Computer Proficiency Exam

All business and pre-business majors shall demonstrate computer literacy and competency prior to taking junior and senior level courses. Requires one of the following:

  1. Passing score (70%) on the Computer Proficiency Examination (CPE), or
  2. With Credit (Cr) or "C" or better grade in a transfer equivalent course, or
  3. Complete IS 233. Introduction to Computer Systems and Applications

CPE is a way to satisfy your Computer Proficiency Requirement.

CPE Preparation Self Study Materials:

For the Workshop topics and schedules, please visit the CBA Center for Student Success.

CPE is a hands-on computer exam consisting of four Microsoft Office modules: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. The exam is graded as Pass/Fail. To receive a passing grade, 70% of your answers must be correct in EACH of the modules.

** FMD and FCS Students are only responsible for Word, Excel and PowerPoint modules.

Upcoming Exam Dates

2016 Exam Dates for Computer Proficiency Exam
Date Time Exam Location
Registration will be activated 30 days prior to the exam.
Tue, Oct 4 3:30 - 5:30 PM CBA 240
Tue, Nov 8 3:30 - 5:30 PM CBA 240

Note: Complete the CPE Registration online by clicking on a date above. $40 CPE fee must be paid prior to your scheduled exam date. You must register first before you pay. Payment should be made at the Cashiers Office located in Brotman Hall.   Any payment related issues should be addressed to the Cashier’s Office, not to the IS Department.

Your Student ID and Your Payment Receipt are required for exam admittance. Please bring both of them with you to the exam. Arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in and get set-up. 

For CPE schedule and test related questions, send an email to IS Department with the email subject line, CPE.