Louisiana OMV Practice Tests

Tired of reading the Louisiana driver’s manual? Preparing for the test doesn't have to be so repetitive. Our Louisiana teen permit test and the Louisiana new-to-state driver’s license test, among others, add something different to such preparation.

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Your Louisiana OMV Handbooks

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Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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

Louisiana OMV quick links for all drivers

Louisiana OMV home page
Renew online
Renewal information
OMV locations
License fees
Identification requirements
OMV FAQ

New & Teen Drivers

In Louisiana, you must be at least 15 years old, successfully complete a 38-hour driver education course, and pass a written test to apply for a learner’s permit. If you are over 18 years of age, you must complete a pre-licensing course consisting of at least 6 hours of classroom time and 8 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, and pass a written test to apply for a learner’s permit. You must be at least 16 years of age, have held a learner’s permit for at least 180 days, and pass a road test to apply for an intermediate license. You must be at least 18 years of age, have completed either the graduated licensing program or a 38-hour driver education course, and pass a written and road test to apply for a full license.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Louisiana 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

Louisiana OMV quick links for new & teen drivers

Obtaining a first time driver's license
Learner's permit information
Intermediate license information
Driver education courses
Road test information
Third party skills testers

New-to-State Drivers

New Louisiana residents with valid out-of-state driver licenses must exchange it for a Louisiana driver license within 30 days of establishing residency in the state.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Louisiana 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

Louisiana OMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

Out-of-state license transfer
Out-of-country license transfer

Motorcycles

In Louisiana, you must have a valid driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement to legally ride a motorcycle. You must present a valid driver’s license and proof of completion of the Department of Public Safety, Motorcycle Safety, Awareness and Operators Training Program to apply for a motorcycle endorsement (no written or road test required). If you do not successfully pass the motorcycle safety program, you may apply for a motorcycle endorsement after passing a written test and a road test.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Louisiana 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

Louisiana OMV quick links for motorcycles

How to get a motorcycle endorsement
Motorcycle operator training course information

CDL

In Louisiana, you must have a valid driver’s license and pass a written test to apply for a CDL Instructional Permit. You must have a valid CDL Instructional Permit and pass a skills test to apply for a CDL.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Louisiana 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

Louisiana OMV quick links for CDL

How to obtain a CDL
Third party CDL skills testers
CDL issuance offices
CDL FAQ

Louisiana OMV 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 17 years old and present proof of successful completion of a 38 hour driver's education course, or a 6 hour pre-licensing course approved by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. 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 2 years 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 32 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.

Louisiana OMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

You must hold a valid Louisiana driver's license or learner's permit before you can take the test. If you are under 18 years of age you must also have parental consent.

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.

Louisiana OMV 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 successfully complete the Harley-Davidson Rider's Edge New Rider's Course or the Motorcycle Safety Awareness and Operator's Training Program then you may present the certificate of completion when you apply and waive the on-road test.

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

Riders between the ages of 15 and 16 who have learner's permit are restricted riding within 3 miles of their residence, or the residence of a parent, guardian or tutor who is temporarily residing elsewhere.

What is Louisiana Helmet Law?

All operators and passengers of a motorcycle are required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle, regardless of their age.


Louisiana Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Boaters in Louisiana are required to have a vessel operator certification card and must complete a boating safety class administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (DWF) in order to receive one. Additionally, boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course offered by either Boat-Ed.com or BoatUS.org.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters born after January 1, 1984 who are of legal age must complete a boating safety class in order to operate a boat or other watercraft on Louisiana waterways, unless accompanied by someone who has completed the course or is exempt from the requirement. Additionally, the minimum age for operating a personal watercraft is 16.

How many questions are on the test?

Louisiana boating safety courses may vary from county to county; you can find a list of all available courses on the DWF website which you may use to contact the instructor of a course near you for more specific information regarding testing requirements.

The online safety courses generally have 60 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 70% (42 questions) correctly on the online test in order to pass.