NIDES (North Island Distance Education School) and SIDES (South Island Distance Education School)

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

Schedule a NIDES/SIDES exam with us

  1. Notify NIDES / SIDES administration that you will write your exams at a VIU campus
  2. Contact us to schedule your exam at the location nearest to you

Nanaimo Assessment Services

Student Affairs Building (Building 200)
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

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