Typing Certificates

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Obtaining a Typing Certificate

Some of the City's positions require applicants to provide a typing certificate to demonstrate that they meet the minimum typing requirements.

Certification may be in the form of a certificate, letter, or test results form that must clearly state the following:

1. Applicant's Name

2. Name, address and telephone number of the issuing agency. Acceptable agencies are a government agency, an employment agency, a business or community college, an adult school or a public school system.

3. The date of your test. The test must be within six months of the application due date.

4. A five minute timed test with a net speed of at least 40 wpm (words per minute). Gross speed- errors = net speed.

Certificates that do not include all the above information will not be accepted and the applicant will be disqualified from the selection process.

 Note: Online/Internet typing certificates will not be accepted.

The following agencies are examples of acceptable issuing agencies that administer typing tests to the public:

Fullerton College
(714) 992-7032
321 E. Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Downey Adult School
(562) 940-6200
12340 Woodruff Avenue
Downey, CA 90241
Norwalk-La Mirada Adult School 
Norwalk Campus Only:
(562) 868-9858
15711 Pioneer Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90638
ABC Adult School
(562) 926-6734 ext. 25056 or 25089
12254 Cuesta Drive-Room J 
Cerritos, CA 90703
Rio Hondo College
(562) 463-7364
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Workforce Investment Board
10900 E. 183rd St, Ste 392
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 402-9336