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Driving Skills Exams Resume at Indiana BMV Branches

Driving Skills Exams are now set to resume at Indiana BMV branches, though appointments are required and COVID-19 safety rules will be in place.

Posted: Jul 15, 2020 9:17 AM
Updated: Jul 16, 2020 8:10 AM

On Wednesday, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) announced it will begin taking appointments for driving skills exams on July 16 in select communities.

Appointments are required for driving skills exams and must be scheduled a minimum of 48 hours and a maximum of 3 weeks in advance. 

In June, the BMV began rescheduling exams for anyone who had an appointment canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once all customers with a previously canceled appointment have had the opportunity to reschedule, the BMV will open appointments across the state corresponding to branch timeslot availability.

The first appointments will be available as early as July 16 with all branches offering appointments by July 24.

“The BMV typically has driving skills exams scheduled three weeks in advance. As a result, more than 4,000 Hoosiers had an exam canceled and were therefore given priority to get their exam completed before the schedule is opened to the public,” BMV Commissioner Peter Lacy said. “The number of canceled exams varied by branch, which is why we will open appointments in phases.”

Customers and drive examiners must follow specific health and safety requirements during the driving skills exam. Some of these requirements include answering health screening questions, having at least two windows in the car opened slightly, and wearing a mask. Hoosiers who are unable to comply with the requirements will be required to reschedule their exam.

BMV branches will continue to adhere to CDC guidelines which means a limited number of people are permitted in a branch at one time. Individuals who have an appointment must check-in with a branch associate at the branch entrance and should not wait in line. 

Appointment information and expectations can be viewed on the BMV website.

Face coverings will be required for customers wherever local mandates are in place.

More detailed requirements and a short informational video are available on the BMV website, linked above.

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