Arizona teenagers looking to get their driver's permit can take the written test online starting March 5.
The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division is introducing the 'Permit Test @ Home' to streamline the process.
All permit holders must drive with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old in the front seat. And potential drivers will still have to pass a road skills test before receiving a driver's license.
“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 MVD to serve our customers,” said MVD Stakeholder Relations Manager Jennifer Bowser-Richards.
“Learning to drive is a rite of passage for many teens and the Permit Test @ Home makes the process a bit easier,” she added. “Rather than requiring teens and their parents to come to an MVD office to pick up the manual and then return for the knowledge test, MVD is making everything available digitally.”
This digital platform expands on the former online practice tests. Parents or guardians will register their teen by creating a MVD Now account through ServiceArizona.com and proctor the exam.
Teens must be at least 15 years and 6 months old to get an instruction permit. For teens under the age of 18, the application for an instruction permit or driver's license must be signed by a parent or guardian who is responsible for damage caused by negligence and or the willful misconduct of the child.
The Permit Test @ Home application fee is $7, the same fee for office visits.
Teens will have three attempts to pass the test within 12 months.