BMV Skills Testing

 BMV Skills Testing

**If you have completed courses with us, or would like to request a specific examiner, please contact us prior to signing up for this service**

Currently available at the following locations:

Indianapolis West – 5610 Crawfordsville Rd, Indianapolis, In 46224

Noblesville/Fishers – 13110 Harrell Pkwy Suite 100 Noblesville, In 46060

Greenwood – 916 E Main St Greenwood, In 46143

Coming soon to the Following Locations:

  • Broad Ripple
  • Indianapolis Eastside

Frequently asked Questions: 

Do I need to complete a Driver Education course to be eligible for this service?


The State has recently changed the laws to allow individuals who meet the following requirements to take a skills test with us:

  • Age 17 or older
  • Holds a valid, unexpired Indiana Permit


How soon can I schedule my test?

You will be able to select a date and time for your test before you are asked to complete the registration. 

What is covered on the test?

When taking the driving skills exam, you will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Driving in the proper lane by obeying the lane markings, looking
carefully, and signaling properly before changing lanes
• Allowing enough distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead
• Reacting appropriately to being overtaken and passed by another vehicle
by maintaining your speed and providing enough room to pass
• Controlling your speed according to posted speed limits and varying traffic conditions
• Observing good defensive driving habits
• Listening to instructions and observing general traffic flow
• Approaching an intersection at the proper speed, looking for other
vehicles and coming to a complete stop when required
• Reversing skills and backing correctly out of a parking space

Also, the following actions could affect
your final score or cause you to fail the driving skills exam:
Failing to use the defroster or wipers when needed
• Failing to have both hands on the wheel
• Selecting the wrong gear
• Failing to signal
• Driving too slowly or stopping unnecessarily
• Overrunning a crosswalk, stop line, or stop sign
• Failing to turn into or from the correct lane
• Failing to check your blind spot
• Slowing speed when changing lanes
• Reversing too fast
• Leaving your turn signal on after a completed lane change
• Driving too closely to the vehicle ahead or to a parked vehicle

Automatic test failure

Any of the following actions shall result in the automatic failure of the driving skills exam:
Disobeying a yield, stop, school zone, or no turn on red sign
• Disobeying a traffic signal
• Backing over a curb
• Driving into a parked vehicle
• Failure to follow instructions
• Failure to use a seat belt
• Failure to react to hazardous driving conditions
• Speeding
• Driving too fast for the conditions
• Turning into or using the wrong lane
• Passing in a no-passing zone or otherwise crossing a solid yellow line
• Driving left of the center of the street
• Straddling marked lanes
• Driving too close to pedestrians or bicycles
• Failure to pull over and stop for emergency vehicles or school buses
• Causing an accident during the driving skills exam
• Failure to yield the right of way
• Failure to obey required laws concerning RR crossings

**Failure to appear for your scheduled test date and time will result in a failed test!**

Do I need to provide my own vehicle?


Unless otherwise stated, the test fees include the use of the vehicle and all vehicle related costs. You do not need to carry your own insurance for our vehicles.

What happens if I do not pass my test?

If you fail a driving skills exam, you must wait 7 days days before you can retake the exam. Students will need to register and pay for each test attempt.

Upon failure of a third driving skills exam while holding a learner’s permit, you must wait for two months from the date of the last failed driving skills exam before taking the exam again.

If you do not show up for your scheduled test time/date, the test will be marked as “failed” and you will need to register and pay for another date.

If I test with Drive Zone, how soon can I get my license?

You must have held your Indiana Permit for a minimum of 180 days before going to the BMV for your license. 

**This is a Skills Test, and does in any way represent a guarantee of receiving a license. Individuals must successfully complete the test with a passing grade to receive their license paperwork.**

Drive Zone reserves the right to refuse a test to any individual at the sole discretion of Drive Zone, LLC