Good News!

It comes with great pleasure that we are now able to give the Pennsylvania Class C Non-Commercial Skills Test as a 3rd Party Testing Center. John’s Driving School was one of the few locations selected by PennDOT for a pilot program to give the non-commercial skills exam which means that your students who are eligible for the skills exam don’t have to wait weeks for their test. Based on our availability it can be as little as a 48 hour wait. We understand the frustration of scheduling the exam and would like to offer you our services. If you would like to schedule exams with us for your eligible students we would be more than happy to join forces with you. As a driving school you would provide the transportation and vehicle with proper documentation and we will administer the Driver’s Licensing Exam!



John’s Driving School can schedule your students for an exam in as little as 48 hours!



Certified 3rd Party Testing Center

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As a PennDOT Certified 3rd Party Testing Center we are required to follow all of the same guidelines as all of the Pennsylvania Driver’s License Centers.

Please note:

  • Examiners:
    • All of our examiners are PennDOT Certified.
  • Test Routes:
    • All of our test routes are PennDOT approved.
    • Every driver’s skills test route has the same minimum required components. Parallel parking will be tested before going on the public roadway. The applicant’s skills are assessed while performing at least two right turns and at least two left turns while on the road. The applicant must also drive through and abide by at least one traffic control device, such as a stop sign or traffic signal, and one speed zone change.
  • Skills Test Scoring:
    • The skills test is scored according to PennDOT’s regulation point system.
    • This system serves as the measure in determining whether an applicant is qualified to receive a PA Driver’s License and whether the applicant can continue building skills on their own.


Upon successful completion of the driver’s skills test, the learner’s permit will be marked and the results will be submitted to PennDOT for processing. Once PennDOT posts the test results a camera card will be issued and mailed to the address of record. The applicant should receive the camera card within 2-3 weeks from the date it was processed by PennDOT. Please note: Upon passing the exam the correctly marked and documented PA Learner’s Permit does in fact as a License until the applicant receives the camera card.

If the applicant is unsuccessful in passing the driver’s skills test the learner’s permit will be marked and the results will be submitted to PennDOT for processing. At this point applicants 18 years of age or older may schedule themselves for the next available appointment which will be at least 48 hours with John’s Driving School as per our state contract requirements. Those applicants ages 16-17 must wait at least 7 days to be eligible for another exam. Please note: If this is the applicants’ third unsuccessful attempt at the driver’s skills test, the learner’s permit will no longer be valid for continued practicing or testing and the applicant will need to obtain a new learner’s permit.