Assessment and Exam Invigilation Services

Welcome to VIU Assessment and Exam Invigilation Services

Response to COVID 19:

Assessment Services is closing for a 3-week period starting Tuesday, March 17.

All exams and exams and assessments will be cancelled during this time.  Please contact your institution or instructor directly to let them know, and to ask for their guidance.

We will be processing refunds over the coming days.  At this time, we are not rescheduling exams, but may contact you via email when future sittings are available.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.


Book online for exams at Nanaimo campus

For exam bookings at the Cowichan or Powell River Campuses, please email the Assessment Departments below directly.

* Please be aware that exam rates have increased and are now inclusive of GST - VIU’s GST# 107657678RT0001


Building 200, Room 218
900 - 5th Street
Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5S5
Phone: 250-740-6276
Toll free 1-888-920-2221
FAX: 250-740-6615

Web: VIU Nanaimo   


2011 University Way
Duncan BC V9L 0C7
Phone: 250-746-3509
FAX: 250-746-3529

Web: VIU Cowichan

Powell River

100 - 7085 Nootka Street
Powell River BC V8A 3C6
Phone: 604-485-2878
FAX: 604-485-2868

Web: VIU Powell River

VIU DAS Accommodated Exam Information

Our Mission:

  • VIU’s Assessment Services supports student success and commits to best practice standards for assessments.
  • We bring this vision into reality by providing a technologically advanced, secure, and welcoming testing environment that supports test taker success and opens pathways to academic and career opportunities.
  • Assessment Services values high standards of customer service, exam security, collaborative relationships, and revenue generation and data collection that positively impacts student success.
  • The stakes of all of the exams we administer are significant, including midterm and final subject exams, graduate or professional school admissions tests, professional certification and licensure tests, and job selection tests.
  • We ensure the standards surrounding exam security and administration are fairly and consistently upheld.
  • The various foundation skills assessments results we generate and interpret are a reliable method to support placing a student in a program or course to ensure they are likely to meet with success.

NCTA Certified

Vancouver Island University Assessment Services was the first testing centre in Canada to be certified by the National College Testing Association (NCTA) - Full story.

We subscribe to the Professional Standards and Guidelines for Post-Secondary Test Centres.

NCTA Certified

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