TITLE 92: TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER II: SECRETARY OF STATE
PART 1030 ISSUANCE OF LICENSES
SECTION 1030.80 DRIVER'S LICENSE TESTING/WRITTEN TEST


 

Section 1030.80  Driver's License Testing/Written Test

 

Any applicant for an initial or renewal driver's license who is required to take a written test pursuant to IVC Section 6-109 shall comply with the following provisions:

 

a)         Classification of licenses is established in Sections 1030.30 through 1030.40.

 

b)         An applicant for a Class D license shall be required to take a written test consisting of a minimum of 35 questions, of which 80% percent must be answered correctly in order to be eligible for a Class D license.

 

c)         An applicant for a Class C, B, A or L-M license shall be required to take the written test as set forth in subsection (b). The applicant shall also take a written test established by the Secretary of State for the classifications and/or endorsements applied for.  The number of questions required to be answered is dependent upon the classifications and/or endorsements applied for. Each written classification and/or endorsement test shall consist of a minimum of 35 questions, of which 80% percent must be answered correctly in order for the applicant to be eligible for the classifications and/or endorsements applied for.

 

d)         The written tests set forth in subsections (b) and (c) shall be in the English language, and may be in any other languages deemed necessary by the Secretary of State, based upon an identifiable demand.

 

e)         An applicant who is illiterate may be given the written test orally.

 

f)         An applicant who cannot read or write in the English language, or other available foreign language, shall be eligible to take the written test.  The Driver Services Facility supervisor or designee may provide or recommend use of an interpreter for the applicant's language if an interpreter is readily available.  If an interpreter is not readily available, it will be the responsibility of the applicant to obtain the services of an interpreter.  The CDL knowledge test shall be administered only in the English language.  An interpreter shall not be used when the applicant is attempting to complete the CDL knowledge tests.

 

g)         An applicant shall demonstrate the ability to read and understand official traffic control devices.

 

h)         Any licensee who wants to change a classification and/or endorsements prior to renewal of a license shall be required to take the written test for the classification or classifications and/or endorsements the applicant wants to obtain.

 

i)          Prior to obtaining a Commercial Learner's Permit, an applicant must successfully complete the appropriate CDL knowledge tests specific to the learner's permit classification.

 

j)          An applicant for a permit to operate a school bus must have in his/her possession an application for Illinois School Bus Driver's Permit Letter of Intent or its superseding form.  The applicant shall be given a special test consisting of not more than 24 questions, of which 22 or 90% must be answered correctly in order to be eligible for a permit.

 

k)         Any person found cheating on any portion of a written test will be deemed to have failed that portion of the test.  In addition, that person will be prohibited from retaking the written test for a period of 30 days.  For purposes of this subsection, "cheating" shall be defined as receiving or using unauthorized assistance in the taking of any portion of a test.  This includes, but is not limited to, the use of any notes, books or written information.

 

l)          All persons with a valid out-of-state CDL applying for an Illinois CDL shall be required to successfully complete the written tests set forth in subsections (b) and (c), pursuant to IVC Section 6-508(a)(1).

 

(Source:  Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 11531, effective July 28, 2015)