Do I need to make a DMV appt for my written drivers license test or driving test?

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Drivers License Test Appt Requirements

As you’ll see in the grid below, most DMV (or each state’s equivalent) locations either allow or require an appointment for the driving test portion of the drivers license test; some even make appointments for the written knowledge exam you must take before you can take the driving test and get your drivers license.

NOTE: Even if your state requires a driving test appointment, you might not have to make one if you took a drivers education course and the instructor administered the test, or the state waives the requirement. And, if you didn’t have any driver training, consider enrolling in a course to increase your chances of passing the driving test on the first try.

License Test Driving Test
Alabama
x
For select locations, appointments can be made by phone or email via the DPS website.
Alaska
x
You can make an appointment with the DMV (which offers this service on its website) or with a third-party tester.
Arizona
Arkansas
California
x
x
You can make, and cancel, appointments online via the CA DMV website.
Colorado
x
Contact your local DMV office to make an appointment.
Connecticut
x
Usually, the DMV will make your driving test appointment for you on the day (and after) you pass your written license test.
Delaware
x
Some locations accept appointments. Contact your local DMV office to inquire.
Florida
x
x
You can make appointments for both tests via the state's OASIS system, accessible from the FHSMV website.
Georgia
x
Call (678) 413-8500 or (678) 413-8400 for the Atlanta area, or (866) 754-3687 for outside Atlanta.
Hawaii
x
It depends on the location, but road test appointments are available at some.
Idaho
x
Contact the certified skills tester in your area.
Illinois
Indiana
x
Schedule a written test appointment if you need the test read to you; call your local BMV for a road test appointment.
Iowa
x
This might depend on your location. Contact your local DOT office for appointment availability.
Kansas
x
A driving test appointment may or may not be required (or available) depending on your location. Call your local driver license exam station.
Kentucky
x
The Kentucky State Police administer driving tests, but you'll make an appointment through your Circuit Court Clerk's office.
Louisiana
Maine
x
x
The BMV will make the appointment for your vision and written tests when you mail in your application; to make a road test appointment, mail a road test request card to the BMV.
Maryland
x
x
You'll need a written test appointment if you need a human-assisted oral exam; call (888) 212-4709 to schedule your driving test appointment.
Massachusetts
x
Make a written test appointment if you need an oral exam; call (866) 627-7768 to schedule your driving test appointment.
Michigan
x
Third-party examiners administer driving tests; contact your local examiner for an appointment.
Minnesota
x
Schedule your driving test appointment online via the DVS website or by calling (651) 284-1234.
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
x
x
Appointments are available at certain locations. Call (866) 450-8034 for details and to schedule one.
Nebraska
Nevada
x
Call your local DMV office to make an appointment.
New Hampshire
x
Some locations require road test appointments. Call  your local driver licensing location or consult the DMV website for details.
New Jersey
x
You can schedule, reschedule, and cancel road test appointments online.
New Mexico
x
Some MVD field offices will accept appointments. Call your local office for details.
New York
x
Schedule a road test online or by calling (518) 402-2100.
North Carolina
x
You can make a driving test appointment at some DMV locations.
North Dakota
x
Schedule your driving test appointment with your local DOT office.
Ohio
x
Schedule your driving test appointment online or by calling your local driver exam station.
Oklahoma
x
Contact your local DPS to schedule a driving test appointment.
Oregon
x
Contact your local DMV office to schedule a driving test appointment.
Pennsylvania
x
Schedule, reschedule, or cancel your driving test online or by calling (800) 932-4600.
Rhode Island
x
You can schedule your driving test by calling (401) 462-5808 .
South Carolina
South Dakota
x
Generally, appointments aren't required, but double-check if you plan to test at the Sioux Falls exam station.
Tennessee
x
You can schedule your driving test appointment online or by calling your local full-service station.
Texas
x
Some offices accept appointments, and procedures vary. Contact your local exam station for details.
Utah
x
You can take your driving test through the DPS or a third-party testing site, and both usually take appointments.
Vermont
x
x
Test appointments are highly recommended, and you can make them by calling Central Scheduling at (802) 828-2085.
Virginia
Washington
x
Call your local DOL office to schedule an appointment.
West Virginia
Wisconsin
x
You can schedule an appointment online or by calling a specific number depending on where you live. Visit the DOT website for numbers.
Wyoming
x
Whether you need a road test appointment depends on where you live. For example, the Cheyenne office now requires appointments. Call your nearest DOT location for details.
Washington DC
x
Make an appointment online or by calling (202) 727-5000.

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