North Carolina Tests

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

Academic Tests

North Carolina Elementary End of Year Tests - North Carolina requires all students to take an end-of-grade test in reading and mathematics in grades 3-8. Students must also take an end-of-grade science test in fifth and eighth grade. Each test is made up of multiple choice questions. The results are used to determine student progress relative to state standards.

North Carolina High School End of Course Tests - High school students must take an end-of-course test in English I, Algebra I and Biology. An end-of-course exam is also being developed for Algebra II. Each test is composed of multiple choice questions. The results are compared to state standards and used to determine student progress and to rank schools.

Professional Tests

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

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

North Carolina Auctioneers Tests and Licensing - Auctioneers in North Carolina must pass an Auctioneer Examination developed by the Auctioneer Licensing Board. The exam is administered on the first Thursday of every month except for January. Applicants must complete a two-year apprenticeship or take 80 hours of courses at a state approved auctioneering school before taking the exam.

North Carolina Fire Sprinkler Installation Contractors Tests and Licensing - Fire Sprinkler Installation Contractors must pass a licensing exam before working in North Carolina. The exam lasts approximately one hour. Candidates must complete a 16 hour class and hold a NICAT certificate for "Fire Protection Engineer, Level III, Automatic Sprinkler System Layout" before they are eligible to take the test.

North Carolina Locksmiths Exams and Licensing - Locksmiths must pass an exam given by the Locksmith Licensing Board. The test is administered quarterly on a Friday evening. The two hour exam has a mandatory section with 30 questions and an elective section with 20. Candidates must choose between the automotive, safe and general locksmithing sections for their elective.

North Carolina Cosmetologists Exams and Licensure - All cosmetologists must pass both a written and a practical exam before they start working. The written exam is multiple choice and includes questions on scientific concepts, procedures and safety. The practical includes hair cutting, curling, styling, waving and chemical treatments. Applicants must score at least 75 percent on both sections.

North Carolina Pesticide Applicators Tests and Licensing - Pesticide applicators must pass a licensing exam once they finish their required schooling. The fee for the exam is $50. The exam has many sections. All applicants are required to take the pesticide application section, the laws and regulations section and the section(s) on the kind(s) of pesticides they will use.

Driver's Tests

North Carolina Driving Tests - Drivers must pass four tests to receive a license. The first is a written test that contains questions about driving practices and laws. The second is a two-part signs test that contains questions on regulatory and warning signs. The third test is a vision screening and the fourth is a road test.

North Carolina Commercial Driver's Tests - North Carolina requires drivers who wish to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) to take a written test and a road skills test. The latter can be taken either through the DMV or a third party tester. All applicants must also pass a medical exam.

North Carolina Motorcycle Tests - An applicant must pass four tests to obtain a motorcycle license in North Carolina. The tests are a vision screening, a traffic signs test, a motorcycle knowledge test and a Motorcycle On-Cycle Skills Test. The skills test is offered only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, weather permitting.