Keyboarding assessments are available at campuses in Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni and Mixalakwila.

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

Campbell River 250-923-9715 ext 7715
Comox Valley 250-334-5014
Port Alberni 250-724-8741
Mixalakwila 250-949-7912 ext 2811

Keyboarding Assessment Fee (NIC Applicant): $15

Keyboarding Assessment Fee (External): $45 + tax

  • Bring picture ID and your assessment fee receipt to the testing session. You must pay the assessment fee at Student Services. Assessment clerks cannot accept payment. Payment can be done on the day of your assessment provided Student Services is open.
  • A letter indicating your words per minute on one acceptable timing is provided at the end of the testing session.
  • Please note that 50 wpm with three errors or less is required for the Hospital Unit Clerk keyboarding assessment. Also note that while this is an online typing test, you will read off a hard copy.

Keyboarding Assessment Details

The assessment consists of producing one acceptable three or five-minute timed writing from a book of timings (time depends on your speed goal - five minutes for anything over 40 wpm).

An "acceptable attempt" must have three or fewer errors to calculate your speed.

You may make as many attempts as you wish in one hour and the backspace key may be used during the testing.

Test results are valid for two years, as per NIC Policy 4-13.