Driver Licensing

Appointment Scheduler

Online appointment scheduling lets you schedule an appointment to renew your driver license at the Aberdeen, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Watertown driver exam stations, schedule a drive test (see list of specific locations below), or schedule an appointment to upgrade your Instruction Permit in Aberdeen, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, or Watertown (if you have passed Driver Education) from the convenience of your computer -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  Please note that to schedule a drive test online, you must have a valid Non-Commercial Class 1 and/or Class 3 Driver License or Instruction Permit.  Appointments must be scheduled at least two days in advance.


Appointment Scheduling

Schedule a Driver License Renewal Appointment at the Aberdeen, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Watertown exam stations:

  • You may schedule an appointment to renew your driver license at the Aberdeen, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Watertown driver exam stations online or by calling 1.800.952.3696 Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Central Time.
  • Renewal appointment times at the Sioux Falls location have been extended temporarily to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday each week in an effort to help alleviate inordinate wait times at the Sioux Falls exam station that occur during the busy summer months.
  • Click here to schedule a renewal appointment at the Aberdeen, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, or Watertown exam station.

Schedule a Drive Test Appointment:

  • You must schedule a drive test appointment in Aberdeen, Brookings, Elk Point, Huron, Madison, Mitchell, North Sioux City, Parker, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Watertown, and Yankton.  All other exam stations operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Appointment times can only be scheduled on a date when the exam station is open.  Click here to check various exam station schedules.
  • Click here to schedule a drive test appointment online.
  • To schedule a drive test appointment for these locations by telephone, please call our Customer Service Center at 1.800.952.3696 Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Central Time.

Schedule an Appointment after Passing Driver Education:

  • If you have recently passed Driver Education and wish to be issued an Instruction Permit or upgrade to a Restricted Permit or Driver License in Sioux Falls, you must schedule an appointment to do this.
  • If you have recently passed Driver Education and wish to be issued an Instruction Permit or upgrade to a Restricted Permit or Driver License in Aberdeen, Rapid City or Watertown, you may schedule an appointment to do this.
  • Appointment times can only be scheduled on a date when the exam station is open. Click here to check various exam station schedules.
  • To schedule an appointment for these locations by telephone, please call our Customer Service Center at 1.800.952.3696 Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Central Time.
  • Click here to schedule a Driver Education appointment online. 

Important Information:

  • Please arrive fifteen minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.  If you are more than five minutes late, you will be asked to reschedule for a later date and time.

  • For a motorcycle drive test, please wear appropriate clothing, shoes, and helmet.  The pavement must be dry to conduct a motorcycle drive test.

  • The Drive Test Examiner may cancel a road test when the weather conditions are considered unsafe at a particular road test site.

  • Please bring your federally compliant driver license/permit along with two proofs of your residential address (and your Driver’s Education Certificate, if applicable).

  • Applicants under the age of 18 will need parental consent.

  • If you have lost your federally compliant driver license or do not have a federally compliant driver license or ID card, please read about the documents needed to obtain a driver license.

If you need assistance or would like to cancel your appointment, please call the Customer Service Center at 1.800.952.3696 Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Central Time.