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.

Schedule a road test

Skills Tests Offered Monday through Friday

Beaufort
Bishopville
Blythewood
Camden
Charleston – Leeds Avenue
Chester
Conway
Dillon
Florence
Gaffney
Georgetown
Greer
Irmo
Kingstree
Lake City
Marion
Orangeburg
Pickens
Ridgeland
Seneca
Spartanburg - Southport Road
St. George
Walterboro
 
Skills Tests Offered Select Days
 
Monday
Bennettsville
North Augusta
 
Tuesday
Greenville - Saluda Dam Road
Ladson
 
Wednesday
Columbia - Shop Road
Myrtle Beach - Market Common
McCormick
 
Thursday
Rock Hill
Greenwood
 
Friday
Sumter 

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Walk-in Tests

The SCDMV will not conduct walk-in road tests at this time.