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Philadelphia Test Center

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Philadelphia Test Center
 110 North 8th Street, Suite 503, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone (215) 560-2253

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FROM I-95 NORTH:
I-95 North toward CENTRAL PHILADELPHIA; Take I-676/US-30 exit, EXIT 22, on the LEFT toward Central Philadelphia/Independence Hall/Callowhill Street; Take exit toward I-676 E/US-30 E/Ben Franklin Bridge/Independence Hall/Callowhill Street; Stay STRAIGHT to go onto Callowhill Street; Turn LEFT onto North 8th Street; 110 North 8th Street is on the RIGHT

 
FROM I-95 SOUTH:
I-95 South toward Central Philadelphia; Take the Callowhill Street exit; EXIT 22; toward I-676 E/US-30 E/Independence Hall; Turn RIGHT onto Callowhill Street; Turn LEFT onto North 8th Street; 110 North 8th Street is on the RIGHT

 
FROM NORTH PHILADELPHIA/BUCKS COUNTY:
Take Route 611 South; Route 611 becomes Broad Street; Stay on Broad Street to Vine Street; Turn LEFT onto Vine Street; Turn RIGHT onto 8th Street; 110 North 8th Street is on the RIGHT

 
FROM SCHUYLKILL EXPRESSWAY (ROUTE 76):
I-76 East toward Philadelphia; Keep LEFT to take Vine Street Expressway/I-676 E/US-30 E via EXIT 344 to merge onto I-676 E toward Central Philadelphia; Take the 8th Street exit; Turn RIGHT at North 8th Street; 110 North 8th Street is on the RIGHT.


 FROM PA TURNPIKE (I-276):
Take Valley Forge Exit, EXIT 326 to Route I-76 E(Schuylkill Expressway) toward Philadelphia; Keep LEFT to take Vine Street Expressway/I-676 E/US-30 E via EXIT 344 to merge onto I-686 E toward Central Philadelphia; Take the 8th Street exit; Turn RIGHT at North 8th Street; 110 North 8th Street is on the RIGHT.

PARKING ACCOMMODATIONS:
There are numerous parking garages and lots nearby the Philadelphia Test Center. Please note, however, the Commission does not provide or validate parking at any location. For more information regarding location, accessibility and cost of these garages and lots, you may wish to click on the following link: Parking Availability

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
Public transportation within the City of Philadelphia is primarily provided by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA). For more information concerning route, schedules, fares, accessibility and more, you may wish to click on the following link: SEPTA


OFFICE HOURS:

This office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Generally, testing is offered four (4) days each week.

OFFICE CLOSINGS:

Go to www.oa.pa.gov and if "all agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction in Philadelphia" are closed or delayed due to inclement weather or other authorized reasons, then SCSC testing will be cancelled or delayed for that day.  If testing is cancelled, delayed or if you decide your local road conditions make it unsafe to travel, you can reschedule your test date by logging in to On-Line Services.

WALK-IN TESTING:

If you are willing to test without a scheduled time, Walk-In Testing may be a quicker alternative. On most testing days we will be able to seat you after a short wait based on available seating. "Available seating" occurs when a person scheduled for testing does not arrive or when someone completes their test early. Since these events are somewhat unpredictable, we cannot promise that you will be tested as a Walk-In candidate. If you are considering this alternative, please arrive in the morning to give yourself the best testing opportunity. In all cases, you must call the test center at 215-560-2253 or 2255 before visiting to receive guidance regarding the best dates and times to utilize the walk-in testing option.  You must also apply for the examination you wish to take before reporting to the test center. When you arrive, please advise the SCSC staff person at the front desk you want to be tested as a Walk-In.

NOTE:

If you are testing with an accommodation due to a disability, you must call our office Telephone Voice 717-787-2935.  Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

For all other questions related to scheduling in the Philadelphia Daily Test Center, please call  215-560-2253.