Licensing and Certification Tests
Veterans and Other Eligible Persons
We have installed a search feature which will allow you to search our database to see if the test is on our list of approved tests.
NOTE: If the test is not listed it doesn't mean that it is not a valid test, it only means that we have not approved it yet.
If you have never filed an application for education benefits, you need to submit an application for benefits along with your request for payment for a test or tests. If you are a veteran or are on active duty, download VA Form 22-1990. If you are an eligible child or spouse, download VA Form 22-5490. Mail your application form together with your test information shown below to the VA office listed below for your state. Include the test information in the Remarks section of the form.
Send us a copy of your test results with a note requesting reimbursement. Please include:
We have a series of questions and answers available at our Frequently Asked Questions site. Click HERE to learn more.
Download a brochure (Adobe PDF format) with information about the Licensing and Certification: Click HERE to download
Organizations Seeking Test Approval
If your organization offers licensing or certification tests, VA urges you to request approval of your tests so that veterans and other beneficiaries may receive reimbursement.
If you represent a State or local licensing board, the approval requirements are minimal. If you represent a non-governmental organization, your test must be generally accepted within the industry, must have been in existence at least two years, and must meet other requirements.
You will be doing our nation's veterans a big favor if you participate in this program. Please understand that all payments will be sent directly to VA beneficiaries and not to your organization. If you wish to seek approval for your organization's tests, find the State approving agency for the State where the headquarters of your organization is located and contact them. Click HERE for a list of the State approving agencies.
providing tests can obtain a supply of a VA Pamphlet explaining this
benefit by clicking on this link.
Note: The minimum order is 50 pamphlets. If you only need one or two pamphlets, click HERE to download a copy.