Take your permit test online
IMPORTANT: Only use this page if you received an email invitation from the DMV. If you want to take your test online, you must complete this process within the next 7 days. If you do not complete the online application and test, you may still take the permit test in the DMV office at the time of your scheduled appointment.
Begin your permit application and take your test
Step 1: Log in to or create a NY.gov ID account (if you do not have an NY.gov ID, you will be able to create one)
Step 2: Tell us who you are
Step 3: Confirm the type of permit you want (car or motorcycle)
Step 4: Identify the supporting documents you have and the forms you’ll need to get a permit
Step 5: Upload your documents – you must provide scanned or photo images of your identity documents
Step 6: Review and confirm your application
Step 7: Take your permit test
Please note: We will email you the permit test link and you must begin the test within 15 minutes of receiving the link. You cannot take the test on your mobile phone. You must take it on a tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
After you pass your permit test
You will make a new reservation to visit the office to show the documents you uploaded, have your photo taken and be issued a permit.
If you have issues using the online permit test process, please contact us at 518-402-2567.