Exams will still be offered, by appointment, at Field Office 1 in Manchester, Field Office 2 in Mason City, Field Office 3 in Spencer, Field Office 4 in Atlantic and Field Office 6 in Washington. However, if you wish to take your exam at the DMACC Southridge Testing Center, after receiving your exam eligibility letter, call Elizabeth at (515) 725-0463, and she will set you up with DMACC.
The advantages of using the DMACC Southridge Testing Center include:
- Extended hours of availability
- Convenient location availability and parking
Plus, once you indicate you want to use the DMACC testing center, you will be given a four-week window in which you can go take an exam. There will be no specific appointment date or time; you can just walk in with your eligibility letter and valid ID and take the exam. Although there are multiple workstations available, DMACC asks that you call the day before you are thinking about testing to assure an available testing station. You may call (515) 287-8720.
DMACC Southridge Testing Center: 1111 East Army Post Rd, Des Moines IA
Southridge Testing Lab Hours are as follows:
- Monday – 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday – 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Wednesday – 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday – 8 a.m. to Noon (All tests must be started by 9:30 a.m.)
Please call Southridge Testing Center 24 hours in advance to make sure spots are available. The contact number is (515) 287-8720. Please call Elizabeth at the IDNR at (515) 725-0463 with any questions.