Can I take my state exam before completing the course and obtaining a Certificate of Completion?
Many states require you to complete your prelicensing education and obtain a certificate before you sign up for the state exam. If you need to continue studying, you may do so until your course expires, even after you obtain a certificate of completion. Regardless of the state requirements, however, we strongly recommend that you complete your course of study and all the practice exams before taking your state exam. You will be that much more prepared and have a better chance at passing on the first try.