Keyboard Testing (Typing Speed/wpm)

Book online for exams at Nanaimo campus

To book a keyboard assessment, please contact the campus closest to you:  

Nanaimo Assessment Services

Student Affairs Building (B200)
2nd floor, Room 218
900 - 5th Street, Nanaimo BC V9R 5S5
Phone: 250-740-6276 Toll free 1-888-920-2221
FAX: 250-740-6615
Web: Nanaimo Assessment Services Registration

Cowichan Campus Assessment Centre

Student Affairs office (Main floor)
2011 University Way, Duncan BC V9L 0C7
Phone: 250-746-3509
FAX: 250-746-3529
Web: VIU Cowichan Campus

Powell River Campus Assessment Centre

Student Affairs Office, 100 - 7085 Nootka Street
Powell River BC V8A 3C6
Phone: 604-485-2878
FAX: 604-485-2868
Web: VIU Powell River Campus

Fee: $35.00 






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

Keyboarding Pro Deluxe

  • Timed 5-minute intervals; however, students have more than one chance to make the required net words/minute within the time frame.
  • One or two spaces after every period (depending on campus)
  • BACKSPACE button is available
  • Hit TAB to begin each paragraph and ENTER when at end of paragraph
  • Reading from text, not from screen
  • Two (2) words deducted per error
  • Maximum 5 errors per 5-minute timing is standard business practice.

Approximate Time:  1 Hour

A letter indicating net words per minute and a copy of your keyboarding printout are provided at the end of the testing session.   

Keyboarding practice: 

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