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Process Traffic Safety Education Health Check Apply for Written Exam Take Written Exam Apply for Driving Course Test Take Driving Course Test Temporary Driver’s License Issued Apply for On-Road Driving Exam Take On-Road Driving Exam Driver’s License Issued

Traffic Safety Education

Traffic Safety Education is a prerequisite for taking the Written Exam and the courses are offered at all regional Examination Offices or at designated driving school locations.

  • For Violation-related Safety Training for driver’s with license suspensions and cancellations, please click here!
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Traffic Safety Education
Category Traffic Safety Education Violation-related Safety Training
Candidate Persons who want to obtain a Driver’s License Persons who had their Driver’s License suspended or cancelled due to violations
Time(Duration) Must be taken prior to taking the Written Exam (One hour) Must be taken prior to taking the Written Exam (6 hours)
Location All regional Examination Offices All regional Examination Offices and all regional branch offices
Education Type Instructor and video Classes separated into suspension class and cancellation class
Preparations Valid ID (free of charge) (Valid Identification(ID)) Valid ID (fee of KRW 24,000) (Valid Identification(ID))

Health Check

Health Check
Category Details Note
Location Health check rooms at all regional Examination Office
(click here!) (except the Taebaek and Kangllung offices) or at designated hospitals)
Preparations Fee at Examination Office : KRW 6,000 (fees vary for each hospital)

Apply for Written Exam

Apply for Written Exam
Category Details Note
Preparations Application form, Valid ID (Valid Identification(ID)), color proto x 3 (designated size) (Standard Specifications for the Attached Color Photo)
Processing Fee Level 1,2 (regular) & Level 2 (small) KRW 7,500, Motorized KRW 5,000

Take Written Exam

Take Written Exam
Category Details Note
Method of Exam Multiple choice, short answer (total of 40 questions)
Exam Topics Types of driver’s licenses and their management knowledge basic to the operation and/or driving a vehicle

Apply for Driving Course Test

Only persons who have passed the Written Exam or persons who have failed before and are re-taking the Test can apply for the Driving Course Test

Apply for Driving Course Test
Category Details Note
Preparations Application form, Valid ID (Valid Identification(ID))
for persons using a representative to apply for the Test (ID of representative and signed Power of Attorney) Power of Attorney
Processing Fee Level 1,2 (regular) KRW 18,500 and Level 1 (large) KRW 17,000,
Motorized KRW 6,000 and Level 2 (small) KRW 7,500

Take Driving Course Test

Take Driving Course Test
Category Details Note
Grading System automatic grading by a computerized system using a minus point scale starting from 100
Level 1,2 (regular) and Level 1 (large) : 80 points or higher
Level 1(special), Level 2(small), and motorized : 90 points or higher
Others Must pass the Driving Course Test and obtain a temporary license within 1 year of passing the Written Exam, persons who fail the Driving Course Test (including persons who took the test at driving schools), can retake the Driving Course Test after 3 days of the failure date

Temporary Driver’s License Issued

Temporary Driver’s License is needed to practice driving in order to take the On-Road Driving Exam.

Temporary Driver’s License Issued
Category Details Note
Candidate Persons applying for Level 1,2 (regular) who have passed the aptitude test, Written Exam and the Driving Course Test,
Processing Fee of KRW 3,000(pass before 2014.02.27) or KRW 3,500(pass after 2014.02.27)
Within 1 year

Apply for On-Road Driving Exam

The Time and the Evaluator for the On-Road Driving Exam will be arbitrarily selected and assigned.

Apply for On-Road Driving Exam
Category Details Note
Preparations Application form with Temporary Driver’s License attached, Valid ID (Valid Identification(ID))
for persons using a representative to apply for the Exam, representative’s ID and signed Power of Attorney
Processing Fee KRW 25,000

Take On-Road Driving Exam

Please come to the assigned exam time and location to take the exam and you will be randomly assigned one of the exam course A, B, or C.

Take On-Road Driving Exam
Category Details Note
Exam Course Total of a little over 5 km
Exam Topics driving attitude and behavior, expertise in operating different devices and functions of the vehicle, right turn, left turn, driving straight, lane change, etc.
Grading System 70 points or higher to pass, the evaluator grades by using minus point system starting from 100
Others You must obtain your driver’s license during the valid period of your temporary license (when your temporary license expires then you must re-take the written exam and driving course test before you can take the on-road driving exam, For persons who fail their on-road driving exam (including exams carried out by other driving schools), they must wait 3 days before they can try to take the on-road driving exam again.

Driver’s License Issued

Driver’s License will be issued when all requirements for each of the different types of driver’s licenses are successfully fulfilled.

Driver’s License Issued
Category Details Note
Candidate Level 1,2 (regular) : persons passing the On-Road Driving Exam after being issued a Temporary Driver’s License
Other types : persons passing the Written Exam and the Driving Course Tests
Issue Location All regional Examination Offices
Preparations Final certificate stating all requirements have been fulfilled, Processing fee of KRW 7,500, color photo x 3 (designated size) (Standard Specifications for the Attached Color Photo), Valid ID (Valid Identification(ID)), when using a representative and not coming in person, Representative’s IC and signed Power of Attorney Download