Colorado Tests

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

Academic Tests

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) - The TCAP is administered starting in third grade. It is designed to determine whether or not students meet the Colorado Model Content Standards. Students must take the reading, writing and mathematics sections in grades 3-10 and the science section in grades 5, 8 and 10.

Colorado English Language Acquisition Proficiency Assessment (CELAPro) - Students must take the CELAPro in Grades K-12. It measures students' abilities in listening, writing, reading and speaking. The results are compared to the Colorado English Language Development Standards and used to rank schools and districts.

Professional Tests

Colorado Real Estate Agent Licensing - Find information on the licensing requirements to become a real estate agent in Colorado.

Colorado Life and Health Insurance Agent Exam and Licensing - Find information on how to become a licensed life and  health insurance agent in Colorado.

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

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

Colorado Teachers Licensing and Testing - Colorado teachers must take two tests before they can be licensed. The first test is the PLACE test, which measures a teacher's knowledge of his or her specialty. This test is multiple choice. Teachers must also complete the Praxis II exam, if it is administered in their subject area.

Colorado Electrician Exams and Licensing - The State Electrical Board requires electricians to pass the electrical licensing examination before receiving a license. All licenses are issued by the State Electrical Board and are divided into the categories of Lineman, Journeyman and Master Electrician. The divisions are based on experience; the test is the same for all levels.

Colorado Hairstyling and Cosmetology Licensing and Testing - Those who wish to practice hairstyling, cosmetology or similar professions and don't have a license must pass an exam in order receive their license. All exams are administered by Pearson VUE and candidates must register with them. The exam is waived for candidates with a license from another state.

Colorado Athletic Trainers  Licensing and Testing - Athletic trainers must be licensed to practice in the state of Colorado. The Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers is in charge of licensure and requires all candidates to take and pass a certification exam before they can apply for a license.

Driver's Tests

Colorado Driving Test - To obtain a Colorado driver's license applicants must take a vision test, a written test and a driving test. All three must be passed in order for the license to be issued. They must also have a valid learner's permit. The vision test is also required for renewals.