If your driver’s license has been expired for more than 180 days, you must take and pass the knowledge test and the road test. In the meantime, you may not operate a vehicle on an expired license.
At CAS Driving School, our goal is to help every person we teach to be a safe and competent driver. We understand the needs of drivers who may need help learning to drive again or may only need a quick refresher. Either way, graduating safe and responsible drivers is our number one priority.
In order to begin driving instruction with CAS Driving School, you must have a valid learner’s permit. All of our instruction is conducted behind the wheel in the District of Columbia.
If your license has been expired for more than 180 days, the following are the steps to renewing your DC driver’s license.
1. If your non-commercial DC driver’s license has been expired for more than 180 days, you must take and pass both the knowledge test and the road test. You may not operate a vehicle on an expired license. You must obtain a learner’s permit. DC residents are eligible to apply for a learner’s permit upon passing the eye test and knowledge exam (Learner’s Permit Test), which tests knowledge of traffic laws, road signs and driving safety rules. It determines whether you are prepared to operate a vehicle in accordance with DC law. A valid learner’s permit is required for driving instruction at CAS Driving School. A learner’s permit is valid for one year for US citizens and may vary for non-US citizens (according to the US immigration expiration date).
(If your license has been expired for 90-179 days, you do not have to take the road test. Once you pass the knowledge test you may apply to renew your license.)
2. Once your skill level reaches a point where you can safely drive a car, you are ready to take the road test. Passing the road test is required to qualify for a DC non-commercial driver’s license.
For more information about becoming a licensed driver in DC, visit the DC DMV website at www.dmv.dc.gov.