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  • The City of Santa Cruz will accept original typing certificates as verification of an applicant's typing speed; copies of typing certificates will not be accepted.
  • The certificate may be issued by a college, temporary agency or other accredited agency and must include the following information: the gross words per minute, the number of errors, and the net words per minute.
  • Online typing tests or certificates will not be accepted.
  • The certificate must have been issued within one year of the recruitment's final filing date.
  • The job announcement for each City position will list the minimum typing speed required for that position.

Where To Go For a Typing Certificate:
The following local temporary agencies issue typing certificates. If you call to schedule an appointment with one of the agencies listed below, inform the agency that you will need the typing certificate for a City of Santa Cruz job application.

Agency Procedure

Shoreline Workforce Development Services
A Division of Goodwill
350 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Walk-ins accepted
No charge
Monday - Thursday 9am to 1pm
Announce "I am here for Typing Testing"

Capitola EDD Career Center    
2045 40th Avenue     
Capitola, CA 95010

Walk-ins accepted

No charge

Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm


Career Works
18 W. Beach Street
Watsonville, CA 95076

Walk-ins accepted
No charge
Monday - Friday 8am to 12pm & 1pm to 4:30pm

Express Employment Professionals
9000 Soquel Avenue, Suite 102
Santa Cruz CA 95062
Call to schedule an appointment
$10 charge for two tests
(you take best result)
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
Manpower Professional
2001 40th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Walk-ins accepted
$25.00 charge
Warm-up plus two tests
Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm

Santa Cruz Staffing
312 Locust Street (across from City Hall)
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Call to schedule an appointment
$25.00 charge
Monday - Friday 2:30pm to 3:30pm  

Certified Employment Group                            
2105 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 376

Campbell, CA 95008


Call to schedule an appointment
$10.00 charge
Warm-up plus three tests
(you take best result)
Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm

Last updated: 6/24/2013 2:16:49 PM