Idaho DMV Practice Tests

A driver's license is a privilege, not a right. You need to earn it by reading the Idaho driver's manual and taking practice tests. The Idaho permit practice test and the Idaho driver's license renewal practice test are just a few examples.

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Your Idaho DMV Handbooks

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Idaho 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 Idaho 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

Idaho DMV quick links for all drivers

Idaho DMV home page
Renewal information
License fees
DMV office locations

New & Teen Drivers

In Idaho, you must be at least 15 years of age and have successfully completed an approved driver training program to apply for an instruction permit. If you are at least 17 years of age, you must pass a written knowledge test to apply for an instruction permit. You must be at least 17 years of age, have accumulated at least 50 hours of supervised driving time (at least 10 hours at night), pass a written knowledge test, and pass a road skills test to apply for a driver’s license.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Idaho 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

Idaho DMV quick links for new & teen drivers

License information
Driver education information
Idaho teen driving information

New-to-State Drivers

New Idaho residents with a valid out-of-state driver’s license must exchange it for an Idaho driver’s license within 90 days of moving to Idaho. You will be required to take a written test, and if your out-of-state license has been expired for 25 months or more, you will also have to take a skills test.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Idaho 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

Idaho DMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

New Idaho resident information

Motorcycles

In Idaho, you must pass a written test and a road skills test to apply for a motorcycle endorsement. If you are under 21 years of age, you must also successfully complete a motorcycle rider training course before you may apply for a motorcycle endorsement.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Idaho 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

Idaho DMV quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle endorsement information

CDL

In Idaho, you must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid Idaho license, and pass a written test to apply for a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP). You must have held a CLP for at least 14 days before you can schedule a road skills test; you must pass the road skills test to apply for a CDL.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Idaho 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

Idaho DMV quick links for CDL

CDL information
Ten easy steps to a CDL
CDL skills tester list

Idaho 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 15 years old and have held a driving permit for at least 6 months. If they're under 17 they must display proof of successful completion of driver's education, and 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?

If you hold a valid driver's license from another state, or a license that has not been expired for more than 1 year, then you are not required to take either part (written or on-road) of the driver's examination.

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 40 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 34 questions correctly in order to pass.

If you fail when can you retake the test?

You can retake the test again in 1 day.

How many times can you retake the test?

There is no limit on the number of times you can retake the written test.

Idaho DMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

Anyone who holds a valid Idaho driver's license may apply and take the written test, though if you are under 18 you will need parental consent. After passing the written test you will be issued a motorcycle instruction permit which can be used to practice your motorcycle skills prior to taking the on-road test.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 30 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 25 questions correctly in order to pass.

Idaho DMV Motorcyle Permit Resctictions

You cannot drive on highways, 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. However, if you take a state-approved motorcycle training course and present the certificate of complete you will generally be able to waive the on-road test.

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

If you are less than 21 years of age you are required to complete a state-approved motorcycle training course before you can be issued a motorcycle license or endorsement. If you are younger than 17, you must also have completed an approved driver's education class before you will be eligible to take the motorcycle training course.

What is Idaho 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.


Idaho Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

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