Practical Examination Dates

  • You must pass the written exam before taking the practical exam.
  • The practical exam is offered at a minimum of two times annually but on average three to four times annually.
  • The Practical Exam application fee is $500.
  • Please be advised that you must bring your own equipment & subject to the exam, or you will not be allowed to take the exam. There will be NO sharing of equipment allowed at the exam.
Date of Exam: Location: Filing Periods:
April 8, 2022 Sacramento February 16 - March 2, 2022
April 9, 2022 Sacramento February 16 - March 2, 2022
July 22, 2022 Sacramento June 1 - June 15, 2022
July 23, 2022 Sacramento June 1 - June 15, 2022
November 18, 2022 Sacramento September 29 - October 13, 2022
November 19, 2022 Sacramento September 29 - October 13, 2022

  • Due to State regulations, applications cannot be received before the first day of the registration period or they will be returned.
  • Results of the practical exam are mailed within four to six weeks.
  • The Board allows reasonable testing accommodations to those who submit the appropriate form and documentation.
  • NOTE: If no exam date is listed, the Board has not scheduled an exam.

EXAM DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE TO CONFIRM THAT THE FILING PERIOD IS STILL ACTIVE PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION AND FEE.