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  • Typing Certificate Requirements

    The Human Resources Department requires that a certified typing certificate be submitted along with a City Employment Application for all positions that specify a typing speed requirement. The certificate must be issued by an accredited school or agency and dated no later than one year prior to the final filing date listed on the job announcement.  

               The certificate must contain the following: 

    • Agency’s official emblem
    • Name of applicant
    • Verification of a five minute testing process
    • Number of net words per minute
    • Number of errors
    • Date of certificate
    • Signature of person certifying the certificate
    • Address and telephone number of agency

     

     

    Self administered typing tests over the Internet will not be accepted.

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that certificates issued by any agency including those listed below meet the requirements stated above.

    Listed below are suggested local agencies, which provide typing certificates for your convenience. However, you are free to obtain certificates from other accredited schools or agencies.  

     

    ORGANIZATION NAME 

    5 MINUTE EXAM 

    CERTIFICATE PROVIDED

     

    COST

     

    HOURS

     

    Foothill Workforce Investment Board
    1207 E Green Street
    Pasadena, CA 91106
    626-584-8378
     

     

    YES

    YES

    NO COST

    *Must be testing for  City of Pasadena.

    Monday – Friday

    By appointment only

    Hart Employment
    220 S. Kenwood Street 
    Glendale, CA 91205
    (626) 405-0778

     

    YES

    YES

    $18.00

    Monday – Friday

    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    North-West College
    530 E Union Street
    Pasadena, CA 91101
    (626) 796-5815
     
     

    YES

    YES

    $10.00

    Monday – Friday

    2:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    Olympic Staff Services
    444 E Huntington Drive, Suite 101
    Arcadia, CA 91006
    (626) 447-3558
     

     

    YES

    2 certificates provided and with receipt; eligible for 1 year of re-testing at no cost.

    $15.00

    Monday – Friday

    8:00 am to

    4:30 pm

    Work Source
    933 S. Glendora Ave. 
    West Covina, CA 91790
    (626) 814-8234 
     

     

    YES

    YES

    NO COST Monday – Friday
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
     

     

     

    Please direct any questions or concerns to Human Resources at 626-744-4366.