Tennessee Tests

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

Academic Tests

Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test - Every student in grades 3-8 in the state of Tennessee must take the TCAP. The multiple choice assessment measures students' progress in reading, math, language arts, social studies and science. Some schools give the TCAP to children in grades K-2 as well.

Tennessee's High School Transition Policy  - Tennessee's High School Transition Policy requires all students to take an end-of-course assessment in 10 subjects: English I-III, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Chemistry, Biology, U.S. History and Physics. A student's test score counts for 25 percent of his or her grade in the class.

Professional Tests

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

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

Tennessee Auctioneers Tests and Licensing - The state of Tennessee requires all auctioneers to pass a six-hour licensure examination once they have completed the required apprenticeship and schooling. Applicants take the closed book test using a computer and must pay an examination fee of $125. The test must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Tennessee Barber Tests and Licensing - Barber technicians in Tennessee have to take two licensing exams. The first is a theoretical test that covers, among other things, patron protection, laws, services and scientific concepts. The second is a ninety mintue practical that is performed on a live model. Supplies are not provided.

Tennessee Collection Managers Tests and Licensing - Collection location managers must take a written test before getting a license in Tennessee. The exam is given on the third Friday in January, May and September.  All test takers must register 90 days in advance.

Tennessee Contractors Exams and Licensure - Tennessee requires contractors to take the Board for Licensing Contractors exam for their specialty. The tests are offered only in Nashville, Knoxville, Jackson, Memphis, Johnson City and Chattanooga. Each exam is given in multiple choice format and is open book. The fee varies by specialty and license class.

Tennessee Locksmiths Tests and Licensing - Tennessee locksmiths must take an open-book, computerized, multiple choice licensing exam after graduating from a state-approved course. The locksmith candidates must also take a practical exam to prove their skills. Applicants have to pay a fee of $152 for both tests. Together, the two exams last about two hours.

Driver's Tests

Tennessee Driving Tests - Tennessee requires anyone who wishes to apply for a driver's license to first pass a standard vision exam, a Class D knowledge exam and a test of driving skills. Tennessee issues teenage drivers an intermediate driver's license. Licensed drivers who have just moved to Tennessee will only have to take the vision test.

Tennessee Commercial Driving Tests - Tennessee will issue a CDL to applicants who have a CDL learner's permit and who pass their CDL driving skills test. The learner's permit is obtained by passing medical, vision and written exams. Multiple written exams are required for those who want to drive several classes or vehicles and/or hold multiple endorsements.

Tennessee Motorcycle Tests - A Tennessee Class M Motorcycle License will be issued to an applicant who successfully passes a written knowledge test, a motorcycle pre-trip inspection, a vision screening and a driving test. Applicants may complete a Tennessee Certified Motorcycle Rider Education Program (MREP) in lieu of the driving test.