Vermont Tests

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

Academic Tests

Smarter Balanced Assessment - The Smarter Balanced Assessment is given to all Vermont students in grades 3-9. The exam covers English language arts and mathematics.

Science Assessment - Given to students in grades 5,8 and 11, this computer-based exam covers Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in science education. 

Professional Tests

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

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

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

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

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

Vermont Massage Therapist Licensing - Find information on how to become a massage therapist in Vermont.

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

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

Vermont Real Estate Appraisers Testing and Licensing - Vermont requires all real estate appraisers to pass an examination before being licensed. Candidates are not eligible to take the test until they have completed the required schooling. The fee to take the exam is $75. The exam is computer-based and multiple choice. Candidates have 360 minutes to complete it.

Vermont Real Estate Agents Exams and Licensing - Real estate agents must take both the national exam and an exam developed by the Vermont Real Estate Commission. The test is a computer-based multiple-choice test that covers topics such as laws, regulations and contract negotiations. The test 240 minutes long.

Vermont Cosmetologists Tests and Licensing - Cosmetologists and barbers in Vermont must take a three-part exam to be licensed. The exam consists of a theoretical section, a practical test and a section on state laws. The theory section has 100 questions, while the state law section only has 25. Candidates must bring their own kit for the practical.

Vermont Funeral Directors Exams and Licensure - Funeral directors must pass a state examination in addition to the national exam. The written test includes questions on funeral directing, business law, psychology, state laws and more. The exam is administered once a year. New residents with an out-of-state license only have to take the section on Vermont laws. 

Vermont Fire Sprinkler Installers Tests and Licensing - Fire Sprinkler Installers must pass a test developed by the Department of Public Safety. The test is computer-based and is administered by a third party. It has 100 questions, and applicants must score 70 percent or higher to pass. An applicant who fails can try again in 30 days.

Driver's Tests

Vermont Driving Tests - Vermont requires new drivers to pass a road skills test before they can convert their learner's permit to a full driver's license. A written test and a vision screening test are required for applicants to qualify for the learner's permit. New residents with a valid license must take a vision test.

Vermont Commerical Driving Tests - Vermont requires all CDL applicants to first pass a knowledge test and receive a CDL learner's permit. After completing a CDL training course he or she may then make an appointment to take the road skills test. A physical exam is also required.

Vermont Motorcycle Tests - To obtain a motorcycle endorsement in Vermont, an applicant must first pass a written, multiple-choice knowledge test. Twenty out of twenty-five questions must be answered correctly for the applicant to pass. Once an applicant has passed the written test, he or she must pass a road skills test to receive the endorsement.

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