Do I need to make an appointment to apply for a IL driver license? Illinois

No. When it comes to driver license testing, the Illinois Secretary of State (SOS) offices (which serve to handle the state’s DMV matters) will make an appointment only for commercial driver licensing (CDL) tests.

You can, however, call your local IL SOS office to find out the best days and times to come in for your written or driving test. SOS offices throughout the state handle drivers license matters every day, and chances are an examiner or other employee at your local office can tell you when the location usually sees the highest and lowest traffic volumes.

Prepare for Your Driver License Tests

You can also take steps to help cut down on the number of visits you’ll have to make by preparing as much as you can for your tests.

Illinois currently doesn’t offer any formal practice tests online or in the Illinois Rules of the Road, but the state does provide practice questions at the end of several of the manual’s chapters and you can find free and low-cost practice tests online to help you ace the written test. You can also use your permit within its restrictions to practice your driving skills for the day of your driving test.

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