Driver Examination Division - History
The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Driver Examination Division provides an effective program of driver testing to ensure Missouri licensed drivers have a level of competency consistent with safe driving habits and practices, as well as demonstrated skills and knowledge of Missouri laws relating to traffic safety.
The Driver Examination Division administers the written and driving examinations to individuals qualifying for a Missouri Instruction Permit; Intermediate License; Full Driver (Operator) License; For-Hire (Chauffeur) License; and Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL). They also administer the written and driving examinations needed to obtain a Motorcycle Instruction Permit or Motorcycle License.
The Driver Examination Division is responsible for all employees who administer the tests, making sure the tests are administered fairly and professionally, and procures the examination stations for testing throughout the state of Missouri.
Examination stations are provided in each county of the state and CDL sites are located within each Troop of the Highway Patrol.
While appointments are not necessary for the driving skills portion of the Full Driver (Operator) License, they are necessary to take a Commercial Driver License (CDL) driving skills test. Please click the link below to obtain phone numbers of our CDL testing locations.
Before arriving at an examination station, an individual needs to understand what will be required and the hours of operation for that particular station. NOTE: ARRIVAL AT A TESTING LOCATION BEFORE CLOSING TIME DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT A WRITTEN OR DRIVING SKILLS TEST WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU. Written and driving skills tests are given based upon personnel availability and volume of test applicants.
Please click on the following link for examination stations and their hours of operation:
Please use the following links to view the Missouri Department of Revenue's Driver Guide, CDL Manual and Motorcycle Manual. We have also included the link for information on documents as required by Missouri law to obtain a Missouri license.
- Driver Guide
- Commercial Driver License Manual
- Motorcycle Operator Manual
- Documents Required to Obtain a Missouri Driver License or Instruction Permit
Information for Teen Drivers/Parents:
It is our goal to provide quality customer service at ALL of our Highway Patrol Driver Examination Stations. Please assist us by providing information about your recent experience by clicking on the following Customer Service Survey link:
For your convenience and/or information we have included a link to the Department of Revenue's LICENSE PLATE RENEWAL system:
- Division Director
- Captain David P. Perkins
- Assistant Director
- Senior Chief Examiner
Rhonda L. Czarnecki
- Chief Examiners
- Cheryl S. Bardwell
- Dennis Richardson
- Division Secretary
- Jennifer J. Canaday
- Contact Info
- Phone: (573) 526-6221 or