Assessment Centre

The Assessment Centre is offering in-person computer-based Math and Keyboarding assessments.

Please click on the appropriate colored box below for more information and for alternative assessment options.  

If you require assistance with program requirements and options, please make an appointment with an Academic Advisor by calling 604.871.7000, option 2.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment 

Every student with a scheduled in-person appointment is required to complete a BC COVID-19 Self-Assesment on the day of their appointment. The link to the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment will be provided to you in your confirmation appointment email.  


We are now offering in-person keyboarding assessments.

Note: We currently only offer keyboarding assessments for VCC programs.

The keyboarding assessment consists of six, five-minute timings using the TYPIST program.

For VCC programs, you will need 98% accuracy (five errors or fewer) in a five-minute timing, using the touch-typing method (using the appropriate fingers for each key on the keyboard).

Before booking - IN-PERSON Keyboarding Assessment

To book a keyboarding assessment for a VCC course or program, you need the following 3 pieces of information:

  • Voucher number from TYPIST 
  • A VCC ID number (usually 9 digits and begins with '000')
  • The name of the VCC course or program you want to get into

If you do not have these 3 pieces of information, please speak with one of the following advisors:

*It is the student's responsibility to confirm and request the correct assessment for their chosen program/course.  Please consult with a VCC advisor for details.

Ready to book?

To book an in-person Keyboarding assessment, please follow these instructions carefully:

  1. Visit the TYPIST site and purchase a voucher. The cost is $20 + GST
  2. Once you have purchased your voucher, book an appointment in RegisterBlast to have your TYPIST keyboarding assessment proctored by VCC Assessment Centre. The proctoring cost is another $20 (GST included)
    You will need the following information to book:  
    • TYPIST voucher number
    • VCC ID#
    • The program you need the Keyboarding for
  3. Once in the RegisterBlast booking site, please read and follow the instructions carefully. Click here to book to have your TYPIST keyboarding proctored
  4. Please make sure to be familiar with the TYPIST Keyboarding assessment by watching the overview video

About the Keyboarding assessment

Details about the Keyboarding Assessment:

  • This assessment is in-person
  • Prior to starting the assessment, there are three, 1-minute practice sessions
  • The keyboarding assessment consists of six, 5-minute timings done on a computer using the TYPIST program
  • It is recommended that you practice with a free standing keyboard rather than a laptop
  • Timed Writings are on the screen
  • Please allow 60 minutes of your time to do the keyboarding assessment
  • This assessment may be retaken without a waiting period
  • Government issued Picture Identification will be required when taking the keyboarding assessment (ie. Valid driver’s license, passport, BCID, PR card etc)
  • On the day of your appointment, you are required to complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment. Without the completed Self-Assessment, you will not be allowed to enter the testing room. The link to the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment will be in your appointment confirmation email. 
  • The schedule is subject to change without prior notice

Note: The backspace key is allowed.

Here are some free practice keyboarding sites:

Assessment fees are non-refundable. Fees are subject to change.

The cost for a TYPIST Keyboarding assessment is:

  • TYPIST Voucher fee: $20 + GST
  • TYPIST Keyboarding Proctoring fee: $20 (GST included)

To reschedule your keyboarding assessment appointment, we require 48 hours notice to avoid a $25 rescheduling fee.

If you cannot pay by credit card, please email assessments@vcc.ca for other options 

Assessment results are confidential and valid for one calendar year.

This assessment may be retaken without a waiting period.

An assessment fee applies each time you do the keyboarding assessment.

Duplicate results lettters can be generated at an additional fee. Contact us for more information.