The Arkansas State Police has made some changes in the rules for taking drivers license tests.

According to a news release from the state police, a public hearing was held in Little Rock on Oct. 14 to talk about the proposed changes.

In compliance with the Arkansas Administrative Procedures Act, rules are being adopted for new Non-Commercial Drivers License Testing and current Arkansas State Police Commercial Drivers License Testing Rule 2.1, is being amended. Those rules became effective Oct. 15, 2007.

The purpose for the commercial testing change is to provide for the expiration of the application to allow the Department of Finance and Administration to cease tracking the applications that have been issued that are a year old.

The purpose of the non-commercial change is to allow further study time for an unsuccessful candidate for a drivers license, which should increase their pass rate and decrease the expenditure of resources by the Arkansas State Police for applicants that may re-test every business day.

In the event that a person does not successfully complete the knowledge portion of the test for an Arkansas Learner’s Permit, Learner’s

License or Intermediate Driver’s License, there shall be a five calendar day waiting period before re-testing is allowed.