Q: Which examinations are offered by the Department of Public Safety?

A: The Department offers the following exams. For more information regarding these exams, please select the corresponding link below:

Q: How do I apply to sit for a license examination?

A: The process to apply and schedule examinations differs depending on the examination you wish to take. Please click on the appropriate exam above, and review the FAQs for that exam.

Q: When are the examinations scheduled?

A: The examination schedule is also posted on this website, and can be accessed at http://www.mass.gov/dps.

Q: Can I take my exam in a language other than English?

A: No.

Q: My license is about to or has expired; what should I do?

A: Call the Department at (617) 727-3200 ext. 25246 and request to speak with the Cashiers Office.

Q: What if I changed my address?

A: It is your responsibility to notify the Department of any change in your personal information.

Q: My license expired, and it has been over one year. Can I renew without taking an exam?

A: No. By law, you must be re-examined after your license has been expired for more than one year. See M.G.L. c. 146, §85; G.L. c. 143, §§ 71(c), 71(g) at www.mass.gov/legis.

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