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Clerical Testing Procedures

Close adherence to safe COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Only 5 testers will be allowed in the room, along with the proctor. Social distancing and a mask will be required at all times for the safety of the testers and staff. Call to schedule a test at (707) 253-3594. The cost of the tests are $10 individually. HR referrals are free.


Napa Valley Adult Education in Room 3

List of Tests:

Standard Clerical Test ($30 for clerical test or individually for $10 each test)

  • Basic Word (45 minute time limit),
  • Keyboarding/Typing (3 minute practice test + 5 minute timed test)/
  • Filing (45 minute time limit)

Executive Clerical Test ($70 - used for Executive positions)

  • Basic Excel
  • Basic Word
  • Basic Math
  • Keyboarding
  • Proofreading 1
  • Filing
  • Reading Comprehension

Additional Tests Available (can be taken individually for $10 each)

  • Basic Excel (45 minute time limit)
  • Proofreading 1 (45 minute time limit)
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Intermediate Word
  • Intermediate Excel


Arrive at Napa Valley Adult Education(NVAE) Office at 1600 Lincoln Avenue 15 minutes before the exam is scheduled to begin. You will need to register for the test at this time. You will then be sent to the testing room. The door will be closed and no one will be admitted once testing has begun.

  • These are not pass or fail tests. Scores will be used by Human Resources (HR) during the application process.
  • Results will print automatically. The proctor will sign and seal each test and you will receive the results before you leave.
  • Tester must take results to the NVUSD HR department.

NOTE: A candidate may retest up to 2 times in a 30 day period and tests must be taken at least 7 days apart. You will have to pay each time you retake a test.