How to obtain a typing certificate

how to obtain a typing certificate

Overview of Typing Test Requirement


Typing tests are available to applicants applying to positions requiring typing certificates with the Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD). Check the “Minimum Qualifications” and/or the "Application Instructions" sections of the job posting to see if a typing certificate is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant (including current Los Rios employees) to attach a valid typing certificate to their application.

Current Full-Time LRCCD Employee: Typing certificates are valid 3 years from date test was taken; OR, until expiration date, if indicated on the certificate.

NOTE : A typing certificate is not required ONLY for full-time LRCCD employees applying to positions with the same or lower typing requirments of their current position.

Non-LRCCD Employee: Typing certificates are valid 1 year from date test was taken.

NOTE: Temporary employees, student help and Federal Work Study or CalWorks students are not considered regular, permanent LRCCD Employees therefore typing certificates, for these groups, are

valid 1 year from the date the test was taken (as noted under Non-LRCCD Employment requirements).

If you have misplaced your LRCCD typing certificate, please contact Human Resources at 916-568-3112 or at

Where You Can Obtain Typing Certification

Typing tests are generally offered once a month at the Human Resources Office located at our District Office. You can schedule to attend an upcoming test by contacting us at (916) 568-3112. Testing is held at our nearby training room located at the Water Tower Plaza, 2100 Northrop Avenue, Suite 400, Sacramento (on Northrop just west of the Howe and Northrop intersection).

Please be aware that you must call ahead to schedule to take an exam; please do so in advance as space is limited. It is the responsibility of the applicant to assure you have a typing certificate before the posting closing date.

Upcoming scheduled testing dates are listed below. Please call to schedule the week of the exam.


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