Office of Admissions

PCPT: Personal Computer Proficiency Test

Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily ceased PCPT testing.

The Personal Computer Proficiency Test (PCPT) can be taken in lieu of CIS 1010, Introduction to Personal Computing to demonstrate proficiency in in the use of personal computers. The College of Business Administration requires that every student receiving an undergraduate degree in business administration demonstrates proficiency in the use of personal computers in four distinct software areas: (1) word processing, (2) presentations, (3) spreadsheets, (4) database. To meet this requirement, one must either pass the Personal Computer Proficiency Test (PCPT) administered at the Cal Poly Pomona’s Testing Services; or enroll in CIS 1010 Introduction to Personal Computing (4 units credit, pass/fail only).

Test location: Testing Services Facility, CLA Building 98, 2nd Floor, P2-4

For more information on this test visit the College of Business Administration.

PCPT Test Dates

All dates are closed at this time.

Step 1: Registration

Registration for PCPT is closed at this time due to COVID-19.

Step 2: Payment

The test is closed and registration fees are not required, due to COVID-19.


The PCPT consists of four modules in Microsoft Office 2016 (Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint). A score of 70% or higher on each module is required to pass the test. Module scores cannot be averaged or combined. The result of each module is available as soon as the test is completed. If you do not pass any module(s) you must wait one week from the exam date to retest only the failed module(s). You may only retest once. It is required to register and pay the $10 test fee again.


Students requesting accommodations for disabilities must be processed through the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The DRC can be contacted at (909) 869-3333.