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PA 3rd Party Driver License Road Test

We are a PennDOT certified testing center for the Class C Non-Commercial Skills Test.

If you have your PA learner's permit, you don't have to wait weeks for your test. You can take your road skills test at our driving school with as little as a 48-hour wait! The best thing is, there will be no need to wake up at 6 AM to schedule the exam. Just call during normal business hours to book your test.

  • All of our examiners are PennDOT Certified.
  • All of our test routes are PennDOT approved.
  • Every driver's skills test route has the same minimum required components. Parallel parking will be tested before going on the public roadway. The applicant's skills are assessed while performing at least two right turns and at least two left turns while on the road. The applicant must also drive through and abide by at least one traffic control device, such as a stop sign or traffic signal, and one-speed zone change.
  • The skills test is scored according to PennDOT's regulation point system.
  • This system serves as the measure in determining whether an applicant is qualified to receive a PA Driver's License and whether the applicant can continue building skills on their own.

Upon successful completion of the driver's skills test, the learner's permit will be marked and the results will be submitted to PennDOT for processing. Once PennDOT posts the test results, a camera card will be issued and mailed to the address of record. The applicant should receive the camera card within 2-3 weeks from the date it was processed by PennDOT. Upon passing the exam, the correctly marked and documented PA Learner's Permit does serve as a license until the camera card is received.

If the applicant is unsuccessful in passing the driver's skills test, the learner's permit will be marked and the results will be submitted to PennDOT for processing. At this point, applicants 18 years of age or older may schedule themselves for the next available appointment which will be at least 48 hours with Shield Driving School as per our state contract requirements. Those applicants ages 16-17 must wait at least seven days to be eligible for another exam. If this is the applicants' third unsuccessful attempt at the driver's skills test, the learner's permit will no longer be valid for continued practicing or testing and the applicant will need to obtain a new learner's permit.

What to Bring to Your Road Test

  • Your Learner's Permit
  • Completed DL-180C Parent or Guardian Certification Form (This form must be signed before arriving at the testing center.) DL-180C is NOT NEEDED if a parent is present during the test.
  • Proof of Your Car Insurance
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Driver's License of Your Supervising Driver

Scheduling Your Test

You can take your road skills test at our driving school with as little as a 48-hour wait! If you are doing a retest and are over the age of 18, you must wait 48 hours. If you under 18, you must wait seven days after your previous test in order to take your retest.

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 4 PM
*Hours may be subject to change during the summer.

Shield Testing Center
6047 Allentown Blvd Suite B-112
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Get directions.

Call (717) 329-5215 to schedule your road test today.

PennDOT Road Test (Shield Students)  |  $75

Save 25% off your road test after you complete six hours of behind-the-wheel at our driving school.

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PennDOT Road Test with Car Rental (Shield Students)  |  $125

Take your road test using one of our vehicles and get a discount after you complete six hours of behind-the-wheel at our driving school.

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PennDOT Road Test (Non -Shield Students)  |  $100

You don't have to be a student to take the road test at our driving school.

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PennDOT Road Test with Car Rental (Non-Shield Students)  |  $150

Take your road test using one of our vehicles. You don't have to be a student to take the road test at our driving school.

Register Now »