Hawaii DMV Practice Tests

‘Ho'ike’ is test in Hawaiian. It takes practice to get right, just like getting your Hawaii driver’s license. Use practice tests like the Hawaii new-to-state driver’s license test and the Hawaii road signs test to pass the ho’ike on your first try.

Your Hawaii DMV Practice Tests

We've arranged several HI DMV practice tests for your convenience. Please pick the one below that fits your needs the best.

Your Hawaii DMV Handbooks

Before you take a practice test make sure you've reviewed the Hawaii drivers handbook. You will be tested on this content! Find them online below:

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Hawaii Driver’s License Resources

Getting your Hawaii driver’s license isn't easy. Even though you can take the test an unlimited number of times, it does cost money to take the test and you have to wait seven days in between tries. Save time and money by using one or more of our resources, which are designed to help you get your Hawaii driver’s license and to have the best experience possible.

Teen Permit Test

Although teens are the ones typically taking the Hawaii permit practice test, and have the most restrictions, this practice test is for anyone who’s learning to drive for the first time. The permit is a crucial part of the licensing process, and no matter your age, is required before getting your Hawaii driver’s license.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

If your license has been expired for more than a year, then you will have to take the Hawaii driver’s license renewal test. This practice test will help you to get your Hawaii driver’s license renewed, as well as prepare you for the on-road exam.

New to State Driver’s License Test

Even if you have a valid driver’s license from another state, you will have to take the Hawaii new-to-state driver’s license test if you want to get a Hawaii driver’s license. New residents are required to get one within 30 days of establishing residency.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

You’re not going to pass any of these tests and get your Hawaii driver’s license without the Hawaii driving manual. The handbook is one of the few places that has everything you need to know for the test, and is updated regularly. Click the link to download the latest version.

Road Signs Practice Test

Every driver’s license test has at least one road sign question, so use the Hawaii road signs practice test to memorize what the road signs mean. This test can also be used when you renew your Hawaii driver’s license, since the DMV may test your vision by having you identify different road signs.

Hawaii 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:

17 Tips and Tricks for Driving in Severe Weather

Why Highway Driving Practice is Important

Is Your Vehicle Ready for the DMV Road Test?

Hawaii 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 1 year.

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

Yes, if you hold a valid driver's license from another state then you are required to take the written knowledge test only in order to receive a Hawaii driver's license.

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. Additionally, you will also be required to re-pass both tests if your driver's license has been expired for over 1 year and you want to renew it.

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 30 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 24 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.

Hawaii DMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

You must be at least 16 years old and hold a valid Hawaii driver's license before you are eligible to take the test. If you are under 18 years of age you must also have parental consent. Once you pass the written test you will receive your motorcycle instruction permit, which entitles you to take the on-road test.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 25 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

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

Hawaii DMV Motorcyle Permit Resctictions

You cannot drive during hours of darkness or carry any passengers.

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

Yes, you are required to pass a practical on-road motorcycle skill test in order to get your motorcycle license.

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

If you are under 18 years of age you are required to hold a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle instruction permit for 90 days, and also submit proof of successful completion of Drivers Education and a Behind the Wheel Motorcycle Certificate before applying for the on-road test.

What is Hawaii 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. In addition, all operators or passengers regardless of age are required to wear protective eyewear on motorcycles that aren't equipped with a windshield or windscreen.

Hawaii Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Currently, the State of Hawaii does not require its citizens to obtain a license to operate boats or other watercraft.