Wisconsin Tests

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

Academic Tests

Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) - Public school students in grades 3-8 and in grade 10 must take the WKCE. The test covers reading, writing, science, math and social studies. Most of the questions are multiple choice and short answer. The writing section also contains an essay question.

Professional Tests

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

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

Wisconsin Auctioneers Exam and Licensing - Auctioneers must pass an exam administered by the Department of Regulation and Licensing. The test must be taken in Madison. It is administered six times per year and there is a fee to take the test.

Wisconsin Cosmetologists and Barber Exams and Licensing - Cosmetologists and barbers must take a licensing exam before they can work in Wisconsin. The test contains both a theoretical portion and a practical. The former has 100 multiple-choice questions and a two-hour time limit. It is a closed-book test and a score of 70 percent is required to pass.

Wisconsin Funeral Director Exams and Licensure - Funeral directors must pass both the Wisconsin Funeral Service Arts and the Funeral Service Science Examinations. The exams are given six times a year in Madison. Applicants must register 30 days in advance and pay a fee. The exams may be waived for new residents with a valid out-of-state license.

Wisconsin Fire Sprinkler Contractors Exams and Licensing - Fire Sprinkler Contractors must pass a licensing exam. There is a fee to take the test. It consists of questions drawn from both national and state codes and regulations, as well as technical questions. The questions are true/false and multiple choice and the test is open book.

Wisconsin Utility Contractors Exams and Licensure - Utility Contractors must take the Utility Contractor Licensing Exam before receiving their license. The exam has multiple choice and true/false questions drawn from codes and technical manuals. It is an open book test and there is a fee to take the test.

Wisconsin Real Estate Agents Exams and Licensing - Wisconsin requires real estate agents to pass a licensing examination after they complete their educational requirements. The test is computer-based and is administered by a third party. It consists of 140 multiple choice questions covering topics such as transfer of property, agency, disclosures, ethics and laws.

Driver's Tests

Wisconsin Driving Tests - New drivers must pass a vision screening, a knowledge exam and a driving test before receiving their license. Applicants who are under 18 must also complete a driver’s education course and hold an instruction permit for at least six months. New residents with a valid license are exempted from testing.

Wisconsin Commercial Driving Tests - All CDL applicants must pass both a general CDL knowledge test and a knowledge test for each endorsement he or she wishes to obtain. The applicant will then be given a CDL instruction permit and may schedule a pre-trip and road skills test with an approved third party tester.

Wisconsin Motorcycle Driving Tests - Motorcycle riders must pass a vision screening and a knowledge test to receive an instruction permit. Once an applicant has the instruction permit he or she may schedule a road skills test. The latter may be waived if the applicant completes an approved Basic Motorcycle Rider Course.