MVD to allow permit testing online

MVD to allow permit testing online
Teens can now take their written permit test online thanks to the MVD's Permit Test @ Home program.

ARIZONA (Tucson News Now) - Teenagers have a lot to deal with nowadays but if finding time to take a drivers' test is one of them, they can rest easy.

The Arizona Department of Transportation and Motor Vehicles Division is ushering out the new Permit Test @ Home option, which will allow teens to take the written portion of the drivers' permit test online before they go out on the road.

"Online testing is commonplace for things such as college courses and professional certifications, so having the Permit Test @ Home is a modern and convenient way for the MVD to serve our customers," said Jennifer Bowser-Richards, the MVD Stakeholder Relations Manager.

While the practice tests have been available online for years, the new testing option is expected to be a more convenient, comfortable, and less stressful option for both parent and teen.

Despite the convenience, the online testing method will likely raise concern about the ability of test takers to reference any notes and answers during the test.

The Permit Test @ Home will still require a $7 application fee and allow three testing attempts within 12 months, similar to the in-person test.

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