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.

Your Louisiana OMV Practice Tests

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Your Louisiana OMV Handbooks

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

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Louisiana Driver's License Resources

A Louisiana driver’s license is a wonderful thing to have, but it does take some work and preparation to get it. Fail to do that work and preparation, and the driver’s license may just be a little more elusive than you hoped. Fortunately, our list of resources below will help you every step of the way so that you don’t fail at the work and preparation necessary to get your Louisiana driver’s license.

Teen Permit Test

The Louisiana permit practice test isn’t just for teenagers! It’s for anyone who’s never had a Louisiana driver’s license before, which typically includes teenagers. Getting the permit is the first step toward getting the license, and it doesn’t matter what age you start.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

You only have to take the Louisiana driver’s license renewal test if your license has been expired for more than a year. If it has, then it’s best to practice with this test before going to the OMV to renew your Louisiana driver’s license.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are a new Louisiana resident, you do not have to take the Louisiana new-to-state driver’s license test if your current license is valid. You also don’t have to take the test if it’s been expired for less than a year. Otherwise, you will have to take this test and possibly the on-road exam also.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

The Louisiana driving manual is the most important resource you can have. In fact, it’s almost impossible to get your Louisiana driver’s license without it. You ought to read it at least once so you are at least familiar with everything that could possibly show up on the written exam. Click the link to download the latest version of the handbook.

Road Signs Practice Test

Road signs may seem like the easiest part of the written exam, but you don’t want to get these questions wrong either. Make it easy with the Kentucky road signs practice test. It specifically covers road signs, so you’ll be prepared for these questions when they appear.

Louisiana 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?

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.