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Special and Immediate Need Testing
The Bureau of Driver and Vehicle Programs offers two types of Special Need Testing - Oral and Interpreter. These types of exams are offered to those individuals who have reading or language barriers. Those individuals who do not read or comprehend well may request and schedule an oral (audio tape) exam while those with language barriers (those having a limited understanding of the English language) may have an interpreter read the test to them.
Immediate Need Testing
Immediate need testing is offered to select individuals where test(s) are taken and same-day scoring, along with licensure, is available. Immediate need testing is only administered through the Bureau of Driver and Vehicle Programs located in Lansing, Michigan. Immediate need testing is applicable to those that:
Immediate need testing does not apply to individuals who:
Individuals not meeting the requirements of Immediate Need Testing may qualify for a Mechanic Trainee Permit. A mechanic trainee may perform repairs only in the categories listed on the permit under the supervision of a mechanic who is currently certified by the State of Michigan in those repair categories.
Contact the Business Licensing Section at 1-888-SOS-MICH (1-888-767-6424) to find out if you qualify for Oral, Interpreter, or Immediate Need Testing.
Further mechanic test issues should be directed to:
Michigan Department of State
> Application for Immediate Need Mechanic Testing - 102799 bytes
> Mechanic Certification Information Kit - 295531 bytes
> Mechanic Test Translator Agreement - (AR-0197) - 117001 bytes
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