Gain Driving Experience
Bring Picture Learner Permit ID and original 5 hour course certificate. 8 minute road test weighs heavily on parking.
Bring to your test
You'll need all of the following
your photo learner permit 4
glasses or contacts, if your permit indicates you need corrective lenses
your original Pre-licensing Course Certificate (MV-278) or Student Certificate of Completion (MV-285), copies are not acceptable
if you are under 18, a Certification of Supervised Driving (pdf) (MV-262) completed by your parent or guardian - this must be given to the license examiner each time you take a road test
a driver age 21 or older who has a license valid to operate the test vehicle
a vehicle to drive during the test that has a valid registration and inspection, operates properly and is in clean condition 5
If you are taking a motorcycle road test you will also need
a properly operating, registered and inspected motorcycle 6
a properly operating, registered and inspected motor vehicle and a driver with a valid driver license to transport the license examiner during your road test
To check for road test cancellations or relocations due to adverse weather or road construction, see cancellations, closings and delays, or call 1-518-402-2100.
After you pass your road test
our license examiner will give you an interim license that allows you to drive. Keep the interim license with your photo learner permit
you will receive your photo driver license in the mail, in about 2 weeks
if you are under age 18 and have a Class DJ, MJ or DJMJ driver license, you must obey the restrictions for junior drivers (see Graduated Driver License (GDL) Law and restrictions on drivers under age 18)
If you fail your test
Don't worry. If you fail a non-commercial license road test, your learner permit remains valid until the expiration date. If your learner permit expires before your next road test, you must get a new learner permit. See Get a learner permit.
You can schedule another road test, but you must pay additional fees if you failed your first two road tests. You will need to wait at least one day to take the test again.