Obtaining a Typing Certificate

Applicants who are applying for a position that require a typing certificate are required to submit one in order to be considered for the position. Applicants who fail to provide a typing certificate will be disqualified from the examination process. The Human Resources Division will not be administering typing tests to candidates.

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

  • Name of the issuing agency. Agencies acceptable are a government agency, a temporary employment agency, a business college, an adult school, or a public school system.
  • Date of the typing test. A test must be dated within one year of the final filing date of the date of the recruitment. Filing date of the recruitment may be found on the bottom of the flyer.
  • Gross typing speed, errors, and net typing speed of the test.
  • Applicant's name.

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.

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

Monrovia Community Adult School/ROP
920 South Mountain Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 471-3035
Cost: $20.00 (Cash Only)
By Appointment: MON-THURS, 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 

Olympic Staffing Services
444 E. Huntington Dr., Suite 101, Arcadia
(626) 447-3558
Cost: $20 (Cash Only)

  • 3 hard copies of certification provided.
  • 2 additional re-certification at no additional cost if done within 12 months of initial certification.

Photo I.D. Required
Testing: MON-FRI, 8:00 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.
No appointment necessary