Competency Road Test

All requests for a competency road test are made through the Medical Affairs. The decision to require a customer to take a competency road test does not always rest with the Medical Affairs. A customer can request a competency road test through the Medical Affairs for himself/herself. An examiner, Registry of Motor Vehicles official, law enforcement official, or physician may request a competency road test for a customer. A family member or concerned citizen cannot request a competency road test for a customer; they can report the customer to the Registry of Motor Vehicles and the Registry of Motor Vehicles will write to the customer and state that he/she needs to have a medical form completed within thirty days. The Registry of Motor Vehicles will then take action according to the advice of the certifying medical professional.


To ensure proper record keeping, all documents will be maintained by the Medical Affairs. The Medical Affairs sends a letter of notification to the customer for scheduling a road test and an application that is stamped either “COMP” or “COMP ON OR BEFORE.” The form also states the reason for the competency road test, which can be one or more of the following:

1.  Assessing for adaptive equipment

2.  Retaining a permit/license

3.  Reinstating/restoring a permit/license


A customer taking a competency test must be accompanied by a sponsor who has been licensed for more than one year and is at least 21 years of age.


The customer must take a vision test as part of the competency road test.


The fee for the competency road test is $20.00.


Failure of a competency road test may affect the customer's license status.


Results of the competency test are sent to the Medical Affairs, along with a statement indicating whether any infraction of motor vehicle laws occurred during the course of the competency test.


Any customer who is aggrieved by a Registry of Motor Vehicles decision has the right to bring his/her case to the Board of Appeals.


Courses are available from outside agencies that review good driving habits and the rules of the road. A professional driving school may help the customer determine if he/she should seek additional training or stop driving. If a clinical assessment is needed, many hospitals and rehabilitation centers offer driving evaluations.