Nevada Tests

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

Academic Tests

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) - Given in grades K-3, this assessment ensures students are making satisfactory academic progress. It is also used to ensure all students are able to read by third grade.

Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) - The SBAC is a computer-based test given to students in grades 3-8 covering English language arts and mathematics.

Science Accountability Assessment - Students are tested on science in grades 5, 8 and 10 to ensure students are meeting state content standards. 

End of Course Examinations (EOC) - Students take End of Course Exams in grades 7-12 at the end of courses include algebra I, geometry, integrated math 1 and 2, and English language arts I and II. 

Professional Tests

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

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

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

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

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

Nevada Massage Therapist Exam and Licensing - Find information on how to become a licensed massage therapist in Nevada.

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

Nevada Plumbing Exams and Licensure - Find information on licensing and testing requirements to become a plumber in Nevada

Nevada Real Estate Agents Licensing and Testing - Real estate agents must pass both the national test and a state exam in order to be licensed by the Nevada Real Estate Commission. Both exams are computer-based, multiple-choice and are administered by a third party. An appointment can be made as little as a day in advance.

Nevada Contractors Licensing and Testing - All contractors must pass two exams to be licensed. The first is a general business exam. The second concentrates on one particular specialty. Both exams are multiple-choice and the fee to take them is $160.00. The tests must be taken in Elko, Reno or Las Vegas.

Nevada Barbers Licensing and Testing - Barbers have to pass a two-part exam to receive their license. The first part is a combined written/oral exam with 50 questions on barber science. The second is a practical test in which a candidate has to demonstrate his or her skills at shampooing, haircutting, shaving and hair styling.

Nevada Cosmetologists Exams and Licensing - Nevada cosmetologists must pass a test administered by the state board before being licensed. The exam contains both a theoretical and a practical section. All applicants must have 1800 hours of training before they are eligible to take the exam. New residents may apply by reciprocity.

Driver's License

Nevada Driving Test - Beginning drivers in Nevada must take a road skills test in order to get their full license. They must hold a Nevada Instruction Permit before they are eligible to take the road test. New residents who are licensed in another state must take a vision test.

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