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Driver Examination

The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Driver Examination section of the Driver and Vehicle Safety Division provides an effective program of driver testing to ensure Missouri licensed drivers have a level of competency consistent with safe driving habits and practices, as well as demonstrated skills and knowledge of Missouri laws relating to traffic safety.

Driver Examination administers the written and driving examinations to individuals qualifying for a Missouri Instruction Permit; Class F Operator License; Class E Chauffeur License; motorcycle license; and Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL).

Driver Examination is responsible for all employees who administer the tests, making sure the tests are administered fairly and professionally, and procures the examination stations for testing throughout the state of Missouri.

Examination stations are provided in each county of the state and CDL sites are located within each troop of the Highway Patrol.

While appointments are not necessary for the driving skills portion of a non-CDL license, they are necessary to take a Commercial Driver License (CDL) driving skills test.

Before arriving at an examination station, an individual should determine the necessary documentation required to test as well as the hours of operation for the testing location(s). Written and driving skills tests are given based upon personnel availability and volume of test applicants.

Please click on the following link for examination stations and their hours of operation:

Please click the link below to obtain phone numbers of our CDL testing locations:

Please use the following links to view the Missouri Department of Revenue's Driver Guide, CDL Manual and Motorcycle Manual. We have also included the link for information on documents as required by Missouri law to obtain a Missouri license.

Information for Teen Drivers/Parents:


Contact Info

  • Assistant Director
  • Chief Examiner
    Dennis Richardson
  • Phone:(573) 751-2341

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