Test and Exams Information

List of exams with descriptions that may be required to get your license.

List of Available Exams

Supported languages

Vision Exam

Your eyes will be tested using a mechanical device. The minimum acceptable vision is 20/60 in one eye, with or without corrective lenses, and a field of vision of, at least, 140-degrees. Upon failure of the field vision exam the applicant will be required to have a Download this pdf file. Vision Report Form (DS-MR-274) .  The form must be completed by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist.  

Knowledge Exam

The Knowledge Exam consists of two tests – the Road Rules Test and the Road Signs Test. The applicant must pass each test. A minimum score of 15 out of 20 correct answers, on each test, is required to pass. For additional information on test rules, download the DDS Driver's Manual. A Practice Test is available on the website at no cost.

Customers with reading disabilities can request an oral test. If requesting an oral test, please visit the nearest CSC for further details.  Each CSC has different days and times they administer the oral tests. 

  • To allow adequate time for testing and issuance, the Knowledge Exam must begin:

    • At least 30 minutes before the Customer Service Center closes if taking a non-commercial test.

    • At least 45 minutes before the Customer Service Center closes if taking a CDL knowledge test.

  • Road Rules Test

    • The Road Rules Test consists of questions about:
      • driver responsibility
      • knowledge of laws
      • safe driving practices
    • The questions are applicable to the class of license for which the applicant is applying for. 
    • The Road Rules Test is available in some non-English languages. See a list of languages available for this Exam.
  • Road Signs Test

    • The Road Signs Test consists of questions about the meaning of standard highway signs. You will be asked to identify certain signs, signals, and markers.
    • The Road Signs Test is in English only. All drivers must have the ability to read and understand simple English such as used in highway traffic and directional signs.

Non-Commercial Class E and F Exams (Previously known as Non-Commercial Class A and B)

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Road Skills Test

  • All vehicles used for the Road Skills Test must be covered by liability insurance. All customers must: :
    • Show proof of valid insurance
    • Pass a safety vehicle inspection
    • Know your hand signals, if the vehicle is not equipped with turn signals. 
  • You must present your vehicle registration and the tag (license plate) cannot be expired.
  • The Road Skills Test is in English only.
  • Your non-commercial road test may be administered in a virtual or traditional format. 
    • Virtual Road Test
      • Conducted remotely by an Examiner who administers the test via a dual-facing camera and a hands-free cellular device. A parent, guardian, or other responsible adults; 21 years of age or older must serve as a passenger in the testing vehicle.  They must have a valid driver's license.
    • Traditional Road Test
      •  Conducted by an Examiner who administers the test while being seated in the passenger seat of the testing vehicle. 
  • On the Road Skills Test, you will be expected to do all or part of a series of tests.  For a sample list view Road Skills Test Overview.
  • For additional information on testing rules, download the DDS Driver's Manual.

How do I schedule my road test?

  • GA Department of Driver Services offers an online appointment system to schedule and take an automobile, motorcycle, or commercial road test. See the Road Test Appointments page for more information.
  • At the end of the test, the license examiner will gladly show you your score sheet. Ample time will be provided to discuss the test if you so desire. The applicant must achieve a minimum score of 75% to pass.

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Retesting

  • Applicants who fail the Knowledge Exam or Road Skills Test must wait at least one day to retest.
  • Applicants who fail the Knowledge Exam or Road Skills Test a second or subsequent time (third, fourth, etc.) must wait at least 7 days to retest.
  • A 30 day waiting period to retest applies to an applicant who:
    • Fails the Road Skills Test due to a traffic accident
    • Receives a traffic violation during the Road Skills Test 
    • NOTE: Whether ticketed or not. 
  • All retesting is subject to appointment availability.
  • The permit fee must be paid before the test begins. DDS Customer Service Centers accept Cash and Credit/Debit Cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We do not accept checks, money orders, or cashier checks. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Fees are not refundable and must be paid each time the test is taken.

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The Motorcycle Rider Skills Test

  • Safe motorcycle riding depends largely on your knowledge and skills.
  • You can take a Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program rider education course that offers a driver's license test waiver for graduates. For more information about locations and schedules, visit our Motorcycle Safety Program page.  The Rider Skills Test (RST) is used for both two-wheeled (RST-2W) and three-wheeled vehicles (RST-3W).
  • Both tests consist of four riding evaluations that measure your control of the motorcycle and your hazard-response skills. The final two exercises involve speeds of about 15 miles per hour. Please view the Georgia Motorcycle Operators Guide for more details about each evaluation.
  • You will be scored on time/distance standards as well as path violations. The test can be ended early for point accumulation, committing an unsafe act, or failure to understand or follow instructions.

90-DAY MOTORCYCLE DRIVER'S LICENSE TEST WAIVER

  • The State of Georgia will waive your knowledge and skills test and issue you a Class M driver's license if
    • You obtain a 90-day Motorcycle License Test Waiver issued by the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program (GMSP)
    • The GMSP offers professional rider education programs that include
      • classroom instruction 
      • on-cycle training in a controlled, off-street environment
    • The Program even provides training motorcycles.
  • It does not waive the vision test or any fees. It is only valid for 90 days from the day the course ends. View the 90-Day Motorcycle License Test Waiver for more information.

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