We have resumed face-to-face testing for all school age students, where possible. Cross-enrolled students should test at their home school. The below list is testing sites we have approved, but some may not be testing at this time.

Writing Tests

If you are a student enrolled in the Grade 8-12 Program at NIDES, it is likely you will be asked to write a test for your course.  It is important to note that each course has different expectations, so please contact your teacher when you are getting close to writing your first test to make sure you know what the expectations are.

For local students (Comox Valley and surrounding areas) there are a few locations that you can access to write a test.

G.P Vanier Secondary 4830 Headquarters Road Amber.McLeod@sd71.bc.ca
Highland Secondary 750 Pritchard Road tara.colborne@sd71.bc.ca
Mark R. Isfeld Secondary 1551 Lerwick Road Heather.Beckett@sd71.bc.ca / Christine.Watt@sd71.bc.ca
Glacier View Alternate 241 Beecher Place Jessica.Mason@sd71.bc.ca

For students located in other areas of the Vancouver Island and Vancouver areas, there are two options available for you to write your tests:

  1. You can write at one of our approved testing centers as listed below
  2. You can find a teacher either in your current school or in the community who would be willing to supervise your tests.  Please have them complete a test supervisor form and email it to navigateexams@sd71.bc.ca.  There are restrictions on who is eligible to supervise a test for a student so please read the test supervisor form carefully for details.

Test Request Form
Test Supervisor Request Form

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that in ALL of these situations, it is mandatory for students to contact their subject teacher in order to arrange for your tests or test passwords to be sent either to a testing site or a test supervisor.

Vancouver Island

Campbell River Career and Continuing Education Centre

740 Robron Rd, Campbell River

Phone: 250 923 4918


Cowichan Grade 10-12 Vancouver Island University

2011 University Way

Nanaimo – Grades 10-12 / Adults Sylvan Learning Center

3260 Norwell Drive, Nanaimo


Phone:  250-758-1526

Nanaimo – Gr. 11-12, Adults Vancouver Island University

Student Services Building 200

900 5th Street, Nanaimo

Register online at: https://canada.registerblast.com/VIU/Exam/List

Email: assessments@viu.ca

Parksville/Qualicum Vancouver Island University Campus

100 Jensen Ave East, Parksville

Phone: 250 248 2096


Port Hardy area – Adults North Island College

9300 Trustee Rd, Port Hardy

Phone:  250 956 7912

Powell River – Gr. 8-12 Brooks Secondary School – Learning Centre

5400 Marine Ave, Powell River


Powell River – Adults Vancouver Island University – Adult Distance Education

3960 Selkirk Ave, Powell River


Port Alberni North Island College

3699 Roger St, Port Alberni

Phone: 250 724 8741


Ucluelet North Island College

10 – 1636 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet

Phone: 250 726 2697


Victoria SIDES

4575 Wilkinson Rd, Victoria

Phone: 1-800-663-7610


Lower Mainland

Abbotsford University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road, Room S3125, Abbotsford


Burnaby Xspace Learning

206-5066 Kingsway, Burnaby

Contact Navigate-NIDES to arrange test supervision

Burnaby BCIT Burnaby Campus

3700 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby



Coquitlam (SD#43 students) Contact Navigate-NIDES to arrange test supervision
Delta BCIT AIC Campus

1608 Cliveden Ave., Delta



Hope University of the Fraser Valley – Hope Centre
1250 7th Avenue
Hope, BC, Canada, V0X 1L4

michelle.vandepol@ufv.ca or call (604) 869-9991.

North Vancouver 1425 Marine Drive

#230 West Vancouver, BC V7T 1B9

(604) 229-3097


Richmond BCIT ATC Campus

3800 Cessna Drive, Richmond



Vancouver BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC)

Room 480, 555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6
Tel: (604) 412-7500

Email: dtctestctr@bcit.ca
Web: BCIT Downtown Campus Test Centre

Other areas

For students living in an area where they cannot access one of our testing centers, there is the option of finding your own test supervisor at your local school or community college.  Have the individual complete a test supervisor form and they must meet the requirements outlined on the test supervisor form and email it to navigateexams@sd71.bc.ca.

Test Supervisor Request Form

If you have any questions concerning any of our testing policies then please contact us at navigate.support@sd71.bc.ca.