UPDATED - 9/6/2020
If you have been exposed or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please review the Dane County guidelines in the following link:
What is changing:
What is staying the same:
Below are excerpts from recent DMV communications 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, 2020, 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:
· If parents deem a road test is preferred for the student, the DMV road tests are scheduled online by appointment only which and scheduled online.
DMV appointments are available for anyone who doesn’t qualify for the road test waiver or whose parent's or guardian's prefer a road test to schedule a test 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 is issuing Instruction Permits and conducting Knowledge Tests -- This does not require an appointment
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 training
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 to the DMV 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 DMV 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.