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Assessment Centre


The Assessment Centre has temporarily suspended all in-person assessments until further notice.

We are looking into alternative options for students who need to meet program/course requirements. 

To check out what alternative options we are offering, please click on the appropriate box below.  

The Assessment Centre is still open for inquiries and can be reached by email or

by phone 604-871-7093.


If you require assistance with program requirements and alternative options, please make an appointment with an Academic Advisor by calling 604-871-7000 Option 2 or schedule online at online appointment booking.


Thank you for your patience and understanding during a very challenging and very complex time.




We have found a temporary testing option for your keyboarding speed requirement. 

The online keyboarding speed test is available through Langara Continuing Studies.   You will need a computer and a camera that can tilt or angle to meet visual requirements set out for the test.  A cell phone or tablet can be used for the video camera. 

 The cost is $49 Cdn.


How to book your keyboarding speed test:     

1)      Register by phone by calling 604-323-5322.  (Appointment times are set up by Holly Hames once you register, so                                                                                                                 please disregard the "start date and time" in the course info).                                                                       

2)      Once you register, contact Holly Hames at to set up an appointment

3)      In the email, she will need  the following information for VCC to accept your results:     

                  a)      Full Legal Name (Last Name and First Name)

                  b)      VCC ID#

                  c)      Date of Birth

                  d)      Minimum required speed for your VCC program  (#gwpm or #cwpm with 5 errors or fewer)

                  e)      Number of errors

                  f)      5 minute timed test


Your results certificate will be mailed to you.   You will also need to advise Langara to send your results to the Registrar’s Office at Vancouver Community College at   

Thank you.



A keyboarding assessment may be required for entry into some VCC programs.

The keyboarding assessment consists of 6 five-minute timings done on a desktop computer using the Cortez- Peters keyboarding program. This program does not allow the use of the backspace key. 

For VCC programs, you will only be allowed 5 errors or less in a 5 minute timing, using the touch-typing method (using the appropriate fingers for each key on the keyboard).

Keyboarding requirements for the following VCC programs:

Please note that no more than 5 errors are permitted as part of the entry requirements for VCC programs.




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

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

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

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.



Note: On January 02, 2019, the new assessment and rescheduling fees will come into effect


Please book online by clicking on the following link:

If you do not have a credit card, please do not book online.  Contact the Assessment Centre at 604-871-7093 and please leave a message at Option 6.  


Details about the Keyboarding Assessment:

- The keyboarding assessment consists of 6 five-minute timings done on a computer using the Cortez-Peters keyboarding program

- Backspace key is disabled  (cannot backspace to correct)

- 2 spaces after a period (.)   1 space after a comma (,)

- 2 spaces after a colon (:)   1 space after a semi-colon (;)

- Timed Writings are on a piece of paper and not on the screen

- Use a regular keyboard to practice and not on a laptop if possible

Please allow 1 hour to 1 ½ hour  of your time to do the keyboarding assessment.

This assessment may be retaken without a waiting period.


Picture identification is needed to enter the assessment room (ie: valid passport, driver's license, PR card, BCID, etc.).




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

The cost for a keyboarding assessment is $40.00.  Payment must be made to secure your appointment.  

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


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.