It is your responsibility to find out what is required for your state. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO DO THIS. Some states require that your transcript shows a degree conferred. If your state requires this then you need to request a transcript and put on the form to hold for degree posting. Once the degree shows posted to your econnect account go ahead and request an additional copy sent to be safe. The time between graduation and the degree posting is usually 4 weeks, after the end of the regular semester, not your courses, then allow an additional 2 weeks or so for it to get to the state/AAVSB. This cannot be rushed so do not wait until the last minute. Request two copies: one sent to you and the other to the AAVSB this way when you receive yours you know they received theirs. DO NOT OPEN IT. This can also be sent to the state for your state test if it is unopened.
Some states will allow you to sit for the exam if you are in your last semester. It is up to you to know what documentation is required and provide it to the school. Again this is not something that can be rushed as it usually requires several signatures so plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time.