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External Exam Invigilation & Typing Tests


Who can request an invigilation of an exam? 

Anyone who wishes to write an exam from another institution (with their Institution's approval).

Who do I contact to book an exam time? 

BOOK and PAY for an exam online at

 ****Please do not drop in to book exams as we are often in testing sessions****

What days do you offer invigilation services for external exams?


Wednesdays at 2:00pm & 3:00pm or 

Thursdays at 9:30 am & 10:30


Tuesdays at 10:30 am or 11 am

What if my exam is an online examination?

We will invigilate your session according to your institution’s policies and procedures. Our Center has computers available to students for online exams.

How much is the invigilation fee?

There is a $60 fee for each invigilated exam (up to 3 hours/per exam) and $10 per additional hour or portion thereof. Exams over 3 hours need pre-approval from our center prior to booking online.

What do I need to tell my institution?

You will need to let your home institution know the date you have booked your exam at Kwantlen. Please let them know that we have a policy that all exams must arrive at KPU at least 3 days before the exam test date or we may have to reschedule your exam.

Your institution will need to mail your exam to the mailing address below:

Surrey (Newton) Campus:

Assessment and Testing Services

Surrey Main, Room 138
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

12666-72 Ave. Surrey, BC, V3W 2M8


Phone: 604.599.2368
Fax: 604.599.2350

Surrey (Cloverdale) Tech Campus:

Assessment & Testing Services

Cloverdale Tech, Room 1750
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

5500 - 180th Ave. Surrey, BC, V3S 6R1


Phone: 604.599.2368
Fax: 604.599.2350

What do I need to know when I come to write the exam?

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early. Bring a copy of your invigilation fee receipt (paid online). Bring a current photo ID (BC Driver’s License or Passport). Bring any other authorized materials that the exam requires or allows you to use such as calculators, textbooks or notes (if applicable).

To book an Exam Ingivilation Test, please go to


The Typing test is held at the Surrey Testing Center at 12666 - 72nd Avenue, Surrey Main Building, Room 138

The test is done on a computer keyboard and consists of two - 2-minute warm-up sessions followed by two - 5-minute tests.

Test Fee:

$45 per test

Length of test:
Approximately 25 minutes.

How can I prepare for the test:
There are many free typing tests on the internet, one of them is

NoteThis is not the same test that you will be tested with.

Your results:
You will be given a letter on Kwantlen letterhead (with copies) on your test day, showing the highest score from the two 5-minute tests.


To book a Typing Test, please go to

Assessment & Testing Services: "Opening Doors to Student Success"