Keyboarding Speed Certificate

A free, five-minute timed certification process has you key text from unfamiliar material. A maximum of five errors is allowed. International rules specify two points off your gross score for each error. If successful, you’ll immediately receive an original certificate of validation.

  • Six timings on three unfamiliar tests during each session
  • The minimum speed is 25 Net Words A Minute (NWAM)
  • You will be given one original certificate 
  • A valid picture ID is required
  • You must complete an application prior to the test either online or on the first visit to the facility to receive a CSID number
  • The CSID number along with your picture ID will be given to the instructor before you take your test 
  • No appointment necessary
  • Arrive 30 minutes early
  • Please expect to stay 1-2 hours to register, complete the test, and receive your certificate.
  • Testing will not be administered if you arrive more than 15 minutes after posted test time


No testing the first and last weeks of the semester:

  • Fall 2019 tests are available between Sept 8 - Jan 18.
  • Spring 2020 tests are available between Feb 6 - May 29. 

Keyboarding Test schedule:

Friday1:00 PMMid-City Room 307
Thursday1:30 PMWest City Room 207

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