VA Permit Practice Test

Based on the 2024 VA DMV Manual

Permit Practice Tests (362 questions)

Virginia Permit Test FAQ

Applying for Your VA Permit

When can I apply for a learner's permit in Virginia?

Teens in Virginia can apply for a Learner’s Permit when they are 15½ years old.

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

In addition to having a parent or guardian sign your application form, you will need to pass a written driver’s knowledge test. Upon receipt of your Learner’s Permit, you will be required to have a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old seated in the front seat with you when you drive.

How many questions are on the Virginia permit test?

The test has 10 road sign questions and 25 general questions.

How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

You must answer all 10 sign questions correctly and at least 20 of the general questions correctly to pass.

How should I prepare for the Virginia permit test?

To ensure you receive your learner’s permit as fast as possible, we recommend that you study for the test. Taking online practice exams that include real sample questions from the state exam is one of the best ways to study. You can take a Virginia practice permit test right now to test your driving knowledge.

Where do I take the Virginia permit test?

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VDMV) licenses drivers through its Driver Services Program. Visit to find an office near you.

How much does the Virginia permit test cost?

There is a one-time fee of $3 for a permit.

What can I expect on test day?

A parent or guardian will need to accompany you to the DMV office or you will need their notarized signature on your application. After providing proper identification, you will need to pass the written knowledge test to receiver your Learner’s Permit.

Virginia’s roads offer a journey through history. Marvel at President Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, stroll through the city of Charlottesville, and step back in time at Colonial Williamsburg. Skyline Drive captures splendid views of the Shenandoah National Park, all accessible with your driver’s license in tow. The state of Virginia requires all drivers license applicants to be at least 15 1/2 years of age and pass a written knowledge test on the rules of the road at a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. You will face questions based on the material found in The Virginia driver’s handbook. Once you feel comfortable with the content of the handbook, its time to test your knowledge with our Virginia permit practice tests. These practice tests provide valuable feedback to help you determine how much you truly know and where you need to focus. Each practice test focuses on different areas of the handbook so its important to take as many possible until you feel you have achieved a passing score. Select a practice test to get started.

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