The California Department of Motor Vehicles offers written and audio tests in many languages other than English, including an Arabic version of the written driver's knowledge test. The California DMV does not offer the audio test in the Arabic language, as of 2015.
The California DMV requires that individuals who need interpreters during their tests make appointments prior to testing. However, interpretation services are not available when completing the CDL knowledge test. To schedule an appointment, applicants call 1-800-735-2929. The DMV does not schedule appointments after 4:30 p.m.
California does not recognize the validity of international driver's permits issued by foreign territories.