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

New England Common Assessment Program (NEACP) - Rhode Island takes part in the NEACP. Each year students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 are tested in reading and math. They are tested in writing in grades 5, 8 and 11 and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11.

Professional Tests

Rhode Island Massage Therapist Exam and Licensing - Find information on how to become a licensed massage therapist 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 Auctioneers Tests and Licensing - Rhode Island requires auctioneers to take a written exam in order to receive a license. The exam can not be taken until an applicant completes his or her apprenticeship and/or schooling. Applicants by reciprocity do not have to take the exam.

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.