Maryland Tests

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

Academic Tests

Maryland's School Assessment in Reading and Mathematics - All public school students enrolled in third through eighth grade must take Maryland's School Assessment in Reading and Mathematics each year. They must also take the Maryland School Assessment in Science twice, once in fifth grade and again in eighth grade. The majority of the questions are multiple-choice.

Maryland High School Assessments (HAS) - High school students in Maryland have to pass the HAS before they can graduate. The tests assess each student's competency in English, Algebra/Data Analysis and Biology. Each test is about three hours long and can be taken multiple times.
 
Maryland GED Program - Maryland's GED program is designed to help adults who did not finish high school get an equivalency diploma. The program consists of tests in the language arts, science, mathematics and social studies. An essay is required. The tests are offered in several locations and take two days to complete.

Professional Tests

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

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

Maryland Home Improvement Contractor Tests and Licensing - Home Improvement Contractors in Maryland must pass a state licensing exam. The two-part test covers both the business side of contracting and Maryland's contracting laws and regulations. Contractors have 150 minutes to finish the multiple choice, open book test, and they must score at least 70 percent to pass.

Maryland Refrigeration and HVAC Contractor Exam and Licensure - Refrigeration and HVAC contractors in Maryland have to pass the board's licensing exam unless they complete a three-year apprenticeship or hold a license in another state. The fee for the test varies by contractor class, but the test is always multiple choice and open book. It is offered daily.

Maryland Master Electrician Exam and Certification - Maryland requires Master Electricians to pass a certification exam. The computerized test is 240 minutes long, and each attempt costs a fee. The test covers electrical theory, wiring and protection, wiring methods and materials, general equipment, special occupancies, specialized equipment, special communications, and calculations. All test-takers must bring their own reference material.

Maryland Cosmetologist Testing and Licensing - All cosmetologists in the state of Maryland have to pass two exams before they can qualify for a license. The theory exam costs $50 and is given in multiple choice format. The practical exam also costs $50 and all test takers must bring their own materials, including an approved mannequin.

Driver's Tests

Maryland Driving Tests - Maryland requires applicants for a Class C (noncommercial) driver's license to pass a medical screening test and a vision test before they can take the knowledge exam and a two-part driving exam. One part of the latter is conducted on a closed course, and the other is conducted on public streets.

Maryland Commericial Driving Tests - Maryland requires commercial drivers to obtain a CDL learner's permit before they can get a full license. A knowledge test, a medical exam and a vision screening are required. The full license requires a 45 minute pre-trip inspection test and a skills maneuver test. Each maneuver has a 10-minute time limit.

Maryland Motorcycle Tests - Motorcyclists must take four tests to obtain a license in Maryland: a vision test, a road signs test, a written examination and a strict driving test. Underage cyclists are required to take Maryland's Basic Rider Course. The course is optional for adults, but the driving test is waived upon completion.