Rhode Island Tests

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

Academic Tests

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) - Each year, students in grades 3-8  are tested in English language arts and math. The RICAS are aligned to Common Core State Standards.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) - Students in grades 4 and 8 are tested in math, reading and science. The NEAP is not administered every year, and it is only given in select schools. 

Next Generation Science Assessment (NGSA) - Students in grades 5, 8 and 11 are tested annually in science. These exams are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. 

Professional Tests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rhode Island Arborists Tests and Licensing - Arborists in Rhode Island are required to take both a written and a practical exam to receive a license. The written exam is theoretical and the practical exam covers planting, pruning and tree surgery. An additional exam is required for a certification to spray pesticides.

Rhode Island Cosmetologists Exams and Licensure - Cosmetologists and barbers in Rhode Island must pass a two-part exam. The first part of the exam is a written section that covers theoretical aspects of the profession. The second part is a practical that tests candidates' skills. The exam is given three times a year.

Rhode Island Irrigators Tests and Licensing - Irrigators in Rhode Island must pass an exam to be licensed. Rhode Island recognizes both master and journeyman irrigators and gives a separate exam for each. The test is a written exam. An apprenticeship is also required.

Rhode Island Tattoo Artists and Body Piercers Tests and Licensing - Tattoo artists and body piercers in the state of Rhode Island must pass a practical in order to obtain a license. During the practical applicants must demonstrate their skills at tattooing and prove that they can operate in a safe and antiseptic manner. There are no educational requirements.

Rhode Island Wildlife Rehabilitators Exams and Licensing - Wildlife rehabilitators in Rhode Island have to pass a written exam designed by the Division of Fish and Wildlife. They must also have some biology and animal handling training, and they must pass a basic skills course given by International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. The fee is $25 and reciprocity is not allowed.

Driver's Tests

Rhode Island Driving Tests - Rhode Island requires new drivers to take a computer-based knowledge test, a vision screening test and a road test before being licensed. Drivers under 18 must also take a driver's education course. New residents over the age of 18 with a valid out-of-state license are exempted from testing.

Rhode Island Commerical Driving Tests - Applicants for a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) must pass both a written and a road test. After they pass the written exam they receive an instruction permit and can then set up a time to take the road test. Applicants must also pass a medical exam.

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