital literacy as an important contribution for increased economic and social cohesion.

The Slovak society for informatics is the national operator for ICDL/ ECDL in Slovakia. It is responsible for quality and standards control, authorisation testing centres, localisation of the modules and issuing the certificates in Slovakia.