Massachusetts Tests

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

Academic Tests

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) - All students enrolled in schools that receive any form of public funding must take the MCAS each year. The test covers science, language arts, mathematics and technology. The questions are multiple-choice, short answer, short response and open response. Home school students are exempted from testing.

Professional Tests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Massachusetts Plumbing Exams and Licensure - For more information on testing and licensing requirements to become a plumber in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals Tests and Licensing - Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals must pass a written test in order to be licensed. The exam is administered four times a year in Boston. It contains 160 multiple choice questions that cover regulations and technical matters, such as how to remove various kinds of waste.

Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician Exams and Licensing - To become a refrigeration technician in the state of Massachusetts you must take and pass a written exam after completing the required schooling and serving 4,000 hours as an apprentice. The exam is based on ASHRAE standards.

Massachusetts Oil Burner Technician Tests and Licensing - Massachusetts requires Oil Burner Technicians to sit for a written and sometimes an oral exam to be licensed. They must complete their apprenticeship before sitting for the exam. The exam covers, among other things, Massachusetts laws and regulations, in particular 527 CMR 4.00, safety devices, controls and pipe fitting.

Massachusetts Real Estate Agents Exams and Licensure - The state requires all applicants for a real estate agent's license to pass an examination after they have completed their training. The test is computer-based and contains 80 multiple-choice questions and is administered by Pearson VUE.

Driver's Tests

Driving Tests - To obtain a driver's license you must pass a vision test that screens for field vision and basic colors. You must also get at least 18 of 25 questions correct on a written exam and pass a driving test. These tests are waived for new residents with a valid license.

Commercial Driving Tests - Massachusetts requires applicants who wish to get an A, B, or C Class CDL license to pass a general knowledge written exam and a road test. Applicants for a Class A CDL must also pass a Combination Endorsement Written Exam. Some endorsements require additional written or road tests.

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