A Virginia DMV driving test appointment can be made in order to expedite your application and avoid potentially long lines at the DMV. In some cases, you may be required to make a drivers license appointment before you can complete a driving test, such as in the case of a commercial drivers license exam or a three-wheeled motorcycle (M3) endorsement. Therefore, it is important to learn more about scheduling requirements and what you will need to bring to your appointment.

The DMV appointment system can be utilized by contacting your local Virginia DMV either by phone or in person. A DMV online appointment is not available at this time within the state. Once an appointment has been set, you can review your appointment details by contacting the DMV. Should you choose to cancel or reschedule, it is important to do so as soon as possible to avoid an additional fee.

Driving Test Appointments in Virginia

You can make an appointment at a DMV in Virginia in order to reduce the amount of time that you would be expected to wait for a driving exam. This can be especially useful when visiting the DMV on a day or time that is generally busier. A drivers license appointment can only be made up to a few weeks in advance, so it is important to have an idea of when you may be available to complete a driving exam.

You can check DMV appointment options by contacting your local DMV over the phone or by visiting the DMV in person. In some cases, you may even be required to create an appointment before a driving test can take place. While walk-ins are accepted for standard drivers licenses and two-wheel motorcycle endorsements, commercial drivers license and three-wheel motorcycle endorsement applicants will be required to make an appointment prior to taking the exam. This scheduling requirement is extended to commercial drivers who wish to take a driving exam to add an additional endorsement onto a current license.

Other Services Covered by the Virginia DMV Appointment System

While a Virginia DMV driving test appointment can be scheduled for any type of road skill exam, the Virginia DMV does not currently provide appointments for any other type of drivers license service. This includes written exams for a learners permit, motorcycle endorsement or commercial learners permit, as these exams must be completed on a walk-in basis.

How to Schedule a DMV Appointment in Virginia

If you need to schedule a DMV driving test appointment in Virginia, you may do so by contacting the location that you wish to schedule with directly either by phone or in person as well as by contacting the general customer contact center.

When you make an appointment at a DMV, it is important to know that some services will only be offered at select DMVs. Standard license testing is available at any DMV. Two-wheel motorcycle road skill exams are available at every DMV, with the exception of:

  • Arlington and Arlington Metra at Virginia Square.
  • Bedford.
  • Danville.
  • Fairfax Westfields.
  • Fair Oaks Mall.
  • Front Royal.
  • Gloucester.
  • Lebanon.
  • Lorton.
  • Norfolk Military Circle and Norfolk Widgeon Road.
  • Norton.
  • Onancock.
  • Pentagon.
  • Richmond Central.
  • Smithfield.
  • Staunton.
  • Sterling.
  • Suffolk.
  • Tysons Corner.
  • Vasant.
  • Warrenton.
  • Virginia Beach Hilltop.
  • Williamsburg.
  • Winchester.
  • Woodstock.

Three-wheel motorcycle testing can only be scheduled in the Bristol, Fairfax, Portsmouth, Richmond, Roanoke and Staunton Districts.

The DMV appointment system allows for CDL testing to be scheduled at most DMVs. However, appointments may be limited and some locations may not currently offer CDL road exams. You can contact the DMV customer service center for details on CDL road exam locations or check with your local DMV for availability.

While there is no way to view DMV appointments online, you can request your scheduled appointment date and time by contacting the Virginia DMV by phone or by visiting the office in person. Furthermore, a DMV appointment number is not provided when you schedule an appointment so you may need to provide the DMV representative with your name, date of birth and permit number.

What to Bring to Your Virginia DMV Appointment

When you go to your Virginia DMV driving test appointment, it is important that you bring the appropriate documentation and equipment that you will need to be able to complete the test. When completing any type of road skill exam, you will be required to wear appropriate footwear. You must be wearing a type of footwear that does not have an open heal. Additionally, high heels and bare feet are forbidden from the driving exam.

To complete your drivers license appointment, you must be able to provide your learners permit or commercial learners permit, proof of liability insurance and proof of vehicle registration. You must also provide the vehicle, motorcycle or commercial vehicle that you will be testing in.

If you schedule a DMV appointment for a motorcycle road skill exam, then you must have an approved helmet with a face shield or an approved helmet along with safety glasses or goggles. You must also wear appropriate, protective clothing. This includes long pants, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, riding gloves and boots or shoes that cover your ankle.

How to Cancel or Reschedule a DMV Appointment in Virginia

You will need to reschedule or cancel an appointment at the DMV in Virginia if you are unable to make the set date and time. It is strongly recommended that you do so in advance as you can, especially if you are scheduled to take a commercial driver exam. If you are scheduled for a commercial driving test and you fail to provide appropriate notice to a cancellation or reschedule, then you will be fined. That fine must be paid within 30 days or you will be unable to lose the ability to process any DMV-related transaction and an additional fee will be tacked on to the charge.

To reschedule or cancel an appointment, you must either contact the DMV that you are scheduled with directly or the DMV customer service center. Should you choose to contact the DMV that you are scheduled to take a test with in person, you may do so either over the phone or by visiting the DMV in person.

Last updated on Tuesday, September 25 2018.

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