The Department of Motor Vehicles said that because of more demand, field office appointments can now be made 45 days in advance.
The agency said appointments can be made either on its Web site (www.dmv.ca.gov) or by telephone (800) 777-0133.
Customers can make advance appointments for DMV services, including the behind-the-wheel drive test.
The department, which conducts nearly 1 million drive tests annually in California, reminded customers that the following are required for making a drive-test appointment for a driver license exam:
--provide either your driver permit number or driver license number;--true full name;--date of birth.
DMV also encouraged drive test applicants to make sure to bring the following on drive test day:
--driver permit;--proof of insurance for the vehicle to be used on the drive test.--proof of valid registration for the vehicle to be used on the drive test.
Applicants under age 18 must have held their driver permit a minimum of six months; must provide the driver education and driver training completion forms; and have completed 50 certified hours of practice with an adult age 25 or older.
Applicants who pass the test will be issued an interim license valid for 60 days until a permanent license is mailed. Applicants who fail the test must wait two weeks before taking the exam again.