Driving Manuals

Study for your written and driving tests by downloading driving manuals with rules of the road, safety information and more. These manuals contain information you’ll need to know for your test.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, you can contact the Pierre Central Office by calling (605) 773-6883 or by email to request that a driving manual be mailed to you.

Education Courses

Driver Education for learning drivers is offered across South Dakota by various local entities and schools.  If you are interested in learning about programs in your area, email or call Christopher Grant, the SD State Driver Education Coordinator at (605) 431-6520, who will provide you with the contact information you are seeking.  

Please also be aware that while there are a number of commercial driver education courses online, the State of South Dakota does not review, approve, certify, or recognize any of these courses.  Additionally, unlike the community and school-based instruction offered across the state, the commercial online programs do not qualify for the purpose of reducing the number of days a minor must hold an instruction permit, nor do they qualify as a waiver for the knowledge or driving tests.

Motorcycle safety classes are offered statewide to help you prepare for your driving test.  These motorcycle courses are offered by the South Dakota Safety Council through an arrangement with the Office of Highway Safety.


South Dakota Driver's License

Renew Your License Online, Not in Line

Time to renew? Don't spend time in line - renew your license online or by mail. You can also schedule an appointment for a faster trip to your local driver exam station. Review a list of required documents to make sure you have the identification you need. 

To check the status of your online or by-mail renewal, email us or call (605) 773-6883.

Are you a new driver? Learn how to pass a driver's license test.

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