Permit Test @ Home Popularity Creates “18 More Business Days For MVD”

The online Permit Test @ Home learner’s permit exam was introduced in March of 2018 and at the close of the year, more than 66,700 online tests had been taken by wannabe drivers. The introduction of the exam has proven so successful in fact, that it created the equivalent of approximately 18 additional business days for Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division offices in 2018.

“The Permit Test @ Home has proven to be very popular, and even customers who don’t have a potential teen driver at home benefit from this online service,” said MVD Stakeholder Relations Manager Jennifer Bowser-Richards. “Every time this online test is taken, that means a teenager and at least one parent or guardian does not have to visit an MVD office for that purpose,” she explained.

The online test requires a parent or guardian to establish an account at AZ MVD Now, which is accessed through Once the test is passed, the only office visit now required is the one in which the teen has the test process confirmed and the actual permit is issued. This visit can be scheduled through an online appointment.

Since the MVD averages 7,300 office visits statewide every day, the reduction of more than 133,000 office visits equals about 18 business days, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

“Reducing the number of office visits people need to make is part of MVD’s vision to get Arizona out of line and safely on the road. This means less customer traffic and better service, which are among the goals of the Arizona Management System,” Bowser-Richards added.