How to Take a Written Driving Test Online

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Departments of motor vehicles in many states offer select services online for the convenience of their customers. You may be able to renew your car registration or driver's license online. Practice tests for the written section of the driving test are available from almost every state's official website. Some states may even allow residents to take the official written driving test online.

Find out from your state's motor vehicle office if you are required to take a written driving test. If you are a new driver who has taken a driver's education course, you may already have taken the test to receive your learner's permit. People who have moved from a state that has reciprocal rights with your new home state may not need to take a written test either.

Determine whether the written driving test in your state is offered online. If it is, you may need to register with the site and create a user name and password before taking the driver's test.

Search online for a practice test or tutorial that you can take before you log in to take the real driver's test. Use the name of your state and "driving test" as keywords to bring up a list of websites that will be appropriate for you to use.

Gather all the materials you will need to take the online driving test. You may need a registration form you have been sent and might need to print out your results. Avoid wasting time during your test by finding these items ahead of time.

Arrange to take the written driver's test online when you will not be interrupted. If the test is timed, you want as much time as possible to answer the questions without having to attend to other business.

Take your online driving test at a time when you fresh, alert and ready to concentrate. If you are a morning person, arrange to take the test right after breakfast. Night owls may decide to wrap up their day with the driving test.

Warning

  • close Be careful when taking a test or entering any sort of personal information online. Look for a little padlock icon on the website or the words "secure" before giving out your social security number or other personal identifiers. Do everything you can to keep your private information private in order to reduce the risk of identity theft.

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