Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2019

What is the MOS World Championship?

The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship presented by Certiport, Inc. is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® (2013 or 2016). Top students are invited to represent their respective countries at the World Championship. In New Zealand, students are required to participate in the National Championship, and the winners of that event continue on to the World Championship.

The Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship is now the largest IT competition in the world, with other 1.3 million student entrants from 116 countries in 2018.

How do I compete?

New Zealand Championship

This year we are proud to announce our partnership with PB Technology as our championship partner.

To compete in this years MOS New Zealand Championship, you must attend one of the local qualifying events happening near you. You will be required to sit one Microsoft Office Specialist Exam from the selection between Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2016.

You will be assessed on your proficiency of the application through a combination of score and time to determine the national representatives

Registration & Training

Fill out the form below to RSVP your students a spot in the local qualifier. Once you have registered, you will receive an information pack with all the materials your students need to prepare for the competition day.


Event Locations

We’re hosting 10 events across New Zealand. Find the one closest to you!


Auckland South




Auckland Central

Napier / Hastings

Palmerston North




10th June

11th June

12th June

13th June

14th June

17th June

18th June

19th June

20th June

21st June


*Venue or Schedule To Be Confirmed

What you can win?

An all expenses paid trip to New York, including flights and ACCOMMODATION.

We’re looking for students to represent New Zealand at the Worldwide Microsoft Office Championships. In 2018 we had our first ever New Zealand Champion at the MOS World Championships and we’re looking to reclaim our title in 2019.

We’ll be looking for three of the best students for Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2016 and we’ll be flying them to New York to stay in the Marriott Hotel in Times Square and represent New Zealand in these applications.

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