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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your DC Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your DC Permit Test
  • Taking Your DC Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your DC Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your DC Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The DC Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your DC Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To DC Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your DC Driver's License
When am I eligible to apply for my DC Learner's Permit?
In DC, the minimum age requirement is 16 years old.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my DC Learner's Permit?
When you apply for your DC Learner's Permit, you will need to bring proof of your name, your date of birth, your residence in DC and your Social Security Number. If you are under 18, you will need to demonstrate proof of your parent or legal guardian's approval as well.
Where should I go to apply for my DC license?
You are able to apply at a DC testing center. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://dmv.dc.gov/node/136412
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my DC Permit Test if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you. If they are unable to do so, they will need to send written consent.
Can I contact my DC DMV office?
Absolutely. You can visit your local DMV office in person or by calling. You can find available locations, hours and numbers near you by visiting this website: http://dmv.dc.gov/node/136412
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a DC Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your DC license.
Where do I take my DC Driver's License photo?
You must take your DC Driver's license photo at the DMV office. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would wear normally. It's extremely important that your face is clearly shown and recognizable. Look straight at the camera and do not smile, as a resting face is easier to identify.
Preparing For Your DC Permit Test
What should I use to study for my DC Permit Test?
The best way to study for the DC Permit Test is to read the entire District of Columbia Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the DC Driver's Manual.
Where can I find a copy of the DC Driver's Manual?
You can find and download a copy of the DC Driver's Manual online by visiting this website: http://dmv.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dmv/publication/attachmen...
Are there any chapters of the DC Driver's Manual that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your DC Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic violations, road signs, and other topics that are covered in the DC Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the DC Permit Test to pass?
The DC Permit Test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 15 of those 20 questions correctly in order to pass.
Where can I go to take my DC Permit Test?
You will need to take your DC Permit Test at a local DMV center. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://dmv.dc.gov/node/136412
Is there anything I should do the night before my DC Permit Test?
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website [link]. Get a good night's rest as well.
Taking Your DC Permit Test
At what age am I eligible to take the DC Permit Test?
In DC, the minimum age requirement is 16 years old.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my DC Permit Test?
On the day of your DC Permit Test, you will need to bring proof of your name, your date of birth your residence in DC and your Social Security Number. If you are under 18, you will need to demonstrate proof of your parent or legal guardian's approval as well.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my DC Permit Test?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you. If they are unable to do so you will need to submit proof of your parent or legal guardian's consent.
What do I need to know to pass my DC Permit Test?
To give yourself the best chance of passing your DC Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic violations, road signs, and other topics that are covered in the DC Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the DC Permit Test to pass?
The DC Permit Test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 15 of those 20 questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the DC Permit Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your DC Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your DC Permit Test.
Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my DC Permit Test?
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an DC Driver's License.
What happens if I fail my DC Permit Test?
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their DC Permit Test. A test taker who fails may not have studied thoroughly. Or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your DC Permit Test, you will not receive your DC Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You will be able to do so after 72 hours have passed, however, do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire DC Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the DC Permit Test you have the best chance of passing.
What happens after I pass my DC Permit Test?
If you pass your DC Permit Test, you will receive your DC Learner's Permit. You will need to maintain your DC Permit for 6 months before you can take your DC Driving Exam. During this time you should complete 40 hours of behind-the-wheel training.
Preparing For Your DC Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my DC Driving Exam?
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. You should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, passing through intersections safely, changing lanes effectively, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, sharing the road with other drives, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane and more. Remember during your exam, your primary responsibility is to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely and effectively.
Where can I practice driving for my DC Driving Exam?
Anywhere in the District of Columbia as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older, whenever you are behind the wheel. You should begin practicing in familiar areas then progress to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.
Do I need to learn how to parallel park for my DC Driving Exam?
Yes. You will need to learn how to parallel park for your DC Driving Exam.
Where do I take my DC Driving Exam?
You will take your exam at either a DC service station or a third party testing location.
What should I expect on my DC Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your DC Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road. The DC Driver's Manual mentions driving skills that may be tested on the DC Driving Exam.
Is there anything I should do the night before my DC Driving Exam?
The night before your DC Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. You should make sure you get a good night's rest as well.
Do I need to supply my own car for my DC Driving Exam?
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your DC Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured.
Taking Your DC Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my DC Driving Exam?
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you. If they are unable to do so, you will need to submit a written consent form signed by your parent or legal guardian.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my DC Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your DC Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid making?
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?
If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.
Who is allowed to be in the car with me during my DC Driving Exam?
During your DC Driving Exam, the only other person allowed in the vehicle, besides yourself, is your examiner.
What happens if I fail my DC Driving Exam?
If you fail the DC Driving Exam, you will not receive your DC Driver's License. You will be able to retake the exam after 72 hours have passed, however, you should not rush retaking it after you have failed. You should pay attention to what your examiner indicates as your weaknesses, and you should work upon improving your driving skills. If you fail the DC Road Test 6 times within a 12 month period, you will have to wait a year before you can retake the DC Road Test.
After You Have Passed The DC Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my DC Driving Exam?
After you pass your DC Driving Exam, you will receive your license in the mail.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry liability insurance able to cover $25,000 for each person of the other vehicle, $50,000 per accident.
What documents do I need to apply for DC car insurance?
The documents that you will need vary depending on the insurance company to which you apply. Generally, insurance companies want you to submit proof of your identity, your driving record and information about the vehicle you would like to insure.
How much does DC car insurance cost?
The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in DC?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident so insurance companies often charge more to cover this potentially risk.
Renewing Your DC Driver's License
How do I renew my DC Driver's license once it has expired?
You must renew your DC Driver's License at a local DMV office. You find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://dmv.dc.gov/node/136412
Do I have to complete another vision test before I can renew my DC Driver's License?
Yes. You will need to complete another vision test when you renew your DC License.
What If You're Moving To DC Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the DC road test when I move to DC from another state?
If your license is still valid, you do not have to take the DC Driving Exam. You will need to replace your out-of-state license with a DC License within thirty days.
Is my out-of-state learner's permit valid in DC?
No. Out-of-state Learner's Permit are not valid or recognized in DC.
How long can I drive in DC with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a DC resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.Question Category