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MOS Certification

Certifications Non-Clinical
MOS Certification

The Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust (BHMT) has partnered with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers to provide FREE Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams and test preparation. A Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification can help validate competence in using Microsoft Office.


Members of a BHMT bargaining unit can access 3 levels of MOS Certification exams in Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, or Word in versions 2019 or 2021:


Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
– Recognition of core skills in Office applications


Show that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Microsoft Office by earning a MOS certification in a specific Office program (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Access). If you are pursuing the higher level certifications, a MOS certification is a great entry point.


Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert
– Recognition of advanced skills in Word and Excel


Establish that you have advanced skills in key Office programs. To earn a MOS Expert certification, you must pass level 2 certifications exam in both Word and Excel.


Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master
– Recognition of mastery across Office applications

Demonstrate that you have the deepest level of skills needed to proficiently use Office programs by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification. Obtain your MOS in Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access and your MOS Expert in Word and Excel.


Not sure which exam to take? Take the FREE Microsoft Office Assessment to help you choose the right level exam.


Who Should Enroll?

The Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Program is intended for BHMT Participants who want to demonstrate their Microsoft Office superstar skills with confidence. You can also prepare for certification exams by using optional official test prep courses and materials.



How Do I Register?




  1. Go to Certification section of the New Horizon BHMT Computer Training Website.
  2. Under the Optional Classes to Prepare for Certification column, choose the relevant course title.
  3. You will then be directed to a class page with course overview, outline, and schedule.
  4. Click Register button to sign up for a class.





  • You must be a KP Union Alliance or Coalition Employee with “active” KP employment status.
  • You must have completed your probationary period.
  • You must be a benefited employee typically working 20 or more hours per week.

  • None.

  • A reliable computer with a high-speed internet connection
  • If you don’t have access to a reliable computer, we can lend you one! Learn more.
  • Current version of a common browser (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox) and Adobe Flash Player
  • Must have a microphone to fully participate in the Online Live courses
  • Alternative internet access in the event of communication or equipment problems


REGISTER NOW for a MOS Certification Exam!


  1. Register with Certiport and receive your exam voucher number.
  2. Go to Certification section of the New Horizon BHMT Computer Training Website.
  3. Choose the exam number for the specific certification title (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, etc.).
  4. You will then leave the New Horizons – BHMT student portal webpage and go to the Microsoft Learning page. On the new page, click “Schedule with Certiport.”
  5. Provide your zip code or city and state, and in the “Program” field, select “Microsoft Office Specialist.”
  6. In the “Version” field, select Microsoft Office version 2019 or 2021.
  7. In the “Exam” field, select the specific certification title.
  8. After choosing a nearby facility, contact the Certiport Authorized Testing Center directly to register for the Microsoft Office Certification exam.


NOT QUITE READY to take the exam?


BHMT gives you two ways to prepare for your MOS Certification test: through our in-house Ben U Skills | IT Soft Skills – Skillsoft Library and through Ben U Skills | IT Soft Skills – Basic Computer. Both options offer certification test prep courses in Access, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and Word are available in Microsoft versions 2019 and 2021.


New Horizons offers 4 convenient and flexible Learning Methods:

  • Online Live (OLL) – A live classroom experience broadcast online allowing you to attend training virtually from your home or office.
  • Hosted Distance Learning (HDL) – Experience a supportive learning environment by taking an online course at one of New Horizon’s locations. Enjoy an environment free of distraction with no worries about technical issues or setup time.



Student Agreement

This program and participation is governed by the terms of the BHMT Student Agreement. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the student agreement; by registering and participating in this program you are agreeing to comply with it.



Unsuccessful Course Completion and Dropped Class Policy

Ben U programs require your time and effort on a consistent basis as well as communicating with the course instructor, tutor, or BHMT Career Development Coach if you are having difficulties or conflicts. Should you not complete your program successfully with a ‘C’ or better, pass, or drop the course by the institution’s 1st drop date, your participation in Trust programs may be suspended for a period of twelve months.