It is never a good feeling to fail an exam however you are able to take it again. If you do fail, you have at least one additional attempt that you can make depending on the state you are getting licensed in. Certain states require students to retake the course if they do not pass any of the exam attempts.  

Two attempts: 

  • California 
  • Florida 
  • Georgia 
  • Illinois 
  • Nevada 
  • New York 
  • Oklahoma 
  • Texas 
  • South Carolina 
  • Washington


Three attempts: 

  • Alabama 
  • Arkansas 
  • Iowa 
  • Kansas 
  • Michigan 
  • Mississippi 
  • Kentucky 
  • Montana 
  • Minnesota 
  • Tennessee 
  • Virginia 


Four attempts: 

  • Pennsylvania 


Unlimited attempts:

  • Indiana


Missouri has two courses to complete the requirement, and for the first one you will have two attempts to pass and the next course you will have three attempts to pass. 
Colorado, has six courses and for Law & practice course as well as the Closings course you will have three attempts to pass whereas for the remaining four courses you will have two attempts to pass. 

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