The online student license test for Class D (passenger vehicles) and Class M (motorcycles) is now available to New Yorkers statewide.
The announcement comes after the launch of an online license application pilot program last year. The new service allows New Yorkers to begin the permit application process and take the test from home, saving the customer time at the DMV office.
“As we continue to reinvent the future in a post-pandemic world, we must focus on modernizing and improving the way we provide essential government services to New Yorkers,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. .“This new online license test will make it faster and easier for New Yorkers to begin the learner’s license application process from the comfort of their own home, improving the overall customer experience while reducing congestion.” in the DMV offices. “
Taking and passing the online license test does not allow a person to drive. After passing the online test, the candidate must always go to the DMV office to obtain their learner’s license.
To ensure that customers bring all the documents they need to the DMV office, the new online application provides a checklist of necessary identification documents and requires customers to upload these documents before they can take the license test in. line. At participating offices, the DMV representatives will then review the documents prior to the client’s appointment and advise the client if any corrections are needed, to ensure that the client’s experience in the DMV office is as short and seamless as possible.
Before taking the license test, the DMV encourages all customers to review the driver’s manual and take practical tests. Once a customer is ready to take the online test, they will first be asked to sign in to their NY.GOV ID account or create one if they don’t already have one. The online learner’s permit test takes an average of 30 minutes. After successfully completing the online test, applicants will be asked to make a reservation so that they can visit a DMV office to have their picture taken and complete the application process.
All uploaded documents must be brought to the appointment. The documents must be originals or certified true copies. Successful applicants have two years from the time they pass the test to schedule a DMV reservation and complete the application process.
All applicants must take the test without any outside help. A parent or guardian must supervise the test for 16 and 17 year olds, and then must accompany the candidate to the DMV to complete the application process and certify that they have supervised the test.
In addition to the online license test, the DMV launched an online vehicle registration pilot program last fall. New Yorkers who live in the following counties – New York, Kings, Queens, Bronx, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Albany, and Onondaga – can register their vehicles online, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, vans, trailers and recreational vehicles Vehicles. The DMV will work with county clerks who operate DMV offices in the other 51 counties to extend this service to their clients.