Computer Studies Proficiency Test

Who Writes the Test

Candidates wishing to enroll in the Computer Studies - Senior Additional Basic Qualification course may take this test in lieu of 1.0 full university degree credit or the equivalent in the teaching subject (out of 2.0 full university degree credits required).

If you are unsure whether you should be taking this test, email a copy of your official transcript to and request that it be assessed for the Computer Studies - Senior Additional Basic Qualification. We will contact you at our earliest convenience to confirm whether you qualify for the course or if you need to take the proficiency test.

Test Format

The computer studies proficiency test is administered online. 

Format: 20 multiple choice questions
Time Allotted: 45 minutes

The passing grade for the proficiency test is 75%.

Accessing the Test

If you have registered for the test you will be contacted via email from OISE Continuing and Professional Learning with login and test-taking instructions. You can expect this email between the registration deadline and the first date of the testing period. At the beginning of the test, candidates are required to input personal information in order to proceed, including:

  • Candidate's registered email.  This will be used as the access token to the test.
  • Candidate's first name
  • Candidate's last name
  • Candidate's OCT number
  • Academic honesty declaration

Sample Questions

The practice test is available in PDF format only:
Sample Questions
Answer Key

Accommodation for Documented Disability

If you require accommodations, please email


Successful completion of this test is valid for 3 years from the date you took the test. The Computer Studies - Senior course offering is subject to cancellation each term based on minimum enrollment.

The Computer Studies Proficiency Test runs 2 times per calendar year, approximately one month prior to the registration deadline for the associated course offering.









Full Course Details

Section Title:

Computer Studies Proficiency Test

Enrolment Session:

2024 Summer



Total Hours:



28 May 2024 to 18 Jun 2024

Delivery Option:


Course Fee(s):


Section Note(s):

Deadline to register:June 18, 2024, 11:59pm EST. If the "Add to Cart" button is still available, late registration is possible.


The test can be written at any point during the testing period (May 28 - June 18, 2024). Once access is provided, the test can be written at any point, up until the course registration deadline.

If you are taking this test to satisfy requirements for PK12-CSS Computer Studies Senior, we recommend that you register for the course to secure your spot. You will be notified of your results via email prior to the upcoming session's registration deadline. If you do not successfully complete the test, you will be eligible for a full course fee refund.


  • Once registered, please visit the Learner Portal to submit your course application and any related documents by the registration deadline (we recommend doing so from a computer for the best user experience)
  • Requests for withdrawal received by the registration deadline will receive a refund. Requests made after this date will require further review. You can find our withdrawal, refund and transfer policy under Resources » OISE CPL Registration Policies

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