Typing Test Requirements

Some positions require a typing certificate to demonstrate the candidate meets the minimum typing requirements. Candidates who fail to provide a typing certificate will be disqualified from the examination process. Candidates must submit the typing certificate along with the City application at the time of the filing period.

Certification may be in the form of a certificate, letter, or test results form and must clearly state the following:

  1. Your name.
  2. Name of the issuing agency. Agencies acceptable are a government agency, a temporary employment agency, a business college, an adult school, or a public school system.
  3. The date of your test. The test must be dated within one year of the final filing deadline of the recruitment.
  4. Gross typing speed, errors and net typing speed of the test. The minimum net typing requirements for these positions are stated on the job announcement.
  5. The typing test must be at least 5 minutes long and time must be stated on the typing certificate.

Montebello Human Resources will not be administering typing tests to candidates. Listed below are examples of local agencies that provide typing certificates for your convenience, however, you are free to obtain certificates from other accredited schools or agencies.

Montebello Adult School
149 N. 21st Street
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 887-7844
By Appointment Only
Cost: $5.00

North-West College
530 East Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 796-5815
By Appointment Only
Cost: $10.00

Rio Hondo College Computer Lab
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 692-0921*3947
By Appointment Only
Cost: Free

Thank you for considering employment with the City of Montebello.


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