Maryland MVA Practice Tests

Are you ready for your Maryland driver’s license? No? You’ll need practice tests like the Maryland permit practice test and the Maryland driver’s license renewal test. These tests prepare you for the exam that is administered by the Maryland MVA.

Your Maryland MVA Practice Tests

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Your Maryland MVA Handbooks

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Maryland Driver's License Resources

Getting your Maryland driver’s license can be a time-consuming and confusion process. However, it’s only this way if you don’t prepare appropriately. Our list of resources will reduce time and confusion by showing you what you need to know for the tests and any other pertinent information.

Teen Permit Test

Don’t let the name fool you! The Maryland permit practice test isn’t just for teens, but for anyone needing to get their permit (although it is great for teenagers). The permit is the first step toward getting your Maryland driver’s license if you’ve never held a license before.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

When renewing your Maryland driver’s license, you only need to take the Maryland driver’s license renewal test if it has been expired for more than year. Otherwise, you don’t have to take the test.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are new to the state of Maryland, but hold a valid driver’s license from another state, then you aren’t required to take the Maryland new-to-state driver’s license test. Only those who are new to the state, and who have a licensed that has been expired for more than one year, have to take the test.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

If you’re planning to get your Maryland driver’s license without the Maryland driving handbook, then don’t plan to go very far. This handbook is one of the few resources that has everything you need to know for the test, and is trusted to be accurate and up-to-date. Click the link to access the latest version.

Road Signs Practice Test

Road signs are one of the few things that shows up at all points of the licensing process: the written exam, the on-road test, and during Maryland driver’s license renewal (to test your vision, they may ask you to identify road signs. Therefore, knowing them is a big deal. Use the Maryland road signs practice test as a way to refresh your knowledge.

Maryland 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:

DUI Fines & Punishments

Driver’s Ed or No Driver’s Ed?

Safe Driving Tips for Driving Test – Unfamiliar Traffic Situations

Maryland MVA Driving Test Info

Who has to take the written test?

All first-time drivers in Maryland are required to go through the ?Rookie Driver? graduated licensing program, regardless of their age. In order to obtain a license you must first pass the written test and receive a learner's permit, which you must hold for 9 months and complete a state-approved driver's education course before you are eligible to take a road test and receive a provisional license. The provisional license is automatically upgraded to a full license after it has been held for 18 months. The minimum age to take the written test for a learner's permit is 15 years and 9 months, and anyone under 18 will 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 25 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 21 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.

Maryland MVA Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

Anyone holding a valid Maryland driver's license is eligible to receive a motorcycle license. All unlicensed first-time drivers who wish to obtain a motorcycle license are required to first enter into the graduated licensing system (GLS) and receive a regular learner's permit, and to complete all of the requirements associated with getting a regular driver's license before they can receive a motorcycle license. The minimum age for obtaining a learner's permit in the GLS is 15 years and 9 months. If you already have your full license then completing a state-approved motorcycle safety course will waive the written 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 21 questions correctly in order to pass.

Maryland MVA Motorcyle Permit Resctictions

You must be directly supervised at all times by a person who is at least 21 years of age and has been licensed to operate a motorcycle for at least 3 years in any state.

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 already have your full license then completing a state-approved motorcycle safety course will waive the on-road test.

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

All riders less than 18 years of age are required to take a state-approved motorcycle safety course. Anyone who already holds a valid Maryland driver's license and takes this course will be exempt from:

  • Having to get a motorcycle learner's permit
  • Taking the written knowledge test
  • Taking the on-road skills test
  • What is Maryland 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.


    Maryland Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

    Boaters of a certain age in Maryland are required to have a Basic Boating Safety Certificate and must complete the Maryland Basic Boating Course and pass an exam approved by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in order to receive one. Additionally, boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course offered by Boat-Ed.com, or passing the Maryland Basic Boating Equivalency Exam. (Note: If you fail the equivalency exam twice then you will be required to take the basic boating safety course in order to obtain you certificate of boating safety education.)

    Who has to take the test?

    All boaters born after July 1, 1972 must have Basic Boating Safety Certificate in order to operate a motorized boat or other watercraft on Maryland waterways.

    How many questions are on the test?

    Maryland Boating Safety Classes may vary from county to county; you can find a list of all available courses organized by county on the DNR 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.
    There are 50 questions on the equivalency exam.

    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.

    You must answer at least 40 questions correctly in order to pass the equivalency exam.