Teens Can Skip DMV Line And Take Test At Home

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The Tennessee Conservative [By Paula Gomes] –

Some Tennessee teenagers will now get to skip what generations before them were unable to – waiting in line at the DMV to take their written test for a learner’s permit. 

Teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17 now have the option of taking the test online under their parent’s or legal guardian’s supervision who will act as a proctor. 

Parents and legal guardians will use the Tennessee Proctor Identification (PID) App in order to proctor the test. They must comply with all testing rules and follow the instructions listed on the web test portal.

In order to use the app, a parent or legal guardian must verify themselves against their Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security (TDOSHS) record by registering their personal identification information. 

The app is available for both Apple and Android phones. 


Once the test is passed, the person that serves as the proctor is required to accompany the minor to the driver services center to be issued the learner permit.

To take the test at home, a computer, tablet, or laptop is required and a parent/legal guardian can only register and administer up to five applicants in total.

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During the test, the proctor must complete a mid-test authentication which involves scanning a QR code via the PID App. Not doing this results in an automatic failure of the test. However this step isn’t necessary if the applicant completes the test within 30 minutes. Any navigation away from the test window while taking the test also means an automatic failure.

Teens get 60 minutes total time for the Class D (Operator) Test for which there are 30 questions.

The total time for the Class M (Motorcycle) Test is also 60 minutes and 30 questions and can only be taken after successfully completing the Class D (Operator) Test.

Applicants taking the online knowledge test must answer at least 80% of the questions correctly to pass. Teens that fail to pass must wait twenty-four hours before they can try again. The online test can only be attempted twice, after which any further attempts must be taken in person at a drivers service center.

The Class D test is available in English and Spanish. 

About the Author: Paula Gomes is a Tennessee resident and reporter for The Tennessee Conservative. You can reach Paula at paula@tennesseeconservativenews.com.

3 thoughts on “Teens Can Skip DMV Line And Take Test At Home

  • May 20, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    So kids now can take their test home and not be supervised. What possibly could go wrong with that???
    No ID, No way to see they don’t cheat, Why bother. Just give them a drivers license and be done with it.

  • May 20, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I agree with John. There’s no possible way a parent would help their golden child cheat. What’s more, if the test is in Spanish why do we need road signs. Not sure I’ve seen a sign in Tennessee that says ALTO!

  • May 20, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Wonder who came up with this ignorant plan?? I guess they will go by the honor system like at the office coffee pot!!


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