Assessment and Exam Services (AES)

Nanaimo Campus

In-Person and Remote Exam Services  

AEIS offers in-person external exam invigilation services, Accuplacer (Grade 12 English equivalency) testing and Keyboarding assessments. Accuplacer* and Keyboarding assessments can also be taken remotely online for a small extra fee.

Email us at for more information.  

*Please let us know if your Accuplacer test is for the Health Care Assistant (HCA-PP) admissions requirements when you apply.

VIU Trades

Self-assessments will continue for Trades programs for Spring 2022. Please contact for more information.

Accommodated Exams

We are able to support all VIU accommodated exams in person. Please use our online booking system to request your invigilation. For more information, reach out to us at

Cowichan Campus

For more information about scheduling external exam invigilation, Accuplacer, Keyboarding or ABE tests at the Cowichan Campus, contact

Powell River Campus

For more information about scheduling external exam invigilation, Accuplacer, Keyboarding or ABE tests at the Powell River Campus, contact

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We moved!

Assessment and Exam Services have moved to Building 255 (International Education), room 115 (office) and room 110 (exam room).  

Accommodated Exams at VIU

Are you a current or prospective VIU student with a documented disability? 

Have you registered with VIU Accessibility Services and have a current accommodation letter?

Our team can help support your exam accommodations.

Note: VIU Accuplacer applicants with exam accommodations, please email us directly at before booking your test.

Check out the Universal Access at VIU web page for accessibility maps and building information.

Learn more about accommodated exams at VIU

Where do you want to go?

Accuplacer Grade 12 English Equivalency Test

Grade 12 English Equivalency Test for VIU Admissions or BC Corrections.

Accuplacer Information

Keyboarding Assessments

For VIU Admissions, employment, or other.

Keyboarding Information

Remote Invigilation Services

We offer remote Accuplacer, Keyboarding and external exam invigilation services. Email us for more information at

Remote Accuplacer Request Form

VIU Campuses

Nanaimo Campus

Building 255, Room 115
900 - 5th Street
Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5S5

Contact Nanaimo Assessments

Cowichan Campus

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

Contact Cowichan Assessments

Powell River Campus

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

Contact Powell River Assessments

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.

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.


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