A regular license is a Class D beginner's permit or driver's license. You may hear a road test referred to as a skills test.

Driver's License Road Test

You may take a regular (Class D) driver's license road test in the rain as long as you can see using an intermittent or low windshield wiper speed. If you are applying for a regular license, you may take the road test at any SCDMV branch.  Beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the SCDMV will resume offering skills tests for non-commercial vehicle drivers who want to obtain standard (Class D) driver’s licenses. Skills tests will be offered by appointment only, Monday through Friday, at 23 SCDMV Branch Office locations across the state as well as one day per week at an additional 10 SCDMV locations. A list of locations offering Class D skills tests is below. The SCDMV suspended Class D skills tests in mid-March in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements. Upon resuming skills testing, agency examiners will temporarily evaluate applicants using a modified version of the skills test that evaluates critical driver competencies while adhering to social distancing recommendations. The modified skills test leverages national driver’s license standards from the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators and will be used until the SCDMV deems it appropriate to return to standard skills testing. Applicants who successfully complete the modified skills test and meet all other licensing requirements are eligible for South Carolina Class D licenses. Customers who do not have an appointment to take a skills test will be turned away. 

Schedule a road test 
Starting May 26, 2020 In addition to Class D skills testing, the SCDMV continues to offer motorcycle and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) skills testing by appointment at select SCDMV locations. However, skills tests for recreational vehicle (RV) licenses or licenses for RVs with cars towed behind them (Class E and F licenses) remain suspended.
              
  Class D Skills Test Offered
Monday through Friday
 
Beaufort
Bishopville
Blythewood
Camden
Charleston – Leeds Avenue
Chester
Conway
Dillon
Florence
Gaffney
Georgetown
Greer
Irmo
Kingstree
Lake City
Marion
Orangeburg
Pickens
Ridgeland
Seneca
Spartanburg - Southport Road
St. George
Walterboro
 
     Class D Skills Test Offered
Select Days

 
Monday
Bennettsville
North Augusta
 
Tuesday
Greenville - Saluda Dam Road
Ladson
 
Wednesday
Columbia - Shop Road
Myrtle Beach - Market Common
McCormick
 
Thursday
Rock Hill
Greenwood
 
Friday
Sumter 

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Walk-in Tests

The SCDMV will not conduct walk-in road tests at this time.