Knowledge (Written) Test Required Documents: 

  • Guests will need to provide one of the following documents to prove authorized presence:
    • U.S. Birth Certificate; or
    • U.S. Passport/Passport Card; or
    • Certificate of Citizenship; or
    • Certificate of Naturalization; or
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Guests will need to provide at least 1 ONE document that proves a residential address in Montana (For REAL ID compliant credentials, guests must provide two documents from the Acceptable Documents list.)
  • If the customer passed a driver’s education course and was waived for their road testing, please bring the documentation with you.
  • Applicants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an of-age adult or the application must be completed and notarized prior to visiting the office.

 

Skills (Road/Driving) Test – General Information:

Guests are required to provide their own vehicle for testing. The vehicle will be subject to a Vehicle Safety Inspection.’ If the vehicle is deemed to be unsafe for testing, applicants must return with a vehicle that will pass the safety inspection. The requirements for the Vehicle Safety Inspection are listed below:

  • All signals, headlights, taillights, and brake lights must be in operational order.
  • Tires should be deemed road worthy.
  • The windshield if cracked or chipped it should not impair the applicant’s or examiner’s vision. 
  • Both front doors should open from the outside and inside of the vehicle. 
  • The interior of the vehicle should be clean. 
  • The customer must provide proof of mandatory liability insurance for the vehicle they will be testing in. Montana law requires that a motor vehicle operated on public roads be insured by a liability insurance policy that meets the state’s minimum coverage limits:
    • $25,000 because of bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident and subject to the limit for one person.
    • $50,000 because of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one accident; and
    • $20,000 because of injury to or destruction of property of others in any one accident.
  • A current registration is required for the vehicle being used for testing purposes. 
  • All Vehicles manufactured 1968 or late must be equipped with seatbelts. 

Only the examiner and applicant are allowed in the vehicle during the skills test. (No pets, family, or friends). Exceptions may exist for religious, service animals, MVD Auditors, training examiners, and pre-release employees.

If a customer fails their road test, they must wait 7 days until attempting the test again. 

ALL SKILLS (DRIVING/ROAD) TESTS REQUIRE AN APPOINTMENT. WALK IN ROAD TESTS WILL NOT BE OFFERED!

Skills (Road/Driving) Test Required Documents: 

  • Guests will need to provide one of the following documents to prove authorized presence:
    • U.S. Birth Certificate; or
    • U.S. Passport/Passport Card; or
    • Certificate of Citizenship; or
    • Certificate of Naturalization; or
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Guests will need to provide at least 1 ONE document that proves a residential address in Montana (For REAL ID compliant credentials, guests must provide two documents from the Acceptable Documents list.)
  • Valid, unexpired Learner’s License or Traffic Education Permit (TEP)
  • If the applicant is under 18 years of age, they must provide their driving log showing completion of the required 50 hours of supervised driving (at least 10 hours at night).
  • If the customer passed a driver’s education course and was waived for their road testing, please bring the documentation with you.

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