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. You may use the same timing document for four attempts and then a different timing document for the next four attempts. You may take as many attempts in a day as you wish, but for every four attempts you take, you must use a different timing document.
  3. If you are unable to meet your goal, feel free to return to take the test again.
  4. When you have reached your goal, you will be asked for your picture identification and to print and sign your name in the certificate log. 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-109 (LAC) and AA-206 (PCC).

Day Time Location
Monday – Thursday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm LAC, PCC
Friday 12:00 pm  3:00 pm LAC, PCC
Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm LAC
Note: Typing tests are NOT given the first two weeks of each semester or when the campus is closed.