The ICDL programme received a Seal of Alignment from ISTE in May 2017. The Seal of Alignment shows that ICDL has been independently reviewed by ISTE, and was found to be aligned with the ISTE Standards. The Seal of Alignment was renewed in 2021.
The ICDL certification program modules were impressive for both the scope and depth of the foundational knowledge and skills they addressed. By participating in this program, educators can learn valuable information on the foundational digital skills and knowledge they or their students possess.Mindy Frisbee, Director of Alignment, ISTE, 2019
ISTE is a membership organisation committed to educational technology. Based in the United States, but active around the world, it maintains the ISTE Standards to provide a framework that helps educators transform learning with technology. Where learning resources and programmes are judged to be aligned with the ISTE Standards, they can be recognised with the ISTE Seal of Alignment.
ICDL addresses all the elements of the Readiness level of the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students, and is one of only two organisations to do so.