1. Arrive up to 30 minutes before the time of your test:
Arriving on-time for your road test is essential as it gives you sufficient time to get familiar with the rules and regulations of the area, as well as providing ample time for any last minute preparation or review. You will also be expected to have all required documents at this time.
2. If you are late, the license examiner may need to reschedule your road test:
It is highly recommended that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time for your road test, as arriving late can result in an automatic reschedule and/or cancellation. Additionally, if it appears that you are unprepared or unable to meet the requirements of the road test due to lateness, the license examiner may refuse to proceed with your road test.
3. Your photo learner permit:
You must bring a valid and up-to-date New York State photo learner permit with you when taking a road test. This permit must be signed by a parent or legal guardian if you are under 18 years of age. In addition, this permit must not have any expired endorsements such as speed limits, driver’s license restrictions, or any other endorsements that could impact your ability to safely drive.
4. Glasses or contacts, if your permit indicates you need corrective lenses:
If the photo learner permit that you present at the road test site states that you require corrective lenses in order to operate a motor vehicle safely, you must also bring glasses or contact lenses with you in order to successfully complete the road test. In addition, it is recommended that you wear these corrective lenses during the entire duration of the road test for safety reasons.
5. Your original Pre-licensing Course Certificate (MV-278) or Student Certificate of Completion (MV-285), copies are not acceptable:
You must provide an original Pre-licensing Course Certificate (MV-278) or Student Certificate of Completion (MV-285) when taking a road test in New York State. Copies are not acceptable and you cannot take the road test without this document.
6. If you are under 18, a Certification of Supervised Driving (MV-262) completed by your parent or guardian - this must be given to the license examiner each time you take a road test:
If you are under 18 years of age, it is required that you bring with you an up-to-date Certification of Supervised Driving (MV-262). This must have been completed by one of your parents or a legal guardian and must be presented to the license examiner each time you take a road test.
7. A driver age 21 or older who has a license valid to operate the test vehicle:
You will need to have a driver age 21 or older with you when taking your road test. This driver must possess a valid New York State Driver License that is able to legally operate the motor vehicle that you are using for the test.
8. A vehicle to drive during the test that has a valid registration and inspection, operates properly and is in clean condition:
When taking your road test in New York State, you must present an appropriate vehicle that is safe-to-drive, properly maintained, and registered in the state. The vehicle must also be in a clean condition and have a valid inspection sticker on the windshield.
9. A properly operating, registered and inspected motorcycle, if you are taking a motorcycle road test:
If you are taking a motorcycle road test in New York State, you must provide a properly operating and registered motorcycle that has an inspected sticker on the windshield. This vehicle must be able to meet all of the requirements for safe operation of a motorcycle. Additionally, prior to your road test, the license examiner will inspect your vehicle to make sure it is in proper working order and meets all safety standards.
10. A properly operating, registered and inspected motor vehicle and a driver with a valid driver license to transport the license examiner during your road test:
If you are taking a road test in New York State, you must provide a properly functioning motor vehicle, registered and inspected for use on public roads. Additionally, this vehicle must be accompanied by a driver with a valid New York State Driver License who is able to legally operate the vehicle. The license examiner will use this vehicle to transport themself during your road test. Failure to provide these items may result in the examiner refusing to proceed with your road test.