DMV COVID-19 UPDATES

Additional Information

NEWEST UPDATES - 5/6/2020

We have recently been notified that drivers education courses are classified as  "Essential Businesses and Operations".


What is changing: 

  • We will be resuming behind-the-wheel instruction while adhering to procedures in line with the Safer at Home order. Text Dave to set up driving times and for more information on COVID-19 related protocols. Keep in mind, given recent circumstances we are working to prioritize appointments based on student's test eligibility. 


What is staying the same:

  • We will continue to deliver instruction only via Zoom virtual classroom.We hope to move back to in-person instruction in the coming months. 


Thank you for your patience as we navigate these changes and work to resume operations while keeping health and safety at the forefront. 



Below are excerpts from recent communications from the DMV we thought might be helpful:

·  The first pilot program is a road test waiver for 16-17 year old drivers who successfully completed an approved Driver Education Program, including Behind-the-Wheel. Beginning May 11, those under 18 years may be eligible to have their road test waived if their parent or guardian agrees.  

·  The second pilot program allows eligible drivers to renew their driver license online and receive their new card in the mail. Please visit wisconsindmv.gov/renewDL for more information 

Other adjustments to Class-D driver training and testing include: 

·  DMV road tests resume on May 26 by appointment only which should be scheduled online 

·  On May 7 at 5 p.m., DMV will reopen the ability to schedule road tests to those who had a road test previously scheduled and then cancelled. This should be done online 

o  DMV will send an email/text to those affected on May 7 with instructions 

·   Beginning May 8, DMV will reopen the ability for anyone who doesn’t qualify for the road test waiver or whose parents or guardians prefer a road test to schedule it online 

o  Road tests will be modified to adhere to current safety practices and provide a safe environment for the novice driver and examiner 

·  DMV will resume issuing Instruction Permits and conducting Knowledge Tests beginning May 11. This does not require an appointment 

·  DMV Service Hours are extended week of May 11 and May 18, Monday through Friday 7am-5pm 

Additional Road Test Waiver Information 

·  Who qualifies? Any person 16 or 17 years of age who: 

o  Successfully completed an approved Driver Training Education Course 

o  Held instruction permit for a minimum of 6 months 

o  Successfully completed Behind-the-Wheel 

o  Have parent or guardian sign the waiver to receive the road test waiver  

·  Who does not qualify? 

o  Any person 18 years of age or older  

o  Any person who has not successfully completed an approved Driver Training Education Course 

o  Any person who has not completed Behind-the-Wheel 

o  Any person who has previously failed a road test 

o  Any person whose sponsor does not agree to having the road test waived 

·  How to apply 

o  Driver Training Schools will submit student records as normal. DMV records will show completion status of the Driver Training Education course and Behind-the-Wheel 

o  Students who meet the requirements should apply online through the road test waiver page wisconsindmv.gov/testwaiver 

o  Normal fees apply 

o  Sponsor (parent or guardian) will acknowledge full responsibility and sign waiver 

o  DMV will convert license status from Instruction Permit to Probationary License 

§  PDF copy of new probationary license card is emailed for immediate use 

§  The driver should receive the physical Probationary License card via mail in 7-10 days 

§  Driver should print pdf if possible, or present email to Law Enforcement if necessary until physical card arrives 

·  About the waiver 

o  Parent or guardian agrees to accept responsibility and vouch for the safe driving abilities of the new student  

o  Parent or guardian will sign electronic agreement  

o  The parent’s or guardian’s driver license or ID card number will be entered into the online system and they will receive verification that our records indicate they approved the road test waiver   


As always, email us if you have any questions at oregonareadrivingschool@gmail.com.

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