As of 2021, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has implemented an online permit test, which is called the Virtual Learner Permit (VLP) test. The VLP test is a computer-based test that can be taken from the comfort of your own home. The VLP test covers the same material as the in-person written test and is designed to ensure that applicants have the knowledge and understanding of New York State's traffic laws and safe driving practices.
To take the VLP test, you must be at least 16 years old and have a valid Learner Permit Application (MV-44) or a valid Driver Education Certificate (MV-285). You must also have a valid email address and a form of payment for the $10.00 fee. Once you have passed the VLP test, you will need to make an appointment at a DMV office to pass a vision test, pay the appropriate fee, and have your photograph taken.
It's important to note that once you pass the VLP test, you will not be issued a physical learner permit. Instead, you will receive a confirmation number and a proof of completion, which you will need to bring to your in-person appointment at the DMV.
It's important to check the official website of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the latest information and updates regarding the VLP test, and to make sure you meet all the requirements before taking the test.