Typing Certifications for City of Lompoc Positions

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It is the candidate’s responsibility to obtain a typing certificate when required. Please attach a copy of your valid typing certificate with each application submitted, whenever the job bulletin requires it. You should keep your original certificate. We are not responsible for photocopying your certificate from a previous recruitment. The City of Lompoc does not accept typing tests from the Internet. A valid certificate may be obtained through a temporary employment agency or a business college. A certificate is considered valid, provided the following items are indicated on your typing certificate:

  • It is on the testing agency letterhead with a signature of the tester.
  • Documents the Gross Words Per Minute (GWPM) minus the number of errors (subtract one word per error from GWPM), which equals the Net Words Per Minute (NWPM).
  • Minimum of a 5-minute timed typing test.
  • Lists the dates the test was administered. (Must be within the last 24 months).

If any of this information is not indicated on the certificate, it may not be accepted as valid.

The following agencies have testing available by appointment. They may require photo identification and a fee may be required.


Excel Temporary Services
105 North "H" Street
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 735-6723
Excel Temporary Services
1010 South Broadway, Suite H
Santa Maria, CA
(805) 348-3895
Manpower Staffing Services
2236 South Broadway, Suite D
Santa Maria, CA
(805) 347-1984
American Temps
132 West Branch
Arroyo Grande, CA
(805) 349-1060
Santa Barbara Business College
303 East Plaza Drive, Room 4
Santa Maria, CA
(805) 922 8256
Culver Staffing Resources
1862 South Broadway
Santa Maria, CA
(805) 739-1010
Select Personnel Services
2011 South Broadway, Suite N
Santa Maria, CA (805) 928-9667
Your People Professionals
910 East Stowell, Suite 106
Santa Maria, CA
(805) 928-5725
Allan Hancock College Career & Technical Education Office
One Hancock Drive, Bldg 2-111
Lompoc, CA
(805) 735-336 ext. 5374
Allan Hancock College Career & Technical Education Office
800 South College, Bldg – K
Santa Maria, CA
(805) 922-6966 ext. 3374


By listing these services providers, the City of Lompoc does not specifically endorse or recommend any of the listed agencies. If your agency provides this service and issues certificates that meet the above requirements, please contact us for inclusion in this section. This information is merely provided as a courtesy to the applicant.