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 except for Myrtle Beach – Commons.

Schedule a road test
You may make an appointment at the Allendale branch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All other SCDMV branches offer appointments Monday through Friday from 2:00-4:30 p.m.  To make an appointment, follow the instructions below or call the office and leave a voicemail with your name and phone number. An SCDMV employee will return your call within one business day.

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Walk-in Tests

The SCDMV will accept walk-in road test applicants from 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

The SCDMV will not accept walk-in road test applicants from 2:00-4:30 p.m., unless the office has a cancellation. If you arrive late (10 minutes or more) for your appointment, you may lose your time to a walk-in.