DMV Now Offers Online Driver’s License Testing Options –

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles now offers online options so customers who need to take a driver’s license knowledge test can complete the requirement at home before visiting a DMV office.

For customers renewing a license with a knowledge test requirement, the DMV offers two options. In addition to a remote version of the traditional knowledge test, an interactive e-learning course is also available.

“This is just one more example of how the DMV is modernizing to add more convenient online services that were previously only available in an office,” said DMV Director Steve Gordon. “We continue to integrate ways to bring DMV services to our customers when and where they want.”

Eligible customers are advised to choose the remote exam or eLearning course after completing the online driver’s license application and paying the fees. Currently, the remote exam is available for the nearly 2 million tests taken by Californians renewing their license each year, the more than 1.3 million tests taken by adults re-licensing for the first time who do not also don’t have a California ID, and Californians getting a REAL ID or motorcycle license for the first time. The eLearning course is available to Californians renewing their license.

Choosing an online testing option greatly reduces the time it takes to complete a transaction at a DMV office.

Customers with a testing requirement for their license must still visit an office after completing one of the online options to provide the required identity and residency documents, take a photo, provide a fingerprint, complete a eye examination and receive a license document.

(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

Online interactive course
The new eLearning course offered can be taken on a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device and is available 24/7. Seven interactive modules must be completed, including quizzes after each module. The eLearning course lasts approximately 45 minutes and is currently only available in English. The course is an ideal option for people who need to renew their license and who have problems with exams or who prefer an alternative learning method.

Online knowledge test
The online test is available in 35 languages ​​for customers who have an internet-connected computer or laptop with a webcam. The test cannot be taken on a tablet or mobile device. Customers can begin the online exam between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

For identity verification and as a fraud prevention measure, online test takers are required to verify their identity and agree to be monitored throughout the exam.

The test can be attempted twice online. If a customer does not pass the test after two tries, they will be asked to come to a DMV office to take the test a third time.

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Milton S. Rodgers