Off-Campus Assessments Overview

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

Off-Campus Assessments Overview (COVID 19)


Currently, VIU's Assessment and Exam Invigilation services are only able to offer off-campus Accuplacer assessments, which are invigilated through a third-party proctoring service online. Please refer to the instructions on the Off-Campus Accuplacer page for booking and payment information.

Trades Program Assessments

Students are required to complete a self-assessment for VIU Trades programs at this time. Please contact the Registration Centre at or 250-753-3245 to discuss your candidacy for your program of interest.

ABE Assessments

Please reach out to the Academic and Career Preparation team for guidance about setting up your ABE Assessment.

Off Campus Assessment Information- Not Applicable During Current COVID-19 restrictions.

We offer the opportunity for students outside the VIU region to write your assessment off-campus.

How to book an off-campus VIU assessment

  1. Find an individual or organization who will agree to be your test supervisor.
    1. This must not be a friend or family member.
    2. Contact your local college or university student services, a public library, employment centre or school counsellor for suggestions.
    3. Test supervisors may charge a fee for their services in addition to the fee charged by VIU; you are responsible for all fees incurred.
  2. Complete the Off Campus Assessment form, including your test supervisor's name, title, business address and professional email address.
    1. NOTE: We cannot send tests to personal email addresses (i.e. hotmail, gmail and yahoo).
  3. Pay the non-refundable off-campus assessment fee by calling the VIU cashier's office at 250-740-6236 (credit cards and Visa Debit accepted).

    1. Program Assessment / ABE $25 ($15 re-write).

    2. ACCUPLACER $65 ($50 re-write). 

  4.  We will not send the test material until we have received payment.

  5. Schedule the assessment date with your test supervisor. Your test supervisor will email your completed assessment back to VIU. We will contact you directly with the results of your assessment.

Online Request Forms

If you have any questions/concerns, please contact Assessment Services at