Kentucky Tests

Welcome to the Kentucky tests page, with resources on tests and testing services in Kentucky in such areas as academic tests, professional licensing exams and driving tests. 

Academic Tests

Kentucky Performance Rating for Education Progress (K-PREP) - All Kentucky students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 must take the state assessment in reading, mathematics, science, social studies and writing. The exam is given over five consecutive days within the last two weeks of the school calendar.

Professional Tests

Kentucky Nursing Assistant and Nurse Aide Guide - Find information on the qualifications to work as a nursing assistant or nurse aide in Kentucky.

Kentucky Electrician Licensing Exam - Find out how to become a licensed electrician in Kentucky.

Kentucky Medical Assistant Certification Exam - Find information on how to become certified or registered as a medical assistant in Kentucky.

Kentucky Professional Counselor Licensing Exam - Find information on the qualifications to become a licensed professional counselor in Kentucky, with NCE exam details.

Kentucky Nurse Licensing Exam - Find information on the qualifications to become a registered nurse in Kentucky.

Kentucky Massage Therapist Exam and Licensing - find information on what is required to become a licensed massage therapist in Kentucky.

Kentucky Life and Health Insurance Agent Exam - Find information on what is required to become a licensed life and health insurance sales agent in Kentucky.

Kentucky Plumbing Exams and Licensure - Find information about licensing and testing requirements to become a plumber in Kentucky.

Kentucky Cosmetologist Licensing and Testing - Cosmetologists in the state of Kentucky have to pass two examinations before they may receive their license and begin working. The first test is a written exam and the second is an applied exam which tests their practical skills. Applicants must have 1,800 hours of training before they are eligible to take the tests.

Kentucky Auctioneers Exam and Licensing - Kentucky requires all auctioneers to pass an examination. It is held four times a year on the University of Louisville campus. Applicants have three hours to complete the test, which includes questions on auction law, ethics, practices, terminology, sales tax and mathematics.

Kentucky Landscape Architect Registration Exam (LARE) - Landscape Architects must successfully complete the LARE. This test is only administered twice a year and has strict deadlines. The test has two sections, one of which is multiple choice and is taken via computer. The other is a graphic test which requires pencil and paper.

Kentucky Nurse Licensing and Exams - Kentucky requires all nurses seeking an initial license to sit for the Kentucky Board of Nursing's Jurisprudence Examination. It is a computerized, open-book exam that consists of 35 questions, all of which are based on Kentucky's nursing laws and advisory opinion statements. The questions are all multiple choice.

Kentucky Real Estate Agents Exam and Licensing - Once real estate agents complete their required training they have to pass the Kentucky Real Estate Commission Examination before receiving a license. The exam contains 120 questions and applicants have four hours to complete it. The fee for taking the exam is $100.

Driver's Tests

Kentucky Driving Tests - All applicants must take three tests to receive a Kentucky driver's license. They must pass a written exam, a vision screening and a road skills test. New residents are not exempted from these requirements.

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