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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your LA Written Test
- How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the LA Written Test to pass?
- Is the LA Written Test open book?
- Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my LA Written Test?
- What happens if I fail my LA Written Test?
- What happens after I pass my LA Written Test?
- What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my LA Written Test?
- How much does a LA Permit cost?
- Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my LA Written Test?
- What do I need to know to pass my LA Written Test?
- At what age am I eligible to take the LA Written Test?
The LA Written Test consists of 40 questions. You will need to answer 32 of those 40 questions correctly in order to pass.
No. You are not allowed to use your LA Driver's Manual or any other study materials while you take your LA Written Test.
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an LA Driver's License.
There are a few reasons test takers fail their LA Written Test. A test taker who failed 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 LA Written Test, you will not receive your LA Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You are able to do so as early as the next business day, but do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire LA Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the LA Written Test you have the best chance of passing.
If you pass your LA Written Test, you will receive your LA Learner's Permit. You will need to maintain your Learner's Permit for 180 days before you can take the LA Driving Exam.
When you apply for your learner's permit, you should bring your birth certificate, two forms of identification, your Social Security Number and a certificate for a Driver's Education course.
The LA Learner's Permit cost $24.50.
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your LA Written Test.
To give yourself the best chance of passing your LA Written Test you should study all chapters and sections of the LA Driver's Manual. The exam will test your knowledge of speed limits, pavement markings, traffic signs, defensive driving, parking situations, intersections and many more basic rules of the road.
In LA, the minimum age requirement is 15 years old.