Connecticut DMV Practice Tests

Are you ready for your Connecticut driver’s license? No? You’ll need practice tests like the Connecticut teen permit test and the Connecticut road signs test. These tests will prepare you for the exam that is administered by the Connecticut DMV.

Your Connecticut DMV Practice Tests

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Your Connecticut DMV Handbooks

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Connecticut Driver’s License Resources

Not everyone wants to attend driver’s education, or can afford to attend a driver’s education school or course. Fortunately, those people aren’t all by themselves when it comes to getting a Connecticut driver’s license. Below is a list of resources that we have to help you pass the tests and learn the same material that you would in a school or course.

Teen Permit Test

Don’t let the name fool you! The Connecticut permit test is for anyone learning to drive for the first time, not just for teens. You need to take this practice test if you’ve never had a Connecticut driver’s license before.

New to State Driver’s License Test

The Connecticut new to state driver’s license test is only required for those whose license has been expired for two or more years and are new residents to the state. In addition to this test, you must also take an eight-hour Safe Driving Practices course at an approved Connecticut driving school. This practice test is to help you get a valid Connecticut driver’s license and back on the roads as quickly as possible.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

If you aren’t new to the state, but your license has been expired for at least two years, then you will need to take the Connecticut driver’s license renewal test. If you renew your license before it expires, or within the two years after it expires, then you don’t need to take this test.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

The Connecticut driving manual is a must-have for anyone wanting to get their Connecticut license or permit. Not only does it include everything you need to know for both exams, but the handbook is one of the few places you can go to get this information. Click the link to download the latest version.

Road Signs Practice Test

Road signs appear on every written exam, and failing to obey a road sign on your road test could lead to automatic failure. Avoid failure with the Connecticut road signs practice test. It’s the best way to learn what the road signs.

Connecticut Driver’s License Blog Posts

We also have our daily driver blog that publishes posts about preparing for the test, safe driving, and current driving laws. Below are a few links we recommend reading so that you are not only prepared to take the driver’s license test, but also prepared to drive with your license in the state:

10 Tips for Your Behind-the-Wheel DMV Driving Test

Is Your Vehicle Ready for the DMV Road Test?

Are You Ready to Go to the DMV and Take the Written Driving Test?

Connecticut DMV Driving Test Info

Who has to take the written test?

Anyone who is getting their driver's license for the first time must pass the written test. Teens can take the test if they are at least 16 years old and have held a driving permit for at least 6 months. If they're under 18 years of age, they will also need parental consent.

Do I have to Take the written test to Renewing my Drivers License?

You do not have to retake the written test when you renew your license unless it has been expired for more than 2 years.

If you're new to state are you required to take the written test?

If you hold a valid driver's license from another state, or a license that has not been expired for more than 2 years, then you are not required to take either part (written or on-road) of the driver's examination. If your license has been expired for 2 or more years, you are required to take an 8 hour Safe Driving Practices course at an approved Connecticut driving school, in addition to retaking the written and on-road tests. If you are under 18, you must take the Safe Driving Practices course and also take an on-road test.

Who has to take the on-road driving test?

Anyone who is getting their driver's license for the first time must pass both the written and driving tests. You must also re-pass both tests if you hold a driver's license that has been expired for 2 or more years and you want to renew it. If you are a new Connecticut resident who is under 18 and has a valid driver's license from another state, you are also required to pass the on-road test before you can get a Connecticut license.

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 25 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 20 questions correctly in order to pass.

If you fail when can you retake the test?

You can retake the test again in 7 days.

How many times can you retake the test?

There is no limit on the number of times you can retake the written test.

Connecticut DMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

You must be at least 16 years old and have held a driving permit for at least 6 months before you can take the test. If you are under 18 years of age you must also have parental consent.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 16 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 12 questions correctly in order to pass.

Connecticut DMV Motorcyle Permit Resctictions

You cannot drive on highways, drive during hours of darkness, or carry any passengers. You are required to wear a protective helmet and protective eyewear (goggles, glasses, windshields/screens, helmet with face shield, etc.)

Do you need to take an on-road motorcycle riding test?

No, you do not have to take a practical on-road motorcycle skill test in order to get your motorcycle endorsement. However, you are required to complete a novice motorcycle safety course which will involve on-road motorcycle skills training.

Are there any other state specific age requirements or restrictions for motorcycles?

In order to obtain a motorcycle endorsement you must hold a valid Connecticut driver's license and obtain parental consent if you are under 18 years of age. You must also successfully complete a novice motorcycle safety course that is approved by the Commission of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

What is Connecticut Helmet Law?

Any operator or passenger of a motorcycle who is under 18 is required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle.


Connecticut Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Boaters in Connecticut are required to have a Safe Boating Certificate (SBC) and must complete a basic boating course and pass an exam administered by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) in order to receive one. Additionally, a Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO) is required for individuals seeking to operate jet skis and other personal watercraft in addition to motorized vessels and sailboats.

Experienced boaters may bypass the basic boating course and take the DEEP Equivalency Exam in order to obtain a CPWO.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters who are residents of Connecticut must have an SBC in their possession in order to operate any motorized boat or a sailboat that is longer than 19