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PennDOT driver’s skills test appointment scheduling now open

Harrisburg, PA – If you need a drivers license skills test, including motorcycle skills tests, you can now start to schedule appointments online and over the phone again as usual.

All customers and accompanying drivers must wear face masks. Examiners are required to wear PPE. The test examiner (PennDOT employee) will remain outside of the vehicle during the test, giving instructions beforehand and from a distance. The test will be given on a closed course in the parking lot of the DMV, not on the open road.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds customers that, starting yesterday (Monday, June 22), any customer in need of an appointment for a skills test, including motorcycle skills tests, may now schedule online by visiting www.dmv.pa.gov or by contacting the PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services Call Center at 717-412-5300.

The skills test has been modified to mitigate potential exposure of PennDOT staff and customers while maintaining the integrity of the testing process.

The following enhanced safety measures for non-commercial skills tests will continue and the following safety protocols will be in place:

  • PennDOT staff will remain outside the vehicle during the entire skills test. The test taker and accompanying driver will remain in the vehicle.
  • In yellow phase counties, examiner will conduct basic health pre-screening of applicant. If applicant is displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, test will not be administered. There will be no pre-screening for customers in green counties.
  • All customers and accompanying drivers must wear appropriate face masks during testing.
  • Examiners will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, eye protection during the exam.
  • Examiners will utilize iPads during the administration of testing, which will be routinely disinfected using wipes or spray sanitizer.

PennDOT-Authorized Third Party Testers are also available for non-commercial testing. For a list of PennDOT Authorized Third Party Vendors, please visit our website.

Customers may continue to complete various transactions and access multiple resources online at www.dmv.pa.gov. Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; and driver license and photo ID duplicates. There are no additional fees for using online services.

More COVID-19 information is available at www.health.pa.gov. For more information, visit www.dmv.pa.gov or www.PennDOT.gov.

Listen to the full interview and Q&A with Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services Kurt Myers (originally recorded in early June, when the decision was first made to resume testing).