WYDOT resumes non-commercial driver license road tests

May 12, 2020

Drivers who need to take a non-commercial driver license road test will be able to take their exam starting this week.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s (WYDOT) Driver Services Office will start conducting non-commercial road tests by appointment only this week at certain offices for those who need to take the test. Those offices are Casper, Cheyenne, Cody, Gillette, Jackson, Laramie, Rock Springs and Sheridan.  

Per Gov. Mark Gordon’s executive order in March, officials suspended non-commercial driver license tests due to the coronavirus pandemic. WYDOT will start testing again but will have several health protocols in place to keep customers and employees safe.

“We’re pleased we can start offering non-commercial driver license tests to the people of Wyoming,” WYDOT Director K. Luke Reiner said. “We worked on a plan with the Governor’s Office and the state Health Department that will help keep everyone safe. We are committed to providing the best possible service to the people of Wyoming and this plan enables us to do just that.”

The WYDOT offices that will offer testing already have the necessary equipment to conduct the tests. Not only will WYDOT employees ask a series of health questions to screen applicants for any COVID-19 symptoms and exposure, but they will also perform no-touch temperature checks on people. WYDOT will add additional locations as equipment arrives. 

“These protocols have been put in place and approved by state officials to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy,” said Misty Dobson, WYDOT Driver Services program manager. “We want to ensure everyone feels comfortable coming in to take their test and we want to do our part to help prevent the spread of the virus.”

Additional safety measures will be taken in each office as well as in the vehicle to ensure continued safety of both the public and WYDOT employees.

Residents who need to take the non-commercial driver license road test can contact their local WYDOT Driver Services offices to schedule an appointment. A list of offices and phone numbers can be found on the Driver Services web page.

To make an appointment, motorists need to:

  • Contact their local Driver Services office.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early.
  • Go into the office to check in and confirm their mobile phone number.
  • Wait outside or in their vehicle until an examiner contacts them on their cell phone.

WYDOT also will continue with social distancing guidelines and only permit a certain number of people inside a Driver Services Office at one time. That means WYDOT employees will call or text those who are waiting outside, including the road test takers.

For a list of the maximum number of people allowed in each of the Driver Services offices at one time, people can visit the Driver Services web page.

For additional information about this news release, contact:

  • Aimee Inama, senior Public Affairs specialist, at (307) 777-4013
  • Doug McGee, WYDOT Public Affairs Officer, at (307) 777-4010