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.

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Your Connecticut DMV Handbooks

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Connecticut Driver’s License Resources

Whether you’re getting ready to take your learner’s permit written test for the first time, studying to get a motorcycle endorsement so you can ride your new bike, or preparing for your CDL exam to drive a commercial vehicle, we’ve gathered a wealth of resources and knowledge to help you obtain your driving credentials.

All Drivers

If you’re renewing a license that has been expired for longer than a year, or if you’re applying for reinstatement after a suspension, you may have to retake the written exam in order to obtain your license.

Free Practice Tests

Driver's License practice tests
Learner's Permit practice tests
Motorcycle Endorsement practice tests
CDL practice tests
Road Signs and Signals practice tests

Resources for all drivers

Read the official Connecticut driver’s manual
Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Buy a driver’s license renewal test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Read our driving safety articles

Connecticut DMV quick links for all drivers

Connecticut DMV
Renewal information
License forms
License fees
Identification requirements

New & Teen Drivers

In Connecticut, to obtain a Learner’s Permit, you must: be at least 16 years of age and pass the knowledge exam and vision test. To obtain a Driver’s License, you must: complete driver training through a commercial driving school, high school driver education, or home training; possess a Learner’s Permit for at least 120 days (commercial/secondary driver training) or 180 days (home training); pass a road skills test. If you are 18 years of age or older, to obtain an Adult Learner’s Permit you must pass a knowledge exam. If you are 18 years of age or older, to obtain a Driver’s License you must: possess an Adult Learner’s Permit for at least 90 days; complete an 8-hour Safe Driving Practices Course; and pass a road skills test.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Connecticut driver’s manual
Take one of our free learner’s permit practice tests
Check out our new & teen driver frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a learner’s permit test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Buy a driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy car insurance

Connecticut DMV quick links for new & teen drivers

Obtaining a Connecticut License for the First Time (18 years of age or older)
Obtaining an Adult Learner's Permit (18 years of age or older)
Drive Only License information
Learner's Permit information (16 or 17 years of age)
Obtaining a License (16 to 17 years of age)
Driver Training requirements (16 to 17 years of age)
License & Permit FAQ
Drive Only License FAQ
Knowledge test information
Road test information
Teen Safe Driving Laws

New-to-State Drivers

New Connecticut residents have 30 days after establishing residency in the state to transfer an out-of-state license for a Connecticut Driver’s License. If your out-of-state license has been expired for more than two years, to obtain a Connecticut Driver’s License you must: obtain a Learner’s Permit; complete an 8-hour safe driving practices course; and pass a road skills test.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Connecticut driver’s manual
Take one of our free driver’s license practice tests
Check out our new-to-state frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a new-to-state driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy car insurance

Connecticut DMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

Licensing Requirements for New Residents
Requirements for Naturalized and Non-US Citizens

Motorcycles

In Connecticut, to obtain a Motorcycle Endorsement, you must: possess a valid Connecticut Driver’s License; pass a motorcycle knowledge exam and vision test; complete a novice motorcycle safety course approved by the DMV, and present a certificate of completion from the course. To obtain a Motorcycle Learner’s Permit, you must: possess a valid Connecticut Driver’s License and pass the motorcycle knowledge exam and vision test.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Connecticut motorcycle manual
Take one of our free motorcycle license practice tests
Check out our motorcycle license frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a motorcycle license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
New-to-state motorcycle insurance

Connecticut DMV quick links for motorcycles

Obtaining a Motorcycle Endorsement
Obtaining a Motorcycle Learner's Permit
Motorcycle knowledge test information

CDL

In Connecticut, to obtain a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) you must: be at least 18 years of age; have a valid Connecticut Driver’s License; and pass a general knowledge test. To obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) you must: hold a CLP and pass the CDL road skills test.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Connecticut CDL manual
Take one of our free CDL practice tests
Buy a CDL test paid cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy CDL insurance

Connecticut DMV quick links for CDL

Obtaining a CDL
Obtaining a CLP
CDL testing information
CDL fees

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