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Written Test

If you are currently licensed in another state, a written test will normally not be required. However, in some cases it may be required.

Upon payment of all applicable fees, you have three attempts to pass the written test within 12 months from the date of the application. After three failed attempts to pass, you must pay for a new application. If you also applied for endorsements, you have three attempts to pass each endorsement test. 

The written test for a regular driver license consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. You take the test at a computer work station using a touch screen (audio assist is available). Questions are taken from the Arizona Driver License Manual. Please thoroughly study the manual before taking the test.

A score of 80 percent or higher is required to pass the examination.

To take a sample test, see the Practice Tests section.

The written test is offered in the following languages:

English German Vietnamese Mandarin
Spanish Arabic Russian Italian
French Tagalog Korean  

For information on CDL testing, see Commercial Driver License Tests/Manuals.

Verbal Knowledge Test

A verbal knowledge test may be considered in lieu of the written test in these situations:

  • A customer declares that he or she cannot read or has a low reading competency.
  • A customer has incorrectly answered a large number of questions on a previous test or has failed a second or third attempt.
  • A customer reads in a foreign language and a written test in the foreign language is not available.

Offices conduct verbal tests by appointment, according to this schedule:

  • Visit offices to make an appointment
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
    8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2-2:30 p.m.

A computerized audio version of the written knowledge test is available in offices without an appointment.

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Civil Rights

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad. Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.