Written and Verbal 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.
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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