Our frequently asked questions (FAQ) section provides information and resources on various topics. To find answers to your questions, use the search feature below or browse the Featured Questions and Top 20 FAQs. If the answer to a FAQ doesn't resolve your question, you can email our office for assistance by clicking "I need more information about this subject" at the bottom of the answer.
Driving tests are given during inclement weather. However, the examiner can suspend a driving test if the weather conditions are too severe. If you are not comfortable taking the driving test during inclement weather, you will be allowed to decide to take the driving test and/or reschedule your appointment. If you wait until the last minute to reschedule, you may be subject to a $26.25 retake fee. (It is not the responsibility of the examiner to provide umbrellas or rain gear to customers who will have driving tests administered during inclement weather.)
Our office administers Class E driving skills road tests by appointment only and for Manatee County residents only. Please be prepared to provide proof in your name by bringing a rental lease, utility bill, property tax bill, or U.S. mail addressed to you that indicates that you reside in Manatee County. If you live with someone else in Manatee County and do not have proof in your name, complete a Certification of Address form and provide the same proof as described above in the name of the person you are living with. Use our online appointment system to schedule your appointment.
If you are interested in taking the Class E driving skills road test, you must:
If under 18, ask your parent or guardian to complete a road test consent form and bring it with you to your appointment (if they won’t be accompanying you to our office).
If using a rental vehicle to take the road test, complete a rental vehicle affidavit. (If you’re not on the rental agreement, you must have the form completed by the person who is named in the rental agreement.)
Private companies can administer the driving skills road test on weekends, after hours, or during regular business hours in locations throughout Manatee County. Upon successful completion of the test, the company uploads your results to the State of Florida, allowing us to use the test results on file. This expedites the issuance of your license when you visit our office. Email Ault's Driver Education Center, call Ault's Driver Education Center at (941) 355-4202, or call All Florida Safety Institute at (866) 838-0055. You can also choose another provider from the state's list of private providers.