Anyone applying for a first-time driver’s license in the state of New Mexico is required to pass a written driving exam/test, road test and vision test. Written exams are also required for motorcycle licenses and those that are expired for more than 5 years.



The written driver’s exam/test is designed to test your knowledge of driving procedures, road signs, regulations and laws. If you don’t pass the driving exam/test the first time, don’t worry; you may take the written exam up to 3 times in one year.

The best way to prepare for the written driver’s license exam is to study the New Mexico Driver manual.

Also we are only able to accept written test scores from these NM Driving Schools as of September 4, 2012 for a New Mexico Driver’s License:

A+ Driving School
ABC Driver Ed
ABQ Driving School
Albuquerque Job Corp Center
Artesia Public Schools
Best Price Driving School
Bradley School of Driving
Chamisa School of Driving
Coach’s School of Driving
Drive Tech School of Driving
Excel Driving School
GT3 School of Driving
Jenkins Driving School
LTD Driving School
McGinnis School of Driving
Mi Tierra Driving School
NM Academy of Driving
Premier School of Driving
Pro Force Academy
Rocky Mountain Training Services
State School of Driving
Street Smarts
T & R School of Driving
The Wright Way Driving School
TJ McGinnis School of Driving
TLC Defensive Driving School
Turner’s School of Driving
XLR8 School of Driving

We will also accept all written test scores for up to one year of evaluation date if they were issued before September 4, 2012 from all driving schools.



At MVD Express, we are able to take care of all of your MVD-related matters, including scheduling and giving written driving exams/tests. We know that taking a driving exam/test can be intimidating. That’s why we try to make your experience with us as stress-free as possible: so you can focus on more important things, like remembering everything you studied.

If you need to take a written exam for your driver’s license, please contact MVD Express. We’ll make sure you have all the information you need—including all the right documents for a Real ID-compliant license—to prepare for the big day so you can Get In, Get Done and Get Going with your life!

Call (575) 200-1224 for information on written driver’s license exams in Las Cruces or
(505) 218-7448 anywhere else in the state.

MVD Express is proud to serve New Mexico with locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Las Cruces.