No, your invigilator will assign you a seat.
Kelowna Testing Centre
If you need to schedule an exam at the Penticton, Vernon or Salmon Arm campus, please use the contact information below:
Salmon Arm: Salmonarmexams@okanagan.bc.ca
Exams up to 3.5 hours in length - $75 plus GST
CILISAT Exam - $239.40 plus GST
Typing tests - $25 plus GST
Please note that there is no charge for Okanagan College exams (Math and Typing Entrance Tests, online Office Administration exams, Continuing Studies exams)
Pay-for-parking is in effect from 7 AM - 11 PM Monday to Friday.
In Kelowna, please use ticket dispensers in lot 11 or 17 and park in Student Parking. See map for lot and building locations.
Ticket dispensers in lot 11 and 17 accept exact change (coins only) or Visa/MC.
If Student Parking lots are full, please check overflow parking which is approximately a 6 minute walk to campus (be sure to purchase your ticket in lot 11 or 17 before driving to the overflow parking lot as there is no ticket dispenser in the overflow lot).
The Testing Centre is located in building A.
Please note that Visitor Parking by the A and H buildings is for a max of 2 hours only (suitable for exams 1.5 hours or less).Visit www.okanagan.bc.ca/parking for rates and more detailed information.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ page is for the Kelowna campus only. If you are writing your exam at another Okanagan College campus, please contact them directly with any questions.
No, your invigilator will assign you a seat.
Yes, all exams require an appointment, there are no walk-ins. To book your exam, use the above "Book Now" button.
Yes, you will be assigned a locker and key when you check in for your examination.
You should arrive 15 minutes early for your examination. Some exams may require you to arrive earlier (i.e., CELPIP and CAEL).
Only government issued photo identification is acceptable. Some examples are:
Okanagan College Student ID (Okanagan College exams only)
BC Services Card
BC Identification Card (BCID)
**All Identification must be original and unexpired. Photocopied documents will not be accepted.**
Please see the above fee section
Testing candidates are responsible to show up for their examinations on time. Candidates will not be compensated for any time lost due to late arrival. If a candidate arrives more than 30 minutes late for their exam, they will not be granted entrance into the examination room and will not be entitled to a refund.
In some circumstances, testing candidates will be refused entry in to the testing room if they are less than 30 minutes late (i.e., CELPIP, CAEL). The candidate will then be required to contact their institution directly to reschedule.
If you require special accommodations for your exam, please email email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you.
1. Confirm with your institution that the Okanagan College Testing Centre is an acceptable place to write your exam.
2. Book your exam using the above "Book Now" button.
3. Send any paperwork needing to be completed by Okanagan College (proctor forms etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we see that you have booked your exam, we will complete these forms and send them back to you. It is then your responsibility to ensure your home insitution receives this documentation. It is the student's responsibility to ensure Okanagan College receives their exam at least 2 business days before the scheduled exam date.
4. After you have written your exam, we will promptly return it to your home institution in the manner they have asked.
Cancellations are approved only for extenuating circumstances
Rescheduling of exams may be possible (based on extenuating circumstances) by emailing email@example.com at least 48 hours before your scheduled exam.
Only authorized items are permitted in the testing room. This includes Government photo identification and any other items specifically permitted by your institution. Under no circumstances are personal items permitted in the testing room. This includes but is not limited to cell phones, watches, other electronic devices, hats, and food and beverages.
Effective March 19, 2020 testing services have been suspended until further notice.
Okanagan College examinations, such as Online Office Administration and Continuing Studies exams
Okanagan College entrance tests (Math Proficiency Tests for admission to specific Okanagan College courses and programs and Continuing Studies certificate entrance tests)
Please note that the Okanagan College Distance Education academic (Arts, Science, Business Administration, and Bookkeeping) exam schedule can be found at www.okanagan.bc.ca/DEexams.