Licensure Project

Welcome to the Licensed Child-Care Administrator and Licensed Child-Placing Agency Administrator Exam Enrollment

Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has contracted with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) to develop the exams for both the Child Care Administrator License and the Child-Placing Agency Administrator License.

To register for your exam, complete the following steps:

Step 1

All test takers must have completed an application and received approval from HHSC prior to registering for an exam time. You can find more information on eligibility here.

Reasonable Modification Request

A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. If you have a disability and need a reasonable modification, we will make every effort to accommodate your needs. Please fill out a Reasonable Modification Request form, gather proper documentation that describes the nature of your disability and modifications you request, and submit both with your application. If you have already completed an application and need to make us aware of your need for accommodations prior to testing, please e-mail your completed forms to Questions about accommodations can also be directed to

Step 2

Register for either the Licensed Child-Care Administrator Exam or Licensed Child-Placing Agency Administrator Exam via School of Social Work's Marketplace page and pay a $75 nonrefundable exam fee.

  • You will receive an automatic email receipt confirming your purchase.
  • Within up to 3 business days, you will receive an email confirmation verifying your eligibility and instructions on how to register at your requested testing location.
  • To retake an exam, please follow the same registration link and select the appropriate attempt number from the drop-down menu.

Step 3

Schedule a time to take your exam at one of the following testing locations (location should match the exam you registered for in Step 2):

Step 4

Once you have completed Step 3 and scheduled your exam with the testing center, email with your name, testing location, and anticipated testing date so that we may send the materials to the testing center. Failure to inform us of your testing date may prevent you from taking your exam.

Step 5

Arrive at the testing center the day of your scheduled exam with a copy of your email confirmation that includes your assigned exam number (not your email receipt) and your driver’s license. You will have three hours to complete the online exam.  Please notify us in advance of any needed ADA Accommodations.

Step 6

Once you have completed your exam, you will be notified of your score within approximately five business days via email.


Each site has their own reschedule/cancellation and refund policies. Contact the site where you registered to see what their policy is.

If you would like to switch testing locations, please send us an email at so that we can make the change in our system and notify the testing center. Testing fees are non-transferable, so switching locations may forfeit any fees you have already paid to the testing center. Contact the testing center where you registered for their cancellation/refund policy.