Assessment and Exam Invigilation Services (AEIS)

COVID-19 update (June 2021)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, VIU’s exam centres canceled all in-person exams and assessments between March 2020 and June 30th 2021.

All External Exams (Summer 2021)

We are able to support external exam invigilation requests via Zoom, provided that the exam institution has permitted this.

For more information about Zoom proctoring for external exams, please email

With the easing of COVID-19 related restrictions, we are working toward a full reopening of our centres over the next several months.  We will update this space as we are able to confirm our reopening plan timeline.

Phase 1 (July/August 2021)

Nanaimo campus: VIU Accommodated Exams for Intersession 

Starting July 1st 2021, we are very happy to let you know that we are initiating a 'soft' re-opening of our centre, offering the option of in-person exam invigilation for VIU students with exam accommodations whose classes are having in-person exams*.

*Note: We have very limited space due to COVID-19 restrictions, so we are not yet able to offer in-person invigilation to students whose VIU exams are offered remotely (i.e. VIU Learn).

All in-person accommodated exam invigilation is by appointment only.

Please make your request at least one week in advance through our online booking system or email us at

Nanaimo Campus: In-Person Testing 

Limited in person Accuplacer resumes August 24. Please email us at with subject line 'In Person Accuplacer' for more information.

    • Session 1: August 24 at 9am (maximum 8)
    • Session 2: September 2 at 1pm (maximum 8)

Limited in person Keyboarding resumes August 25 for both VIU applicants and external candidates. Please email us at with subject line 'In Person Keyboarding' for more information.

    • Session 1: August 25 at 1pm (maximum 8)
    • Session 2: September 1 at 1pm (maximum 8)

Cowichan Campus

  • In-person ABE testing starts August 24.
  • In-person Accuplacer testing starts August 26.

Phase 2 (Fall 2021)

Nanaimo Campus

  • External Exams: Our centre is working toward reopening for in-person exam invigilation for our external clients, starting in September. For now, we are continuing to offer remote invigilation via Zoom for external exam institutions that permit this. Please contact us directly at for more information.
  • VIU Admissions Testing We will be offering limited sittings for in person Accuplacer Grade 12 English Equivalency and Keyboarding assessments for both VIU and external applicants,  as well as continuing to support remote options via online platforms. Please contact us directly at for more information.
  • VIU Trades : Self-assessments will continue for Trades programs for Fall 2021. Please contact for more information.
  • Accommodated Exams: Starting August 23, we will be able to support all VIU accommodated exams in person. Please use our online booking system to request your invigilation.

Cowichan Campus

In person external exam invigilation to start week of September 13.

Accommodated Exams at VIU

Are you a current or prospective VIU student with a documented disability? 

Have you registered with VIU Accessibility Services and have a current accommodation letter?

Our team can help support your exam accommodations.

Note: VIU Accuplacer applicants with exam accommodations, please email us directly at before booking your test.

Learn more about accommodated exams at VIU

Nanaimo Campus

Building 200, Room 218
900 - 5th Street
Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5S5
Phone: 250-740-6276

Contact Nanaimo Assessments

Cowichan Campus

2011 University Way
Duncan BC V9L 0C7
Phone: 250-746-3509
FAX: 250-746-3529

Contact Cowichan Assessments

Powell River Campus

100 - 7085 Nootka Street
Powell River BC V8A 3C6
Phone: 604-485-2878
FAX: 604-485-2868

Contact Powell River Assessments

Our Mission

VIU’s Assessment Services supports student success and commits to best practice standards for assessments.

We bring this vision into reality by providing a technologically advanced, secure, and welcoming testing environment that supports test taker success and opens pathways to academic and career opportunities.

Assessment Services values high standards of customer service, exam security, collaborative relationships, and revenue generation and data collection that positively impacts student success.

The stakes of all of the exams we administer are significant, including midterm and final subject exams, graduate or professional school admissions tests, professional certification and licensure tests, and job selection tests.

We ensure the standards surrounding exam security and administration are fairly and consistently upheld.

The various foundation skills assessments results we generate and interpret are a reliable method to support placing a student in a program or course to ensure they are likely to meet with success.

NCTA Certified

Vancouver Island University Assessment Services was the first testing centre in Canada to be certified by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).

We subscribe to the Professional Standards and Guidelines for Post-Secondary Test Centres.

NCTA Certified                                                                                                                       

* Rates are inclusive of GST - VIU’s GST# 107657678RT0001