ICDL is the digital skills standard. Join over 17 million people and boost your skillset with a flexible certification that allows you to develop your computer skills to your own requirements.

ICDL is delivered through a network of test centres. To get started with ICDL, you should contact a Test Centre directly. Use the map list below to find your nearest centre.

ICDL has made a significant impact in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, contributing to the enhancement of digital literacy and technological skills. Since its introduction, ICDL has been adopted by various governments and organisations as a standard for assessing and certifying computer proficiency. The ICDL GCC Foundation, established to manage the ICDL program in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, has played a crucial role in promoting digital literacy by working directly with government organisations and policymakers. With over 800 ICDL Approved Centres across the GCC, including schools, universities, commercial centres, and government organisations, the program has become a cornerstone for equipping individuals with essential computer skills necessary for today’s digital era.

ICDL’s impact in MENA extends beyond individual skills development; it has become an integral part of national initiatives aimed at building digital societies. For instance, the agreement between the UAE Ministry of Performance Development for Government Departments and ICDL GCC Foundation to make ICDL mandatory for all federal government employees is a testament to the program’s role in advancing e-governance and contributing to the socio-economic growth of the country. The uniform knowledge base created by ICDL certification fosters a culture of lifelong learning, positioning individuals and organisations in MENA to actively participate in the global digital landscape and contribute to the ongoing technological advancements in the region.

ICDL activity in the Middle East and North African (MENA) territories are managed by a number of National Operators based in the region, namely Specto, based in Amman, Jordan, ICDL Arabia based in Dubai, UAE and Vision Beyond, based in Lebanon and LQAS, based in Libya.

If you are an individual wishing to get ICDL certified, first step is to find an ICDL Accredited Test Center near you by using the map below.

If you are interested in offering ICDL to students, candidates, clients or employees or if you are considering partnering with ICDL for a project or initiative, click on the appropriate button below.

Our ICDL Europe team, based in Dublin, Ireland and Brussels, Belgium, supports our valued partners in the delivery of ICDL certification across the MENA Territories. Click on a territory on the map or select from the dropdown list above each map, to find out more about ICDL in a specific territory and to locate a test centre.

Meet the ICDL Europe team

Your ICDL Europe team is based in Brussels and Dublin. Our Brussels headquarters are in the heart of the European district, supporting our policy advocacy work. We are part of ICDL Foundation, the global governing body for ICDL. We work with partners across Europe and also directly manage a network of test centres in several countries. We also support our valued partners across the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) and The Americas.

ICDL Europe

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General Manager
Linda Keane

As the General Manager of ICDL Europe, Linda Keane orchestrates the seamless delivery of ICDL services, working in collaboration with an extensive team and partners across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa to ensure the effective implementation and expansion of ICDL’s initiatives and impact.

Market Development Manager

Claudia Delaney

In overseeing the Irish market, Claudia brings her wealth of expertise to facilitate your seamless integration into the ICDL family, customizing certification solutions to precisely meet the unique learning requirements of your students, Claudia is dedicated to maximizing the benefits derived from the comprehensive array of ICDL programs.

Market Development Manager
Lucia Mancini

In her role, Lucia plays a pivotal role in providing robust support to existing ICDL test centers in both Spain and Portugal, leveraging her expertise to ensure their ongoing success. Beyond this, she is passionately engaged in the strategic growth of the ICDL partner network across the entire Iberian Peninsula, fostering collaborative relationships and advancing the reach and impact of ICDL in the region.

Marketing and Communications Manager
David Jackman

As the Marketing and Communications Manager for ICDL Europe, David spearheads the implementation of dynamic marketing campaigns while offering invaluable support and resources in marketing and communication to ICDL Accredited Test Centers.

Partner Support Specialist

Colm O’Hara

As Partner Support Specialist, Colm provides exceptional assistance to our Accredited Test Centres, ensuring seamless integration of ICDL programs. He is responsible for addressing inquiries, offering guidance on certifications, and fostering positive relationships. His dedication ensures our partners thrive in delivering high-quality digital competence solutions.


Don’t just take our word for it! More than 17 million people are now ICDL certified across the world. Scroll through the testimonials below to understand how ICDL Certification has benefited them.

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