West Virginia Tests

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

Academic Tests

West Virginia General Summative Assessment (WVGSA) - In West Virginia, all students in grades 3-8 take this online exam in English language arts and math. In grades 5 and 8, students also take a science assessment. 
West Virginia GED Program - West Virginia is one of many states that has a GED testing program to allow adults to earn their high school credential. Unlike many states, however, West Virginia's testing program is often free. Test takers must pass all five multiple-choice tests. Tutoring is available. 

Professional Tests

West Virginia Electrician Licensing Exam - Find out how to become a licensed electrician in West Virginia.

West Virginia Nursing Assistant and Nurse Aide Guide - Find information on the qualifications to work as a nursing assistant or nurse aide in West Virginia.

West Virginia Medical Assistant Certification Exam - Find information on how to become certified or registered as a medical assistant in West Virginia.

West Virginia Professional Counselor Licensing Exam - Find information on the qualifications to become a licensed professional counselor in West Virginia, with NCE exam details.

West Virginia Nurse Licensing Exam - Find information on the qualifications to become a registered nurse in West Virginia.

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

West Virginia Life and Health Insurance Agent Exam - Find information on what is required to become a licensed life and health insurance sales agent in West Virginia.

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

West Virginia Real Estate Agents Tests and Licensing - Real estate agents in West Virginia must take the Real Estate Commission's exam before they can apply for a license. The exam is given monthly in Charleston. Scratch paper is provided, but applicants must bring a calculator and pencils.

West Virginia Contractor's Exam - All contractors in West Virginia must take the state's Contractor Exam. Each test consists of a general section that covers West Virginia laws and contractor business practices, and a section that is specific to the particular kind of contracting the applicant will do (general, HVAC, etc).

West Virginia Auctioneers Exam and Licensing - The West Virginia licensing exam for auctioneers and apprentice auctioneers is given twice a year, in April and October. The exam consists of questions based on West Virginia code §19-2C-1. Applicants must pay a $50 examination fee on the day of the test. They must also register at least two weeks beforehand.

Driver's Tests

West Virginia Driving Tests - A non-licensed adult in West Virginia must first obtain an instruction permit by passing a vision screening and a multiple-choice written test. The applicant must then pass an on-road driving test before he or she can receive a full license. West Virginia issues restricted licenses to teenagers.

West Virginia Commercial Driving Tests - Applicants for a CDL in West Virginia must pass a medical screening before they are allowed to take the knowledge test and obtain an instruction permit. They can then schedule a skills test with a third-party tester. The latter is usually given in the evenings and on weekends.

West Virginia Motorcycle Tests - Any driver who wishes to obtain a motorcycle license in West Virginia must first pass a written test. All cyclists then have to take and pass an on-cycle motorcycle skills test. West Virginia also encourages all cyclists to take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course before they apply for their license.

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