A regular license is a Class D beginner's permit or driver's license. You may hear a road test referred to as a skills test.
There are changes to driver's license testing due to COVID-19.
Driver's License Road Test
You may take a regular (Class D) driver's license road test in the rain as long as you can see using an intermittent or low windshield wiper speed. If you are applying for a regular license, you may take the road test at any SCDMV branch.
Beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the SCDMV will offer a modified skills tests for non-commercial vehicle drivers who want to obtain standard (Class D) driver’s licenses due to COVID-19. Skills tests will be offered by appointment only, Monday through Friday, at 23 branches across the state as well as one day per week at an additional 10 locations. A list of locations offering Class D skills tests is below. Customers who do not have an appointment to take a skills test will be turned away.
Skills Tests Offered Monday through Friday
Charleston – Leeds Avenue
Spartanburg - Southport Road
Skills Tests Offered Select Days
Greenville - Saluda Dam Road
Columbia - Shop Road
Myrtle Beach - Market Common
The SCDMV will not conduct walk-in road tests at this time.