The test will be offered in several languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian and Polish.

Connecticut’s General Assembly approved the license program in 2013. Other states such as Colorado, Illinois, Maryland and Oregon have also passed similar laws, and several other states are considering it.

Lawlor said Obama’s order protecting certain types of illegal immigrants from deportation could encourage some of the state’s illegal immigrants to apply for licenses. But he said “there may be some people who won’t want to take the risk of being identified.”