To drive safely, you need good eyesight and coordination, a sound knowledge and understanding of Nevada’s traffic laws, understanding of road signs, common sense and skill in handling your vehicle in any given situation. Vision Testing - Your vision will be checked to make sure you meet the minimum vision standards. If you need glasses or contact lenses to drive, a restriction will be placed on your driver's license. Knowledge Testing - Your understanding of highway signs and markings, traffic laws and safe driving practices will be tested. This is done using either the automated testing equipment or with a paper test. If you have problems reading or understanding the written test, you may request an oral examination. Testing for the Basic C license and motorcycle license is also available in Spanish.
A $25.00 fee is charged for all initial knowledge and/or skills tests administered. A $10 fee is charged for any retests needed before you can get your license. Driving Skills Testing - Your ability to drive your vehicle safely in a variety of traffic situations will be tested. You will be tested on such things as preparing to drive, vehicle control, entering traffic, lane use, speed control, turns, parallel/angle parking, backing up, stopping, passing and attention to traffic situations. You may be requested to demonstrate stopping on a grade.
Driver's License Classifications
Class A – Combination vehicles – Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) over 26,000 pounds, trailer over 10,000 pounds
Class B – Single vehicle – Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) over 26,000 pounds; may tow a vehicle under 10,000 pounds
Class C – Cars, vans, pickups; may tow a vehicle 10,000 pounds or less Combination of vehicles may not exceed 70 feet
Class M – Motorcycle or moped