The Third-Party Testing program is in response to Act No. 2000-241 which allows driver education instructors to be a designated third-party testing agent of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to administer the driving portion of the licensing exam. The SDE offers an eight-hour certification class that is taught at various sites throughout the state. Through this program, certified driver education instructors can become authorized to administer the driver license skills test. SDE will continually monitor the Third-Party programs for accuracy and reliability.