Typing Certification

Obtaining a Typing Certificate

Certain positions may require a typing certificate to demonstrate they meet the minimum typing requirements for the position. If a typing certificate is required, it will be clearly noted on the job flyer for the position. Candidates who fail to provide a typing certificate by the final filing date will be disqualified from the examination process. The Human Resources Department will not be administering typing tests to candidates.

A valid Typing Certification may be in the form of a certificate, letter, or test results and must clearly state the following:

  • Applicant’s name
  • Name of the agency administering the typing test, certifying the typing test results. Agencies acceptable are a government agency, a temporary employment agency, a business college, an adult school, or a public school system.
  • Date the typing test was administered. The typing test date(s) must be dated within six (6) months of the City’s Employment Application due date.
  • Verification the typing test was a minimum of five (5) minutes duration.
  • Gross typing speed, errors, and net typing speed of the test
  • Signature of person certifying the Certificate

Certificates that do not include all of the above information may disqualify the applicant from the selection process. INTERNET TYPING TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, except to meet special needs of the City.

For your convenience, listed below is information for local agencies that conduct typing tests and provide Typing Certificates. You can obtain Typing Certificates from other accredited schools or agencies. As indicated above, internet typing certificates will not be accepted.

Name of Organization Phone Cost & Hours
Rio Hondo College
District Computer Lab
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 463-7364 FREE
Appointment only
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Mon-Thur.
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday
Foothill Workforce Investment Board
1207 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 796-5627 FREE
Appointment only
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Career Technical Education Center
ABC Adult School
12254 Cuesta Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 926-6734
Contact Irene Room G4
10:10 am & 12:40 pm
Downey Adult School
12340 Woodruff Avenue
Downey, CA 90241
(562) 940-6200 $45.00
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed - Fri
Montebello Adult School
149 North 21st Street
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 887-7844
ext. 4473
Call for appointment