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The following are not eligible to schedule a driver's test online:
Same day tests cannot be scheduled for road tests. Written Special Points tests can be scheduled for the same day.
No, you cannot bring a rental car to take your driver's test.
You may use the original registration card or valid pink slip.
You can take your test at any location that offers the type of test you need. Please use Locator to search for a center or use our Online Driver's Test Scheduling Service to search for a center and schedule a driver's test.
Please use Locator to search for a Driver's License Center for center hours.
The driver's test is given on the road.
Please note: Photocopies will not be accepted.
You may take the driver's test a maximum number of 3 times on each permit.
If you are over the age of 18 and fail the driver's test, you must wait at least one (1) day before you can take the test again.
If you are under the age of 18 and fail the driver's test, you must wait seven (7) days before you can take the test again. This wait will allow you time to practice and improve your driving skills.
Yes, you will need an appointment to take the driver's test. You can schedule your appointment online using our Online Driver's Test Scheduling Service or by calling the Call Center at 1-800-932-4600.
You may continue to renew your permit as long as your physical is valid.
Prior to obtaining your learner's permit, your physical is valid for one (1) year. After obtaining a learner's permit, your physical is valid for three (3) years.
Please see our Fees page for additional information.
If you hold an International Permit and Foreign License, you are not required to have a licensed driver accompany you to the exam.
Yes, you may take the driver's test at a high school if it is participating in the End-of-Course Skills Program. You must have completed the classroom requirements and skills portion of the certified driver's education class and have completed 65 hours of supervised skill building training - which includes 10 hours of nighttime driving and 5 hours of driving in poor weather conditions.
Pennsylvania's law governing the licensing of young drivers requires a mandatory six-month period before testing to allow young drivers to obtain the skills needed to safely operate a motor vehicle. In addition, young drivers are also required to have a minimum of 65 hours behind-the-wheel skill building before being eligible to take the driver's test.
If you have taken a driver's education course, part of the class may have included six hours of driving time with an instructor. These six hours can be credited toward the 65-hour requirement.
No. You must have a licensed driver who is 21 or older in the front seat.
No. You do not need an appointment. Just go to your nearest Driver License Center.
The maximum width of a trailer may be 102" wide at most Driver License Centers and the total length of the vehicle goes by the length of the trailer, which may not be any longer than 53 feet provided the distance between the king pin and the center point of the rear axle group does not exceed 41 feet. Please call the Driver License Center to ask what maximum length and width trailer is permitted for their course.
No. The vehicle must be empty.
Once you have received your recertification notice through the mail, you are eligible to schedule the recertification knowledge and driver's tests.
All Driver License Centers can process motorcycle learner's permits.
Yes, you must practice on a learner's permit for at least 6 months and 65 hours for each class of license prior to your 18th birthday. After completing this requirement, you may test for your motorcycle license at a Driver License Center or through the Motorcycle Safety Program.
If you already have a Class C driver's license, then you can drive to the Driver's License Center alone. You must have your valid PA Learner's Permit, valid PA Driver's License, valid registration card for the motorcycle, and proof that the motorcycle is currently insured.
If you do not have a PA driver's license, you need to be followed by another motorcycle-licensed driver. The licensed class M driver must bring their valid PA driver's license. You must bring your valid PA Learner's Permit, valid PA Driver's License, valid registration card for the motorcycle, and proof that the motorcycle is currently insured.
The skills test for motorcycle riders is given on a test pad at the site. An "on-road" skills test is not administered. There is a 20-question knowledge test in addition to the skills test. The skills portion of the test consists of a pre-trip inspection and the evaluation of the following skills: left circles, right circles, and figure eights.
You will lose two points.
There is no fee for the Special Points test.
You will be suspended indefinitely until you take and pass the Written Special Points test.
You can take the test as many times as needed; however, you can only take the test once per day.
You can apply for a waiver by calling the Hearing and Exam Unit at (717) 787-3371. They will explain the details on waivers.
You do not need the letter to take your test, but you must have two forms of proper identification. (You can use the restoration requirements letter in place of the official letter.) The following are acceptable forms of ID: