Exams and License/Certificate Issuance
[Table 2.3]

 

State

Is issuance of a license/certificate dependant upon passing an exam in your state?

Other, please specify

If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, what is the passing score in your state?

Alabama

Other, please specify 

Yes, except for the exemption explained above (#16 

80% 

Alaska

Yes 

 

 

American Samoa

No 

 

 

Arizona

Yes 

 

80% correct 

Arkansas

Yes 

 

80% 

Australia

 

 

 

British Columbia

 

 

 

California

Yes 

 

80% 

Colorado

Yes 

 

70% 

Connecticut

Yes 

 

80% 

Delaware

Yes 

 

70% 

District of Columbia

Yes 

 

70% 

Florida

Yes 

 

80% 

Georgia

Yes 

 

76% 

Guam

 

 

 

Hawaii

Yes 

 

85% 

Idaho

 

 

 

Illinois

Yes  

 

80% of a 50 questions exam  

Indiana

Other, please specify 

Motor vehicle license required 

 

Iowa

Yes 

 

80% 

Kansas

Yes 

 

84% 

Kentucky

Yes 

 

80% 

Louisiana

Yes 

 

70% 

Maine

Other, please specify 

16 & 17 year olds for PWCs must take and pass exam 

70% 

Manitoba (Canada)

 

 

 

Maryland

Yes 

 

80% 

Massachusetts

Yes 

 

70% 

Michigan

Yes 

 

80% 

Minnesota

Yes 

 

80% 

Mississippi

Yes 

 

80% 

Missouri

Yes 

 

70% when administered by an officer, 80% when taken online 

Montana

Yes 

 

70% 

Nebraska

Yes 

 

70% 

Nevada

Yes 

 

80% 

New Hampshire

Yes 

 

80% or higher 

New Jersey

Yes 

 

70% 

New Mexico

Yes 

 

80% 

New York

Yes 

attend an 8 hour coure and pass the exam 

75% 

North Carolina

Yes 

 

70% 

North Dakota

Yes 

 

80% to receive a certification card 

Northern Mariana Islands

No 

 

 

Ohio

Yes 

 

70% 

Oklahoma

Yes 

 

70% or greater  

Ontario (Canada)

 

 

 

Oregon

Yes  

 

70% proctored test 80% internet test 

Pennsylvania

No 

 

 

Puerto Rico

Yes 

 

80% 

Quebec (Canada)

 

 

 

Rhode Island

Yes 

 

70% by statute 

South Carolina

Yes 

 

70% 

South Dakota

No 

 

 

Tennessee

Yes 

 

80% 

Texas

Yes  

 

70% 

Utah

Yes 

 

80% 

Vermont

Yes 

 

80% 

Virgin Islands

 

 

70% 

Virginia

Yes 

 

70% for a classroom course 

Washington

Yes 

 

80% 

West Virginia

Yes 

 

70% 

Wisconsin

Yes 

 

75% on written and 80% on internet 

Wyoming

Yes 

 

80%