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Driver License Testing

You must pass the knowledge test for a license or endorsement before you schedule the skills test. We do not make appointments for license applications, vision or knowledge tests. Skills tests are administered by appointment or on a stand-by basis.

Use our Online Drive Test Scheduling System if you have an instruction permit and have met all of the requirements to take a skills test. Online scheduling is available for non-commercial Class C (autos) and Class M (motorcycles) licenses. See Commercial Drivers License to schedule a drive test for all other classes and endorsements.

Fees

The DMV charges a Testing Fee of $25 for a first-time knowledge and skills test and $10 for all retests. The initial fee covers both written and drive tests for any combination of license classes or endorsements that are paid for at the same time. This fee is in addition to other licensing fees.

Certain medically-required tests are exempt. See Driver License Fees. There is no charge for vision tests.

Vision Test

Vision Test

The minimum level of acceptable vision for full driving privileges is 20/40.  If a driver must wear glasses or contact lenses to meet this standard, Restriction B will be placed on the license.

Persons who cannot meet this standard may be licensed to drive in daylight hours only, denied a license or required to submit a yearly examination depending on the nature of the vision problem.

Knowledge (Written) Test

Knowledge Test

The Nevada knowledge test for a Class C, non-commercial license consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. 80 percent or better is a passing score.

Knowledge tests are available on touch-screen computers in English and Spanish. The system also offers audio-based tests.

Try our Online Sample Quiz!
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Skills (Driving) Test

Skills Test

You must pass the knowledge test and obtain an instruction permit for a given class of license or endorsement before you schedule your skills test.

Skills tests are administered by appointment. Larger offices also offer tests on a stand-by basis. Not all DMV locations offer all tests.

Please have your instruction permit number or social security number ready when you call or schedule online.

Online Scheduling
Las Vegas area (702) 486-4368
Reno/Sparks/Carson City (775) 684-4368
Elsewhere in Nevada (877) 368-7828

The examiner will perform a safety inspection on your vehicle and check your registration and insurance. Vehicles must be properly registered and insured.

You do not have to use your own vehicle, but you must have a vehicle in the same license class as you are applying for. You may not use a rental car.

Most beginning drivers under 18 must present a driver's education Certificate of Completion and a Beginning Driver Experience Log. 

See Motorcycle Skills Test for a preview of the motorcycle course and test requirements.

See Commercial Drivers License to schedule a skills test for Class A or B, commercial Class C or Endorsements.

Please do not leave your children unattended while you take a skills test. Skills tests will be canceled if there is no responsible party available to supervise small children.

Interpreters

Knowledge (Written) Test

An applicant who has a lack of English or Spanish language skills may use an interpreter during a written examination for a driver’s license, driver authorization card or instruction permit.

Interpreters must attest that they are approved by a governmental agency, court, educational institution, or non-profit advocacy group by presenting a letter from the approving agency and completing an "Affidavit of Oath for Interpreters" form at the DMV office.

The applicant must bear any cost of the interpreter’s services. Interpreters may not provide services for family members.

Skills (Drive) Test

The Department does not allow interpreters to be present during any drive test.

What Tests Will I Need?

The DMV may require any driver to take all tests depending on factors such as driving history or medical conditions. This table lists only typical requirements.

Beginning drivers or those who have never been licensed in the U.S.

Vision, Knowledge and Skills

Drivers licensed in another jurisdiction applying for a Nevada license (new residents)
Currently licensed in the U.S. and 21 years of age or older Vision Only
Currently licensed in the U.S. and under 21 Vision and Knowledge
Currently licensed in the U.S. but has misplaced the actual license Vision and Knowledge
Three or more moving violations in the last 4 years Vision and Knowledge
Any suspension, revocation, cancellation or other disqualification in the last 4 years Vision and Knowledge
Any DUI conviction within the past 7 years Vision and Knowledge
Has license restrictions that require reevaluation of driving skills Vision, Knowledge and Skills

Currently licensed in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory or foreign country

Vision, Knowledge and Skills

Drivers at the renewal of an existing Nevada license
Three or more moving violations within the last 4 years Vision and Knowledge
Any instruction permit renewal for a permit expired more than 30 days Vision and Knowledge
Any license expired more than one year but less than four years Vision and Knowledge

Any license expired more than four years

Vision, Knowledge and Skills

Drivers at the reinstatement of an existing Nevada license
Six or more moving violations within the last 4 years Vision, Knowledge and Skills
Any license suspended, revoked, denied or cancelled more than one year Vision, Knowledge and Skills

Any accident in which the applicant was at fault during the 1-year period immediately preceding the date of reinstatement

Vision, Knowledge and Skills

Drivers making changes to an existing Nevada license
Adding endorsements, or adding/removing certain restrictions Vision, Knowledge and Skills
Adding Class M (motorcycle license) after completing a MOST course Vision
Adding Class M (motorcycle license) without MOST course Vision, Knowledge and Skills
Changing from Class C to Class B or A, or Class B to A Vision, Knowledge and Skills
Changing from Class A or B to Class C No Tests or Vision Only if Renewing