DC Permit Practice Test

Based on the 2024 DC DMV Manual

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District of Columbia Permit Test FAQ

Applying for Your DC Permit

When can I apply for a learner's permit in the District of Columbia?

You can apply for a Learner’s Permit when you are 16 years of age.

What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?

You must provide proper identification and then pass a written knowledge test and a vision test. The written knowledge test will cover the district’s traffic laws and signs as well as basic vehicle safety and operation.

How many questions are on the District of Columbia permit test?

There are 20 questions on the test.

How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

You must answer at least 15 correctly to pass.

How should I prepare for the District of Columbia permit test?

Want to receive your learner’s permit as fast as possible? Then be sure to study – one very effective way to study is to use online practice exams that include real sample questions from the district DMV Exam. Take a District of Columbia practice permit test right now to test your driving knowledge.

Where do I take the District of Columbia permit test?

The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) is responsible for licensing drivers within the district. Visit https://dmv.dc.gov/ to find a location near you.

How much does the District of Columbia permit test cost?

There is a $20 testing fee.

What can I expect on test day?

You will visit the local DMV office with a parent or legal guardian. You will need to bring with you your birth certificate, Social Security Number, proof of residency and a notarized parental consent form. Once you’ve shown the proper identification, you will need to pass the written knowledge test and the vision test to receive your learner’s permit.

How fortunate you are to live in the nation’s capital. From the distinct area of Georgetown to the Potomac River to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C. is the political epicenter of America. With so much to see and experience, it’s critical to become a licensed driver. But before you can experience all that the District of Columbia has to offer you will need to pass the required DC permit test. Take the next steps now to prepare for this test by reviewing the information found in the District of Columbia Drivers Handbook and then test your knowledge with our DC permit practice tests. Packed with critical information to not only prepare you for the driver written test, these study tools are great resource to help you become a safe and effective driver. Select your practice test to begin.

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