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Operator's License Road Tests

NOTE: To schedule a CDL Road Test appointment, please call the Community College of Rhode Island at (401) 825-1146.

Scheduling Your Test

For the best selection of locations, dates, and times we recommend you schedule your appointment as far in advance as possible. You can schedule or reschedule an appointment at any time Online or at any DMV Branch location during normal business hours.


Costs and payment methods are listed in the DMV Fee Table.


Information regarding locations and hours of operation can be found here.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy

A road test must be cancelled/ rescheduled at least 48 hours before the scheduled test to avoid paying another road test fee. Cancel or reschedule an appointment at any time Online or call the Road Test Office at (401) 462-5750. Please keep in mind that our offices are not open on weekends and holidays when calling to reschedule.

Who is Required to Take a Road Test

You will be required to take a driving test if you have:

  • Never been licensed in any state or you hold a foreign country license.
  • Your License has been expired for more than 5 years.
  • Your Out of State License has been expired for more than 1 year.
  • A physical condition (except corrective lenses) and DMV imposes a restriction, or if you are currently restricted and you request that the restriction be removed.

Individuals 18 years of age or older must hold a Learner's Permit for at least 30 days prior to their first scheduled road test.

Special Requirements for Individuals Under 18 Years of Age

If you are between 16 1/2 and 18 years old, you must hold a Limited Instruction Permit for at least six months prior to the first scheduled road test (or until your 18th birthday).

Weather Policy

Road tests will be automatically cancelled when the Governor declares a state of emergency for the entire state, announces that all State Offices are closed, or weather conditions are considered unsafe. A DMV representative will attempt to contact you to reschedule the test as soon as the determination is made and or the state of emergency is lifted. If you are not contacted, please call the Road Test Office at (401) 462-5750.

You may reschedule a new road test at no additional fee if your road test was cancelled due to weather conditions.