The state of Kansas last week became the newest to offer online testing for its driver’s testing exam required to obtain a license, the Department of Revenue announced Tuesday.
Offered through KnowTo Drive Online, the service will be available on-demand via the Division of Vehicles’ website for $10, and $8.50 for any re-test that’s needed. Introducing the testing, the department said, will allow Kansans to take the test from their own homes.
Applicants must have a working webcam to take the test online, according to the test website, and those under 18 must have a licensed drive over age 18 supervising them during the test.
“The availability of an online written test has been on our list of customer service enhancements and we are happy to finally announce its arrival,” David Harper, director of the Kansas Division of Vehicles, said in a press release. “This testing portal, coupled with our other online services, should greatly decrease the number of customers in the office and considerably reduce the duration of customer visits.”
Intellectual Technology, Inc., a California-based company that will power Kansas’ online testing software, also hosts self-service motor vehicle kiosks in 13 other states — which allows access to services in more convenient places such as grocery stores.
The online offering will not impact the ability of Kansans to take written tests in person at license bureaus around the state.