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Do I need to schedule an appointment for the driving skills test? What are the requirements for the vehicle used?

‚ÄčA. Road skills test for Class D & E are provided at OMV office locations and through certified third party testers. The skills test consists of a series of maneuvers that show the applicant has sufficient skill to control a vehicle in normal traffic situations. The skills test consists of:

 Starting/Backing Out 2 Lane Changes Slow Signs Lane Usage
 Straight In Parking 2 Traffic Signals Speeding Attention/Distraction
 3 Left Turns 2 Intersections

 Railroad crossings 

 (if applicable)

 3 Right Turns 2 Stop Signs Yield Right of Way Following

Check the information on our web site for your local Office of Motor Vehicles and the office's schedule for providing the road skills test. Smaller offices do not offer tests between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Some offices provide road skills tests on limited number of days. 

In order for OMV to administer the skills test, you must present a vehicle with a current safety inspection sticker, current license plate validation sticker, current certificate of registration and proof of current liability insurance.
NOTE: Road tests are not given by OMV in inclement weather.

There is a charge for certified third party tester to administer the test. The cost may be up to $40.00. If you do not own a vehicle, a third party tester may rent a vehicle to you at an additional cost to take the driving skills test. Third party testers can administer the test in inclement weather and at your convenience. Third Party Tester list. 

Regardless of who administer the test, if your vehicle is used, a vehicle inspection will be performed prior to the administration of the test to ensure all safety features on the vehicle are working. Headlights, blinkers, tail lights, brake lights, mirrors, tires, horn and windshield wipers will be inspected.