Oakland launches computerized examinations

Published by admin on August 19,2009

As I have been mentioning in class, the DRE in California is in the process of converting the old pencil and bubble sheet examination to a computerized test. This is going to be really cool for a bunch of reasons.

The biggest thing that this does is allows the system to score the examination on the spot and - as long as your background is clean - issue a temporary license on the spot! You can sell someone a piece of real estate on the way home from the exam! =)

Oakland is the first site to get this new exam system and other sites are expected to follow.

The DRE says "The electronic examination system will be in an easy to use format. Examination workstations will contain a computer monitor, which will be recessed under glass at an examination station, and a mouse. Keyboards will not be used. Applicants will be able to will be able to peruse back and forth through the questions and point and click on the answers they select. During the examination they will know how many questions they have answered or unanswered."

No word on when LA is supposed to be converted over.

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