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

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Your Hawaii DMV Handbooks

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Hawaii 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 Hawaii 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

Hawaii DMV quick links for all drivers

Hawaii - Licensing Division home page
Hawaii - License FAQ
Hawaii - Identification requirements
Hawaii - Driver Licensing Office locations
Kaua'i - Drivers License Division home page
Maui - Motor Vehicle Licensing home page
Maui - License renewal information
Maui - DMV office locations and wait times
Maui - License fees
Honolulu - Department of Customer Services drivers license home page
Honolulu - Renewal information

New & Teen Drivers

Getting your permit/license if you're under 18: In Hawaii, to obtain an Instruction Permit you must: be at least 15 years and 6 months of age; pass a 30-question written knowledge exam; and pass a vision test. In order to obtain a Provisional License, you must: be at least 16 years of age and under 18 years of age; have held an instruction permit for at least 180 days; present proof of completion of a State-certified driver's education course; and pass a road skills test. In order to obtain a Regular / Unrestricted License, you must: be at least 17 years of age; and have held a provisional license for at least 6 months. Getting your permit/license if you're over 18: In Hawaii, to obtain an Instruction Permit you must: pass a written knowledge test; and pass a vision test. To obtain a driver license, you must: present a valid unexpired instruction permit; and pass a road skills test.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Hawaii 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

Hawaii DMV quick links for new & teen drivers

Hawaii - Graduated license information
Hawaii - Instruction permit information
Hawaii - Limited purpose permit & license information
Hawaii - Road test information
Hawaii - Limited purpose license FAQ
Maui - Permit information
Maui - Road test information
Honolulu - homepage
Honolulu - Permit information
Honolulu - License FAQ
Schedule a road test online

New-to-State Drivers

New resident rules

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Hawaii 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

Hawaii DMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

Hawaii - Out-of-state transfer information
Kaua'i - Transfer
Maui - Out-of-state transfer information
Honolulu - Out-of-state transfer information

Motorcycles

In Hawaii, to obtain a Motorcycle Instruction Permit, you must: be at least 15 years and 6 months of age; pass the driver's license written knowledge exam; and pass the motorcycle license written knowledge exam. To obtain a Motorcycle License, you must: be at least 16 years of age, have held a motorcycle instruction permit for at least 90 days, and pass a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course, or be at least 18 years of age; and either present a certificate of course completion or, if you are at least 18 years of age, pass a motorcycle road skills test.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Hawaii 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

Hawaii DMV quick links for motorcycles

Hawaii - Motorcycle permit & license information
Honolulu - Motorcycle permit information

CDL

In Hawaii, to apply for a Commercial Learner Permit (CLP) you must: be at least 18 years of age; and pass a written knowledge exam. To apply for a Commercial Driver License, you must: be at least 18 years of age; have held a CLP for at least 14 days; and pass a road test. CDL holders under 21 years of age are restricted to driving inside the state.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Hawaii 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

Hawaii DMV quick links for CDL

Hawaii - CDL general information
Hawaii - CLP information
Hawaii - CDL road test information
Hawaii - CDL fees
Hawaii - CDL licensing office locations
Maui - CDL permit information
Honolulu - CLP requirements
Honolulu - CDL road test information
Honolulu - CDL written test information
Honolulu - CDL FAQ
Honolulu - CDL center location
Honolulu - CDL fees

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.