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.

Your Idaho DMV Practice Tests

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Your Idaho DMV Handbooks

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Idaho Driver’s License Resources

Considering those long lines at the DMV, you want your trip there to be worthwhile. Which is why when you’re getting your Idaho driver’s license, you want to pass the exams on the first try and have all the documentation you need. To help you do that, we have a list of Idaho driver’s license resources that will prepare you to pass your tests and tell you what you need to know.

Teen Permit Test

Teens may be the ones who normally take the Idaho permit practice test, but this resource is for anyone who’s never held an Idaho driver’s license before. To get the driver’s license, you do need to get your permit first, no matter your age.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

If your Idaho driver’s license has not been expired for more than one year, then you do not need to take the Idaho driver’s license renewal test. Otherwise, you will have to take this test.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are a new Idaho resident, you do not have to take the Idaho new-to-state driver’s license test if you have a valid license from another state, or if that license has not been expired for more than a year. Otherwise, you will have to take the test.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

Without the Idaho driving handbook, there’s no way you’re going to get your Idaho driver’s license. The manual has everything you need to know, and is a trustworthy source, so you should read through it at least once. Click the link to download the most up-to-date version.

Road Signs Practice Test

Road signs may be the same in every state, but every state also asks at least one question about a road sign and what it means. Take the Idaho road signs practice test to ensure that you don’t get stuck on those questions and put yourself at risk of failing.

Idaho 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:

What to Do When Your Car is Broken Into

3 Car Maintenance Basics You Ought to Know

How a New Driver Can Save Money

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.