Road Test Waiver Instructions
Road Test – Behind the Wheel – Permit Information
Use the information below to answer any questions you have about licensing, behind the wheel, and permit concerns.
UNDERSTAND THAT EVEN IF YOU APPLY FOR THE ROAD TEST WAIVER YOU STILL MAY BE SELECTED BY THE STATE TO TAKE THE ROAD TEST. THIS WILL BE DONE AT RANDOM SO BEING PREPARED TO TAKE THE TEST IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!!
- The road test will be waived for 16-17 year old drivers who successfully completed ALL PORTIONS of an approved Driver Education Program, including the Classroom and Behind-the-Wheel.
- YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO APPLY FOR A WAIVER ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF YOUR BEHIND THE WHEEL LESSONS.
- Beginning May 11, those under 18 years may be eligible to have their road test waived if their parent or guardian agrees and they have met all appropriate conditions (THE CONDITIONS ARE 30 HOURS OF CLASSROOM, BEHIND THE WHEEL, AND HAVE HELD YOUR PERMIT FOR 6 MONTHS)
- DMV road tests resume on May 26 by appointment only which should be scheduled online
Who qualifies for the Waiver?
Any person 16 or 17 years of age who:
- Successfully completed an approved Driver Training Education Course
- Held instruction permit for a minimum of 6 months
- Successfully completed Behind-the-Wheel
- Have parent or guardian sign the waiver to receive the road test waiver
Who does not qualify for the Waiver?
- Any person 18 years of age or older
- Any person who has not successfully completed an approved Driver Training Education Course
- Any person who has not completed Behind-the-Wheel
- Any person who has previously failed a road test
- Any person whose sponsor does not agree to having the road test waived
How to apply for the Waiver
- 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
- Students who meet the requirements should apply online through the road test waiver page wisconsindmv.gov/testwaiver
- Normal fees apply
- Sponsor (parent or guardian) will acknowledge full responsibility and sign waiver
- 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
- Parent or guardian agrees to accept responsibility and vouch for the safe driving abilities of the new student
- Parent or guardian will sign electronic agreement
- 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.