Nevada Tests

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

Academic Tests

Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) - Students in grades 3-8 must take the CRT. Each year students are tested in math and reading. In grades five and eight students are also tested in writing and science. Most questions are multiple choice, save for those in the writing section.

High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) - Nevada students must take the HSPE in order to graduate. It assesses a student's competency in math, reading, writing and science. It can be taken anytime after 10th grade, and multiple attempts are allowed.

Professional Tests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nevada Real Estate Agents Licensing and Testing - Real estate agents must pass both the national test and a state exam in order to be licensed by the Nevada Real Estate Commission. Both exams are computer-based, multiple choice and are administered by a third party. An appointment can be made as little as a day in advance.

Nevada Contractors Licensing and Testing - All contractors must pass two exams to be licensed. The first is a general business exam. The second concentrates on one particular specialty. Both exams are multiple choice and the fee to take them is $160.00. The tests must be taken in Elko, Reno or Las Vegas.

Nevada Barbers Licensing and Testing - Barbers have to pass a two-part exam to receive their license. The first part is a combined written/oral exam with 50 questions on barber science. The second is a practical test in which a candidate has to demonstrate his or her skills at shampooing, haircutting, shaving and hair styling.

Nevada Cosmetologists Exams and Licenisng - Nevada cosmetologists must pass a test administered by the state board before being licensed. The exam contains both a theoretical and a practical section. All applicants must have 1800 hours of training before they are eligible to take the exam. New residents may apply by reciprocity.

Driver's License

Nevada Driving Test - Beginning drivers in Nevada must take a road skills test in order to get their full license. They must hold a Nevada Instruction Permit before they are eligible to take the road test. New residents who are licensed in another state must take a vision test.

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