The driver’s license exam is available online now
NEW YORK STATE – Govt. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Class D (passenger vehicles) and Class M (motorcycles) online learner’s license test is now available to New Yorkers statewide. The announcement comes after the launch of an online license application pilot program last year. This new service allows New Yorkers to begin the permit application process and take the test at home.
“As we continue to reinvent the future in a post-pandemic world, we must focus on modernizing and improving the way we provide essential government services to New Yorkers,” Cuomo said. “This new online license test will make it faster and easier for New Yorkers to begin the learner’s license application process from the comfort of their own homes, improving the overall customer experience while reducing congestion. in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices. “
DMV Commissioner Mark JF Schroeder said: “We were delighted to see so many New Yorkers taking advantage of the online permit application during the pilot program and now we are happy to offer this convenient option to all. candidates across the state. This is another example. of how we’re improving the way we serve New Yorkers to make it faster, easier and more convenient for everyone. “
Taking and passing the online license test does not allow a person to drive. After passing the online test, the applicant still needs to go to the DMV office to get their learner’s license, however, their visit will be faster as the testing part of the process will already be completed.
To ensure that customers bring all the documents they need to the DMV office, the new online application provides a checklist of necessary identification documents and requires customers to upload these documents before they can take the test. permit online. At participating offices, DMV representatives will then review the documents prior to the client’s appointment and advise if any corrections are required.
Before taking the license test, the DMV encourages all customers to review the driver’s manual and take practical tests. Once a customer is ready to take the online test, they will first be asked to sign in to their NY.GOV ID account or create one if they don’t already have one. Once a customer has logged in, confirmed the type of permit they want and uploaded their documents, they will receive an email with a link to take the online permit test.
The online learner’s license test takes about 30 minutes on average. After passing the test, applicants will be asked to make a reservation so that they can visit a DMV office to have their photo taken and complete the application process.
All documents that have been uploaded should be brought to the appointment. The documents must be originals or certified true copies. Successful applicants have two years from the time they pass the test to schedule a reservation at the DMV and complete the application process.
All applicants must take the test without any outside help. A parent or guardian must supervise the test for 16 and 17 year olds, then must accompany the applicant to the DMV to complete the application process and certify that they have supervised the test.