Assessment and Exam Invigilation Services

COVID-19 update: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, VIU’s exam centre has canceled all in-person exams and assessments. The safety of our students, employees, and broader community continues to be the priority. All in-person exams will remain cancelled until Spring 2021 at the earliest. VIU’s exam centre remains open for remote student support.

At this time we have capacity to support remote proctoring for external institutions who have approved invigilation via Zoom.

Note: Booking online is currently not available. Please contact us directly at

* Rates are inclusive of GST - VIU’s GST# 107657678RT0001

Nanaimo Campus

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

Contact Nanaimo Assessments

Cowichan Campus

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

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Powell River Campus

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

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Exam Accommodation

Information for students who have registered with Disability Access Services, and have a current accommodation letter which includes exam accommodations.

Learn more about Exam Accommodations

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).

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

NCTA Certified