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.

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Your Maryland MVA Handbooks

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Maryland 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 Maryland 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

Maryland MVA quick links for all drivers

Maryland MVA home page
Renew online
Renewal information
MVA locations
License fees
Identification requirements

New & Teen Drivers

In Maryland, you must be at least 15 years and 9 months of age and pass a knowledge test in order to apply for a Learner’s Permit. You must be at least 16 years and 6 months of age, have held a learner’s permit for a minimum of nine months, have successfully completed the classroom and behind-the-wheel components of the Maryland driver’s education program, have completed all required practice driving under supervision, and pass a skills test to apply for a Provisional License. If you are 25 years of age or older, you may take a skills test after holding a learner’s permit for at least 45 days. All provisional licenses will be automatically converted to full driver’s licenses by the MVA after 18 conviction-free months.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Maryland 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

Maryland MVA quick links for new & teen drivers

Obtaining a driver's license
Learner's permit information
Provisional license information
Knowledge test FAQ
Skills test FAQ
Certified driver education schools

New-to-State Drivers

New Maryland residents with an out-of-state license have 60 days after establishing residency to obtain a Maryland driver’s license. If your license has been expired for one year or longer, you will be required to pass the knowledge and skills tests to apply for a Maryland license. If you have been licensed for less than 18 months, you will be issued a provisional license.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Maryland 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

Maryland MVA quick links for new-to-state drivers

New Maryland resident information

Motorcycles

In Maryland, you must already have a Class C license OR have completed the graduated driver license program to apply for a motorcycle license. If you do not already have a Class C license, you must also complete a Maryland Vehicle Association (MVA)-approved Motorcycle Safety Program (MSP), pass a written exam, obtain a learner’s permit, and pass a skills test to apply for a motorcycle license. If you already have a Maryland driver’s license, you may complete a MVA-approved MSP course to apply for a Class M motorcycle endorsement on your license; if you do not successfully complete a MVA-approved MSP course, you must obtain a learner’s permit before you may apply for a motorcycle endorsement.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Maryland 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

Maryland MVA quick links for motorcycles

Motorcyclist information
Motorcycle safety training information
Motorcycle safety training centers

CDL

In Maryland, you must be at least 18 years of age, pass a knowledge test and obtain a Commercial Learner’s Permit, hold a CLP for 14 days, and pass a CDL skills test to apply for a Commercial Driver License. If you are under 21 years of age, you may only drive within the state.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Maryland 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

Maryland MVA quick links for CDL

CDL information

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.