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  • Approved State Board Exams

    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.