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Licensing & Certification

Approved State Board Exams

Name of Exam Cost Per Exam Name and Address of 
Organization Issuing License
Apprenticeship Barber Examination $125.00 KY Board of Barbering
9114 Leesgate Rd, Suite 6
Louisville, KY 40222-5055
Barber Examination $125.00
Instructor Examination $125.00
Apprenticeship Cosmetologist Exam $25.00 KY Board of Hairdressers & Cosmetologists
111 St. James Court
Frankfort, KY 40601
Cosmetologist Exam $35.00
Cosmetologist Out-of-State Exam $75.00
Instructor of Cosmetology Exam $50.00
Instructor Out-of-State Exam $150.00
Nail Technician Exam $35.00
Kentucky Bar Exam $625.00 KY Office of Bar Admissions
1510 Newtown Pike, Suite 156
Lexington, KY 40511-1255
Adjuster $50.00 KY Department of Insurance
Office of Insurance, Agent Licensing
909 Leawood Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Agent $50.00
Life & Health Consultant $50.00
Property & Casualty Consultant $50.00
Viatical Settlement Broker $50.00
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Specialty Test $55.00 KY Education Professional Standards Board
100 Airport Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
School Leadership Licensure Assessment Test $425.00
KY Specialty Test of Instructional & Administrative Practices $80.00
Medicaid Nurse Aide $75.00 Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)
2624 Research Park Drive
Lexington, KY 40512
Kentucky Medication Aide $30.00
Kentucky Manufacturing Skill Standards (Basic Test) $30.00
Kentucky Manufacturing Skill Standards (Advanced Test) $30.00
Marital & Family Therapist Examination $295.00 KY Board of Marriage & Family Therapists
P O Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40601
Kentucky Practical Exam (Ophthalmic Dispensers) $50.00 KY Board of Ophthalmic Dispensers
P O Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40601
Kentucky Professional Land Surveyor $50.00 Kentucky Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
160 Democrat Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Test for Podiatry License $250.00 KY State Board of Podiatry
908 B South 8th Street
Murray, KY 42071
Kentucky State Board Exam (Veterinary Examiner) $100.00 KY Board of Veterinary Examiners
P O Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40601

Tips for searching the Licensing and Certification Approval System

How do I find out if an exam is approved?


Which Option Do I Choose under "Search for Approved Organizations?"

  • "Organization by State": Use this search option if you know you are looking for a State Board Exam. If the Search Results do not list the state board you are inquiring about, it may be a national exam that the state board proctors. It is important to know what organization created your exam NOT the organization that proctored the exam.
  • "First Letter of Organization:" Use this search option if you know the name of the national organization that created your exam. Don't choose a specific state unless you are sure the national organization's central headquarters are located in that state.
  • "Keyword:" Use this search option if you are not sure what organization offers your exam. If your keyword does not produce results, you will need to get the specific name of the exam to confirm that your exam is approved.

Once I get to the "Organizational Information" screen, where do I find the exams?

  • Double click on "Licenses and Certifications" at the bottom of the page.
  • Choose the license or certification name from the "Licensure and Certification List."
  • Make sure the cost of the exam you are interested in and the cost of the exam listed are the same.
  • Double click on exam name to look at description of the exam to confirm that it is the same exam you are interested in.
  • If your license or certification is not listed, go back to "Search Results" and look for your license or certification under another organization.

Whom do I contact if my exam is not approved or the cost of the exam is different from the amount listed?

  • You may contact Tracy Clay at to find out if the exam you are interested in is approvable or if the reimbursement cost of the exam needs to be updated.