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.

Navigate Tsolum Campus 2505 Smith Road 250-337-5300
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.corman@sd71.bc.ca
Glacier View Alternate 241 Beecher Place laura.forin@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 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

Kai.taylor@sd72.bc.ca

Cowichan Grade 10-12 Vancouver Island University

2011 University Way
250-746-3509
assessments.cowichan@viu.ca

Nanaimo Nanaimo NIDES Campus

6324 Metral Drive, Nanaimo

Email john.gair@sd71.bc.ca to make an appointment

Nanaimo – Grades 8-10 Sylvan Learning Center

3260 Norwell Drive, Nanaimo

Nanaimo.bc@sylvanlearning.com

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

pqcampus@viu.ca

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

Powell River – Adults Vancouver Island University – Adult Distance Education

3960 Selkirk Ave, Powell River

Tracy.Tunstall@viu.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

testingservices@sides.ca

Lower Mainland


Burnaby Xspace Learning

206-5066 Kingsway, Burnaby

Contact Navigate-NIDES to arrange test supervision

Burnaby BCIT Burnaby Campus

3700 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby

Bcit_burnaby_test_ctr@bcit.ca

604-456-1186

Delta BCIT AIC Campus

1608 Cliveden Ave., Delta

Bcit_aic_test_ctr@bcit.ca

604-451-7054

Richmond BCIT ATC Campus

3800 Cessna Drive, Richmond

Bcit_atc_test_ctr@bcit.ca

604-419-3758

Vancouver Rasul Learning Group

2431 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5
Tel: (604) 616-0963

Email: hello@rasullearning.ca
Web: rasullearning.ca

Vancouver Solomon Academy

3168 East 54th Ave, Vancouver

info@solomonacademy.org

604-629-1878

West Vancouver Sylvan Learning

230-1425 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

westvancouver@sylvan.bc.ca

604-926-3365

Coquitlam (SD#43 students) Contact Navigate-NIDES to arrange test supervision
Abbotsford University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road, Room G159, Abbotsford

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

Chilliwack University of the Fraser Valley

45190 Caen Ave, Room A1350, Chilliwack

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

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, community college or library.  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.