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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your WV Permit Test

If you pass your WV Permit Test, you will receive your WV Learner's Permit. In most instances, applicants will need to maintain their Learner's Permit for 6 months before they can take their WV Driving Exam. During this time, you should complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training. If you are over 18, you may only need to maintain your Learner's Permit for a minimum of thirty days.
To give yourself the best chance of passing your WV 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, signaling devices and many more topics that are covered in the WV Driver's Manual.
The WV Permit Test consists of 25 multiple questions. You will need to answer 19 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.
No. You are not allowed to use your WV Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your WV Permit Test.
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an WV Driver's License.
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their WV 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 WV Permit Test, you will not receive your WV Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You are able to do so after one week has passed, however, do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire WV Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the WV Permit Test you have the best chance of passing.
In WV, the minimum age requirement is 15 years old.
On the day of your WV Permit Test, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your Social Security Number and two documents that prove your residency in West Virginia. If you are under 18, you will also need to submit a School Eligibility Form.
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you.