Licensing Exams

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.

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.

To register for your exam, complete the following steps:

Step 1

Register for either the Licensed Child-Care Administrator Exam or Licensed Child-Placing Agency Administrator Exam via UT Arlington’s Professional Development Program and pay a $50 nonrefundable exam fee.

  • You will receive an automatic email receipt confirming your purchase.
  • You will also receive an email confirmation verifying your test number and instructions on how to register at your requested testing location. Please allow for up to 3 business days to receive your email confirmation.
  • Links to register to retake both the LCCA and LCPA exam can be found in the FAQ section.

Step 2

Schedule a time to take your exam at one of the following testing locations (location should match the exam you registered for in Step 1):

Step 3

Once you have completed Step 2 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 4

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

Frequently Asked Questions


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.
You will be notified of your score via email within five business days.
Register for either the Licensed Child Care Administrator Exam Retake or Licensed Child-Placing Agency Administrator Exam Retake via UT Arlington’s Professional Development Program and pay a $50 nonrefundable exam fee. Then follow steps 2 through 4 from above.
Information for what is covered on the exams can be found on the HHSC website.
Contact the UT Arlington team at
You can contact Residential Child Care Licensing at 713-696-7119 or email at
If you have any other questions regarding the exam enrollment process, please contact us at