You may take the knowledge, vision, and behind-the-wheel driving tests at any DMV field office that provides driver license services.
NOTE: The DMV will not administer written or audio exams after 4:30 p.m. to ensure you have sufficient time for testing. Knowledge and vision tests are required when you apply for an original driver license or upgrade to a different class of driver license.
The use of testing aids is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: The California Driver Handbook, cheat sheets, and/or electronic communication devices such as a cell phone, hand-held computer, etc. . If any testing aid is used during the knowledge test, the knowledge test will be marked as a “failure.” An action may also be taken by DMV against your driving privilege or the driving privilege of anyone else who assists you in the examination process.
Your driver license examinations include:
IMPORTANT: If you use a rental vehicle, the driving test applicant must be listed on the rental contract. The contract must not exclude driving tests.
NOTE: The behind-the-wheel driving test will be rescheduled if the vehicle does not meet the above requirements or if you refuse to use your seat belt during the driving test.
Technology, such as back up cameras and self-parking, cannot be used on a driving test
For more information, refer to the (FFDL 22) Fast Facts brochure, DMV videos, and sample tests available online at www.dmv.ca.gov.