Typing Tests


Long Beach City College offers typing tests for students and people in the greater community who need a typing certification for professional or employment purposes. Typing tests are free and no appointment is necessary.

Earning a Typing Certificate

To take the typing test you must provide a valid photo ID and complete a 5-minute timed typing test with five or fewer errors.

Testing Procedures

  1. You may practice taking timed tests. If one of your practice attempts meets your speed and error requirements, it will be counted for a certificate.
  2. If you are unable to meet your goal, feel free to return to take the test again.
  3. When you have reached your goal, a typing Certificate Card will be filled out, signed by an instructor, and given to you.

Testing Times & Locations

Testing is available on both campuses at the COS Study Centers in M-229 (LAC) and AA-206 (PCC).

Day Time Location
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm LAC
  10:00 am – 6:00 pm PCC
Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm LAC, PCC
Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm LAC (Pending)
NOTE: Typing tests are NOT given the first two weeks of each semester or when the campus is closed. There is no need to call or email, just show up in person during the days and times listed above.