Keyboarding Assessment (Typing Speed/wpm)

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We offer keyboarding assessments in person at our centre in Nanaimo. For Fall 2023, we will not be offering remote Keyboarding options.

Find out more about available dates and times

Please note: Keyboarding Assessment fees are non-refundable.






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


  • 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. 

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

*Keyboard Assessment fees are non-refundable.