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Third Party Tester Information

The SCDMV contracts with companies and governmental subdivisions to administer SCDMV road tests. Third Party Testers must be approved by the SCDMV before testing drivers.

If you’re interested in becoming a trainer or tester and would like to enroll in any of these programs, you must meet the qualifications outlined in the specific Third Party Tester Safety Officer Manual and be trained.

Safety Officer Manuals

Non-Commercial Third Party Tester Approval Process

 If you’re interested in becoming a non-commercial (Class D, M, E, or F) Third Party Tester, complete all of the following documents:

Mail the completed documents to:

SCDMV
Office of Inspector General
PO Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016-0015

Commercial Third Party Tester Approval Process

 If you’re interested in becoming a commercial (Class A, B, or C) Third Party Tester, complete all of the following documents:

Mail the completed documents to:

SCDMV
Office of Inspector General
PO Box 1498
Blythewood, SC 29016-0015

Please call the Office of Inspector General at 803-896-9606 if you have any questions.

CDL Examiner Training Schedule

If you are a third-party tester, you may be contacted to complete your initial or refresher examiner training with the agency’s Examiner Training Unit. Below is a list of upcoming CDL third party training courses.

All Third Party CDL Courses are held at SCDMV Headquarters in Blythewood. Classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. on the first day, with subsequent classes beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Course Dates:

  • October 3-7, 2022 - Third-Party CDL Original
  • October 26-28, 2022 - Third-Party CDL Refresher
  • October 31 - November 4, 2022 - Third-Party CDL Original
  • December 5-9, 2022 - Third-Party CDL Original

For more information on training, please email examinertrainingunit@scdmv.net.

The agency’s goal is to offer training courses based on the order in which the agency received the application to become a third-party tester.

Finding a Third Party Test Site

If you a customer looking to take a Class D test outside of a SCDMV location, you can search the Class D Third Party Tester List to find SCDMV authorized testing sites.