How do I become DLC certified?
To earn a DLC designation you must pass two data literacy exams including
Data Literacy Basics, and either of Data Literacy for Data Managers or Data Literacy for Analysts.
How do I successfully complete a course?
To successfully complete a course you must achieve a 70% or better score on the corresponding online exam.
Do I need to take the course to take the exam?
You do not have to listen to the
course itself if you are confident in your knowledge. However, most
students will find it advisable to take the course to prepare for the
Can I take an exam multiple times?
You can take each exam up to six times. However, each exam license that you purchase entitles you to three attempts. If you fail on all 3 attempts, you can purchase an additional exam license, and thus make up to three more attempts, by contacting
firstname.lastname@example.org. We believe that attempting an exam more than 6 times is not productive.
Is DLC certification associated with a particular version of DLC?
DLC certification is associated with the current version of DLC (currently v1). Although we will regularly update the material between versions, a new version will be released when there has been a significant change to the subject. We will announce new releases by emailing students, on our website, and in our newsletter.
How long is my certification valid?
Your certification is tied to the version of the DLC exam that you successfully completed. When a new version is released it is your choice to get re-certified in the new version.
Students who wish to re-certify on the most current version of DLC must take and pass the exam for that version. To prepare for the exam students will have the opportunity to take an updated version of the DLC course at a significant discount.
How do I get re-certified once a new version is released?