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Maryland MVA Renewal Practice Test


Maryland Written Driving Practice Test

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Maryland MVA Drivers License Renewal

Renewing your Maryland drivers license can be confusing, considering the process and regulations are ever changing. This especially pertains to passing the required tests to continue your driving privilege.Being prepared for what you need to renew your driver’s license in Maryland will save you time, and frustration, after waiting in a long line at a licensing office. Below is the information you should know before seeking your Maryland MVA drivers license renewal.

When To Obtain Your Maryland MVA Drivers License Renewal

Maryland state drivers license holders must obtain their Maryland MVA drivers license renewal prior to the expiration date on the license. Maryland drivers licenses are valid for eight years and expire on your birthday.

Documentation Needed

To obtain your Maryland MVA drivers license renewal, you will need to present the proper documents, proving identification. Due to Maryland’s strict identification laws, be sure to bring your current driver’s license, accompanied by one of the following:

  • Original or certified United States birth certificate.
  • Valid United States passport.
  • Certificate of Naturalization.

Upon the implementation of the Real ID Act of 2005, all states must require certain identification documents to issue a state ID card or drivers license. As of December 1, 2014, you will not be able to board a commercial airline flight, enter a federal building, or enter a nuclear site without a state ID that is Real ID compliant. While obtaining your Maryland MVA drivers license renewal, it is recommended you submit the required documentation to become Real ID compliant to avoid having to renew your license again when the Real Id Act is implemented.

Test requirements

Any resident of Maryland, applying for a driver’s license for the first time, will have to pass a written test of general driving safety and knowledge. The written driving test consists of 25 questions, of which a minimum of 21 (80%) must be answered correctly. It is highly recommended you study a practice test prior to taking the actual test. Up to 40% of applicants fail their first test. You may retake the next day, if needed, to pass. Applicants who hold a valid, and current, Maryland drivers license do not have to take the written test.

Other information

The following is a checklist to follow when seeking your Maryland MVA drivers license renewal:

  • Complete the Driver License Application.
  • Study for the written knowledge test with practice tests.
  • Provide the required documents.
  • Take and pass the vision screening test.
  • Take, and pass, a written knowledge test (if applicable).
  • Pay the appropriate fees: $30.00.
  • Relinquish your expiring driver license.
  • Receive your new Maryland driver license.