You will need to take the road skills test if you do not hold a valid driver’s license from another U. S. state, Canada, Germany, France, or the Republic of Korea or Taiwan.
For applicants under 18, the road skills test will be given as part of the driver education course. This would be the Behind the Wheel portion of the program, with the school you have chosen to complete this with.
For applicants age 18 or older, you must hold the learner’s permit for 60 days prior to the first road skills test at the DMV.
If you are 18 or older and wish to take your road skills test at the DMV…
- You must provide a vehicle for the road skills test.
- The vehicle must have a valid safety inspection sticker, license plates, registration card and decals, working brakes, safety belts, horn, lights, turn signals, mirrors and speedometer.
- The test may be taken only once per business day.
- If you fail the road skills test, you must wait two days to take it again.
- If you fail the road skills test at DMV three times, you will be required to pass the in-vehicle part of driver education to take the test again
- The completion date for the in-vehicle part must be after the date you failed the road skills test the third time.
- Once you successfully complete the in-vehicle part and give DMV your certificate of completion, you can take the road skills test again.
- The road skills test will be given by a DMV staff member.
- Only the applicant and the DMV staff member are allowed in the vehicle during the road skills test.
- You need one of the following:
- an acceptable driver’s education certificate of completion
- completion of a behind-the-wheel checklist that describes specific driving tasks that you may be asked to perform while taking the road skills test. A licensed driver will need to certify on the form that he/she has been with you while you practiced the driving tasks and that you have complied with all requirements for learner’s permit holders while operating a motor vehicle.(refer to form CSMA 19)
For applicants age 18 or older, who would like to waive the 60 days learners permit holding period may do so by completing a Behind the Wheel program at a drivers training school approved by the DMV or the Department of Education. In order to be eligible to complete an Adult Behind the Wheel Program DMV requires:
- You to have completed a drivers education course (proof of this is required)
- You CANNOT have been a licensed driver prior and trying to reinstate your suspended or revoked license.
- Then you may complete an Adult Behind the Wheel Program, which will include your road test with the school you have chosen.
- Once you have successfully completed your road test you will be issued an Adult Waiver(this is NOT a license to drive). You will be required to present this waiver to the DMV to process for your drivers license. The Driving School can give you the information to get this processed.
If you fail the road skills test at the DMV three(3) times you will not be able to take it a fourth time until you complete and pass the in-vehicle part of driver education at a driver training school approved by DMV or
the Department of Education. The completion date for the in-vehicle part must be after the date you failed the road skills test the third time. Once you successfully complete the in-vehicle part and give DMV your certificate of completion, you can take the road skills test again. (This is NOT the behind the wheel program, as the driver training school will NOT administer the road test)