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.

If you book a test and are a no show or have no made proper arrangements with your NIDES teacher, you will be charged for the testing time by the test center.

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 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 – (to be filled out by student)
Test Supervisor Request Form – (to be filled out by test supervisor)


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


Nanaimo – Grades 10-12 / Adults Sylvan Learning Center

3260 Norwell Drive, Nanaimo

Nanaimo.bc@sylvanlearning.com

Phone:  250-758-1526

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

Maria.anderson@sd47.bc.ca

Port Alberni North Island College

3699 Roger St, Port Alberni

Phone: 250 724 8741

Mona.fournier@nic.bc.ca

Ucluelet North Island College

10 – 1636 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet

Phone: 250 726 2697

Bill.morrison@nic.bc.ca

Victoria SIDES

4575 Wilkinson Rd, Victoria

Phone: 1-800-663-7610

sides_testingservices@saanichschools.ca

Lower Mainland


Abbotsford University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road, Room S3125, Abbotsford

https://www.ufv.ca/assessment/

Burnaby Xspace Learning

206-5066 Kingsway, Burnaby

Hours: Monday & Wednesday 3pm – 6pm

Use Test Request form and select ‘Burnaby – Xspace Learning’ as testing location.

Coquitlam Coquitlam Sylvan Learning

3041 Anson Ave, Coquitlam

(604) 449-1708

coquitlam@sylvan.ca

*Monday – Friday mornings only

Surrey Surrey Sylvan Learning

7404 King George Blvd #130

Surrey, BC V3W 1N6

778-728-0866

surrey@sylvan.ca

Testing available Monday to Friday 10am to 12pm

West Vancouver Sylvan West Vancouver

1425 Marine Drive,

#230 West Vancouver, BC V7T 1B9

(604) 229-3097

westvancouver@sylvan.bc.ca

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 – (to be filled out by test supervisor)

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