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Road Tests & Road Test Waivers

Road tests have resumed for all drivers that do not qualify for a waiver. However, temporary road test waivers are available to qualifying drivers 18 years old and older who need a regular Class C license, and to 16 and 17-year-old drivers who are seeking a Level 2 limited provis​ional license.​ Read More​. ​​

Please Note: Effective May 24, 2021, until Dec. 31, 2022, a person who is at least 16 years old but less than 18 years old may obtain a limited provisional license if the person has held a limited learner’s permit issued by the Division for at least six months. 


Teenagers between 15 and 17 years old must go through a process called graduated licensing before receiving full driving privileges in North Carolina.

Graduated licensing involves strict requirements for teen drivers to gain the on-the-road experience necessary to drive a vehicle with no supervision and minimal restrictions.

To be eligible, an individual must be at least 15 years old and have received a Driving Eligibility Certificate and a Driver’s Education Certificate from an approved driver education course.

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5/11/2022 10:46 AM

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