• CCIU Driver Testing Center FAQs


    Are the CCIU Driver Testing Centers separate from PennDOT and the Department of Motor Vehicles?

    The CCIU Driver Testing Centers are PennDOT approved third-party providers and therefore are required to follow state-specific policies and procedures.

    How quickly can I be scheduled for an appointment?

    As long as spots are available, you can be scheduled within two Driver Testing Center business days (Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday). For example, if you desire to schedule a Saturday appointment, your request must be received no later than Monday; similarly, if you request an appointment on Tuesday or Wednesday (days our offices are closed), the earliest appointment you can request would be Monday of the following week.

    Whose car is used for the driver’s testing exam?

    Those looking to complete the driver’s test are welcome to utilize their own vehicle as long as it is up-to-date on inspection and registration and the driver can show proof of insurance. As an alternative, CCIU Driver Education cars are available and can be requested at the time the appointment is scheduled. All CCIU cars are equipped with automatic transmissions and dual breaking systems. 

    Can I practice parallel parking at either of the CCIU Driver Testing Centers?

    Yes. At the Downingtown location, there are two parallel parking spots. One is in the parking lot in front of the CCIU building and the other is on the right-hand side of the CCIU at the far back of the building. Both parallel parking spots are marked with orange cones. At the West Grove location, there is one marked parallel parking spot, which is located at the entrance of the Driver Testing Center building. 

    Can I take my permit test at the Driver Testing Center?

    No. You must go to a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Center to take your permit test.

    Where can CCIU Driver Education students take their driver’s testing exam to acquire their license?

    CCIU Driver Education students can take their driver’s testing exam at one of our CCIU Driver Testing Centers for a discounted rate if they have taken both components of the driver education course (online and behind-the-wheel), have had their permit for six months and have completed 65 hours of driving practice. They can also take their driver’s testing exam at a local DMV location. 

    If I pass the road test, will I receive my driver’s license right away?

    The driver will receive a stamped permit that acts as a valid license. Photos are not taken at the CCIU Driver Testing Centers. The driver will receive a camera card approximately two to three weeks after a successful road test. They will then take their camera card to a local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or state photo center to have their photo taken.

    What are the Driver Testing Center fees?

    The standard rate is $100 and the retest rate is $60. There is a 25% discounted rate ($75) for drivers completing the CCIU’s Driver Education Online Course and Behind-the-Wheel Training. 

    What do I need to bring with me to take the driver’s testing exam at a CCIU Driver Testing Center?

    Please bring the following items:

    • Valid permit
    • Valid driver’s license of accompanying driver (If the accompanying driver is not the parent/guardian, the accompanying driver must be over the age of 21)
    • Proof of vehicle insurance
    • Proof of current registration
    • Parent/guardian certification for DL-180C signed and notarized for applicants under 16 years old (If the parent/guardian is not present at the exam)

    What are the requirements for testing?

    For drivers over 18 years of age, you must have a valid learner’s permit in order to test. For drivers under the age of 18 years of age, you must be a minimum of 16 years of age, have held a valid learner’s permit for a minimum of six months and have completed a minimum of 65 hours of adult-supervised driving.

    Will I be charged if I need to cancel or reschedule my driver’s testing exam?

    There is no fee if you need to reschedule or cancel up to one week prior to your scheduled appointment. There is a $25 fee if you need to reschedule or cancel within three to six days of your scheduled appointment. You will be required to pay the full cost of the exam if you need to reschedule or cancel within two days of your scheduled appointment.

    If I need to retest, how long do I have to wait to reschedule?

    • If you are over 18, you can retest after two days
    • If you are under 18, you can retest after seven days
  • Locations:

    TCHS Pennock's Bridge Campus
    280 Pennock's Bridge Road, West Grove, PA 19390
    Chester County Intermediate Unit
    455 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335
    Hours of Operation:
    Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    1-866-276-9730 (toll free) or
    484-593-5945 (local)