FAQs About The Exam

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The test will be about 30 – 40 multiple choice questions, and you must score a 70% or above to pass.
By statute, M.G.L. c. 146, § 57, a person may not apply for a hoisting license examination more than once every 60 days.
Your testing location is determined by the area you reside in.

Below are the testing locations:

North Shore: Bunker Hill Community College

South Shore: Holiday Inn, Taunton, MA

Worcester Area: Devens Common Center, Devens, MA

Western Part of MA: Mullins Center at UMass Amherst

Mid-Eastern Part of MA: Department of Public Safety, Milford, MA

As a general rule, you must submit your application in the current month in order to take the exam the following month. So if you submit your application in September, your exam typically will take place the end of October. The state will automatically select your exam date and location.