Virginia Tests

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

Academic Tests

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL)  - Virginia students must take the SOL test in reading and writing every year from third through twelfth grade. They must also take the math and science tests in grades 3-8 and take specific subject tests in high school.

Professional Tests

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

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

Virginia Cosmetologists Tests and Licensing - Cosmetologists must take a licensing test in Virginia. The exam is taken via computer and is administered by a third party. Applicants have 90 minutes to answer the multiple-choice questions. The test is closed-book. The test may be waived for new residents who are licensed in another state.

Virginia Real Estate Appraisers Exams and Licensing - Virginia requires real estate appraisers to complete a licensing exam after they have finished their required schooling. The test is computer-based. Applicants have six hours to answer the 150 multiple choice questions. A third party administers the exam and takes appointments on a daily basis.

Virginia Contractors Examination - Contractors are required to pass the Virginia Contractor Examination to receive a license. The four-part test is taken entirely on a computer and includes sections on Virginia laws and regulations, general business questions, advanced business questions and technical contracting questions.

Virginia Real Estate Agents Exams and Licensure - Real estate agents have to take the Virginia Real Estate Examination in addition to the national test. The two tests are usually taken together. Candidates have two and a half hours to answer the 120 multiple choice questions. The test is administered via computer.

Virginia Waterworks Operator Testing and Licensing - Waterworks operators have to take a licensing exam, regardless of which class they intend to work in. Each test is 240 minutes long. The Class 1 exam has 75 questions, the Class 2 exam has 70 questions and the Class 3-6 exams each have 60 questions.

Virginia Auctioneers Tests and Licensing - Virginia requires all auctioneers to pass the Auctioneer Examination before being licensed. They must finish all educational requirements before sitting for the exam. Applicants have two and a half hours to answer the 75 multiple choice questions. A passing score is 57.

Driver's Tests

Virginia Driving Tests - Virginia requires new drivers to take a vision screening test, a two-part knowledge test and a road skills test. The two-part knowledge test has 10 questions on traffic signs and 25 general knowledge questions. Every applicant must make 100% on the first part before taking the second.

Virginia Commercial Driving Tests - To obtain a CDL in Virginia, applicants must first pass a CDL general knowledge exam and a knowledge exam for each endorsement he or she wishes to have. A learner's permit is then issued, and the applicant can take the CDL road skills test after completing a driver's education course.

Virginia Motorcycle Tests - Drivers who want to obtain a motorcycle license in Virginia must first pass a vision screening and a motorcycle knowledge exam to obtain a learner's permit. After a candidate has held a learner's permit for 30 days he or she may take a road skills test to obtain a full license.