Keyboarding Assessment (Typing Speed/wpm)

Keyboarding Assessments

We offer keyboarding assessments in person at our centre in Nanaimo, as well as remotely via Zoom.  

For the remote option, access to high-speed internet and a laptop or desktop computer with microphone, speakers, and webcam is required. 

To find out more about available dates and times, please email:

Nanaimo Campus and remote option:  Assessments@viu.ca.

Cowichan Campus:  Assessments.Cowichan@viu.ca

Powell River: Examspr@viu.ca

Please note: Keyboarding Assessment fees are non-refundable.

Assessment

Score

Program

Details

Keyboarding

Dependent on program – check your program or employer's requirements

TypingTestPro

  • Timed 5-minute intervals. Candidates have up to 12 attempts to make the required net words/minute within the scheduled time frame.
  • One space after every period.
  • BACKSPACE button is available.
  • Two (2) words deducted per error to a maximum 5 errors per 5-minute timing (standard business practice).

Approximate Time:  1 Hour

An official results letter in PDF format on VIU letterhead, indicating gross and net words per minute, is provided via email at the end of the testing session. 

Remote Keyboarding via Zoom*: $55 for employment or other institutions / $45 for VIU students with current VIU student number.

In-person Keyboarding*: $45 for employment or other institutions / $35 for VIU students with current VIU student number.

*Keyboard Assessment fees are non-refundable.