Road Tests

State Certified Road Tests

Ready for your test? We can get you an appointment with a state certified road tester right away! The road test takes only 10-15 minutes and can be administered in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Must have a valid Utah Learner Permit, Temporary Utah License, Special Driving Permit for the state of Utah, or a combination of a valid Utah permit and a valid license from another state or a local national license from a country approved by the Driver License Division. A combination of a permit and an international license is not acceptable.

Note to RDI Students

Although we cannot give a road test to anyone who received any training from RDI instructors, we can direct you to a third party tester after completion of all RDI lessons. The Driver License Division website also lists certified testers. You must have a valid Utah Learner Permit or other approved documents to be tested.

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General Road Test Information

How to Schedule an Appointment

Scheduling same day appointments may be available for those who want to take the test immediately. However, if you took a road test today and failed, you cannot test again until the next day at the earliest. We also offer road tests after hours, on Saturdays, and on holidays. Call or text for more details. *Prices may vary by location or holiday, evening, and weekend hours.

To schedule your road test appointment, call or text a receptionist at Salt Lake 801.810.9196 or West Valley 801.613.1039 Monday-Friday 10 AM to 6 PM. Appointments must be prepaid.

Click HERE to find the nearest testing center.

How to Prepare for the Test

Use your Utah Learner Permit to practice your driving skills (if necessary) before taking the test. We use automatic vehicles that are small and easy to park. All of our vehicles have been approved by the Department of Public Safety and have a dual brake system. We test you only in residential areas, school zones, and commercial areas. We do not take you on the freeway.

What’s On The Test

  • Right and left turns
  • Right and left lane changes
  • Moving in Reverse
  • 3 Point Turn
  • U-Turn
  • Simulated uphill and downhill parking
  • Parallel parking
  • Obeying general traffic rules: speed limits, traffic lights, stop signs, road markings, etc.

Automatic Test Failure

  • Inability to make a legal U-turn
  • Improper lookout (pulling out in front of a car without seeing it)
  • Hitting or driving up onto the curb in any maneuver (especially backing up or parallel parking)
  • Bad habits (forgetting to check your blind spot, use turn signal, or not obeying stop signs correctly)
  • Any other dangerous action that puts you or the public at risk


Professional Driving Schools is licensed and certified by the State of Utah (which certification must be renewed each year) to administer official State Road Tests.

We believe in fairness and justice. Our examiners have been trained by Department of Public Safety (DPS) to ensure accurate testing procedures with complete HONESTY. We work very closely with the Utah Driver License Division (DLD), and every road test is administered with the same standards as a state agency. You must be mentally prepared to pass or fail.

You agree by participating in this testing program that you will allow state government to administer any additional testing at any future date in order to verify your driving skills (and to make sure that Revolution Driving Instruction has administered a driving skills test as required by state law). You understand that you are responsible for any additional fees. You understand that failure to comply and pass any future (additional) testing requirements at (by) the Driver License Division in Utah will result in cancellation of your driver license. U.C.A. 53-3-204

We (as approved driving examiners) certify under penalty that we will give you a driving skills test as recorded on the road test forms, and that you have completed the test in compliance with the state minimum skills testing standard.

Road Test Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring my permit and/or license from my country to the test?

Yes! RDI must check your driving record to make sure your permit is valid before administering the test. In addition, the information on your permit and/or your license from your country is required on the test form your examiner must fill out.

Remember, make sure to take your permit with you when you leave—do not leave it with the receptionist or the tester!

Can I be tested on the day my permit expires?

As long as your permit is valid, you can be tested. However, RDI recommends not waiting until the day your permit expires. Why? If by chance you do not pass, you will have to renew your permit before you can take the test again—either with RDI or any other tester (state law prohibits anyone from taking more than one road test in a 24-hour period).

I passed! What do I do next? My tester gave me an envelope—should I open it?

Congratulations! The tester will give you your test results in a sealed envelope. Do not open the envelope! Take it with you to the Driver License Division to get your license, and they will open it there. The DLD will not accept an unsealed envelope with test results.

Keep in mind that RDI is required to send the DLD a report of your test before you can get your license, which may take up to one business day.

Please note that if you do not meet DLD criteria for receiving your license (age restrictions, driver’s ed requirements, etc.), you may not be eligible to receive your license immediately after passing the test. However, your test scores are valid for 12 months from the date of the test, so once you meet the eligibility requirements, you won’t need to test again during that period. For more information about DLD eligibility requirements, please contact the DLD or visit

If I fail, can I take the test again the same day?

State law prohibits anyone from taking more than one road test in a 24-hour period. If you do not pass, you must wait at least one day before taking the test again, whether with RDI or any other tester.

Can I test with RDI if I took driver’s education here?

Unfortunately state law prohibits us from testing anyone we have trained. You must take your road test at either the Driver License Division or with another certified private tester.

My license application is under review with the DLD. Is it okay for me to take a road test with RDI?

If this is your situation, please contact the DLD about your options. Usually they will not accept any scores from third party testers.

Should you decide to request a test anyway and the DLD refuses the test results, RDI is not responsible for any damages nor will RDI issue a refund for any services rendered.

What should I do with my cell phone during the test?

To avoid any distractions to you or the tester, please turn your phone off, silence it, or put in on a vibrate setting before the test begins.

I don’t know how to do one of the maneuvers on the test! Can my tester help me?

Once the test begins, instructors cannot answer any questions about how to complete maneuvers or road rules. Testers won’t ask you to do anything illegal, but neither can they give you step by step instructions for a maneuver, so it’s your responsibility to know how and when a maneuver is appropriate, safe, and legal. After all, that’s what the test was designed to measure!

If the instructor is required to help you during the test because either you are unsure of what to do or are putting yourself, the tester, other drivers, or pedestrians at risk, then you will automatically fail. Please study the Utah Handbook carefully before taking your test and make sure to practice each maneuver until you feel comfortable before you schedule your test appointment.

What is on the test? Where can I learn how to complete each maneuver required for the test?

During the test you will be asked to do the following: parallel park, change lanes, a 3-point turn (see page 14 of the Utah Handbook), a U-turn on a multi-lane road, a right turn, a left turn, stop correctly at stop signs, park uphill or downhill (see page 18 of the handbook), and back up in a straight line.

Please consult the Utah Handbook for instructions or clarification if you have any questions about these maneuvers.

How long does the test take?

Each test is generally 10-15 minutes long—just long enough to show the tester you can safely complete each required maneuver.

Where will the test take place?

RDI conducts tests on residential roads near the school location, not in a parking lot or a driving range. Residential roads are generally safe, but remember to stay alert for pedestrians, pets, cars backing up, or distracted drivers! Failing to notice or respond to any safety hazards may result in automatic failure. RDI will not take you on the freeway during your test.

How much does a road test cost? Can I take the test more than once?

Tests between 8 AM and 4 PM Monday through Friday are $30.00 per test. Evening, weekend, and holiday tests are $40.00 per test. If you fail the test, you must make another appointment and pay the fee each time you take the test.

The Driver License Division prohibits anyone from being tested more than once in a 24-hour period, so you will have to wait at least one day before trying again or your score will be considered invalid by the DLD.

Can I get a discount on my road test?

State law prohibits RDI from giving discounts on road test fees.

If I’m under 18, do my parents have to be present when I take my test?

No, minors are not required to have parents/guardians present during testing.

Can my friend/interpreter/family member be in the car with me while I take my test?

Only the person being tested and the tester are allowed to be in the car. You will need to know enough English to understand basic commands unless the tester speaks your language.

Can my friend/interpreter/family member follow me in their car during the test?

Following the test vehicle during testing is prohibited. In addition, taking pictures of or recording the test or any portion thereof is prohibited.

I don’t like wearing shoes while driving. Do I have to wear shoes for my test?

For safety and sanitary purposes, RDI requires you to wear close-toed shoes (no sandals, please) during your road test.

Can I be tested in my car?

If you prefer to be tested in your car, you can let the tester know. However, the ultimate decision is up to the tester—secretaries, other RDI employees, or those being tested cannot make the decision for the tester.

RDI vehicles are equipped with a dual-brake system for safety purposes. Because some drivers tend to get nervous during testing, most often testers prefer to use an RDI vehicle for safety reasons.

My test was canceled! Why?

RDI tries to honor all appointments. However, occasionally your test appointment may need to be canceled. Circumstances for test cancellation may include: an invalid permit, car/vehicle failure, medical emergency, or failure to cooperate with RDI employees or the tester.

Please keep in mind that RDI has a responsibility to its employees and the public to ensure safe testing practices. If you are under the influence of an illegal or legal substance that impairs your judgment, the tester may choose to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

Where I’m from, people drive on the left side of the road. Can I drive on the left side of the road during the test?

In the United States and the state of Utah, driving on the left side of the road is prohibited. If you are accustomed to driving on the left side of the road, please make sure you have plenty of practice driving on the right side of the road before scheduling your test.

The tester says I failed, but I think I am a good driver and should have passed. Can I get the tester to reconsider?

RDI testers are impartial and try to be as fair as possible in their judgment of your driving skills according to the rubric provided by the Driver License Division. Please come to your test appointment mentally prepared to either pass or fail. Each driver usually has a 50/50 chance of passing the test. Taking a certified driver education course and studying the Utah Handbook usually increases your chances of passing.

RDI understands that taking a road test can be a nerve-wracking and emotional experience and is committed to give each person a fair and equal opportunity to pass the test regardless of race, gender, religious preference, or ethnicity. Your tester will do his or her best to remain calm and fair and asks that you do the same. Harassment of any kind towards RDI employees and testers will not be tolerated.

My tester added up my points after the test and I didn’t pass. Can’t the tester just fudge a little so I can get my license?

While RDI understands how important it is for you to get your driver license, our testers are prohibited by law to lie about your test results. The Driver License Division retains the right to retest on the spot anyone who has been tested by our examiners. If you fail the test with the Driver License Division but your results from RDI say you have passed, the DLD will not accept your test results–meaning you will be unable to get your license–and will audit or sanction RDI, creating problems for both parties.

Your tester will not lie about your results or change your score for any reason, so please do not ask.

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