Maine BMV Practice Tests

Study the Maine driver's handbook to learn the rules, but take practice tests to pass the written exam. Practice tests like the Maine new-to-state driver's license test and the Maine teen permit practice test really show you what you've learned.

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Your Maine BMV Handbooks

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Maine 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 Maine 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

Maine BMV quick links for all drivers

Maine BMV home page
Online renewal
Renewal information
Renewal FAQ
BMV locations
License fees
Identification requirements

New & Teen Drivers

In Maine, you must be at least 15 years if age, have completed a driver education course, and pass a written test to apply for a learner’s permit. You must be at least 16 years of age, have completed 70 hours of practice driving (10 hours of night driving), have held an instruction permit for at least 6 months, and pass a road test to apply for a driver’s license. If you are 18 years of age or older, you are not required to have completed driver education to take a road test. If you are 21 years of age or older, you are not required to hold a learner’s permit or complete practice driving to take a road test.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Maine 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

Maine BMV quick links for new & teen drivers

Get a driver's license
Teen licensing information
Graduated license program information
Road test & knowledge test information
Driving skills testing locator

New-to-State Drivers

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

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Maine 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

Maine BMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

New Maine residents FAQ

Motorcycles

In Maine, you must be at least 16 years of age, successfully complete a basic driver education course, successfully complete a motorcycle safety course, pass a written test, pass a skills test, and pass a road test to apply for a motorcycle endorsement. If you pass the written test and the skills test and already hold a valid driver’s license, you may waive the road test. If you pass the written test, you are eligible for a motorcycle permit.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Maine 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

Maine BMV quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle endorsement information
Motorcycle rider education school locations

CDL

In Maine, you must be at least 16 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 Maine 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

Maine BMV quick links for CDL

CDL testing information
CDL driving school locations

Maine BMV 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 16 years. If they're under 18 years of age, they will also need to provide proof of successful completion of old an approved driver's education course and have written 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 generally 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 expired 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.

Maine BMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

You must be at least 16 years old and have held a driving permit for at least 6 months 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.

Maine BMV Motorcyle Permit Resctictions

You cannot 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, the on-road test can be waived if you take and pass the nationally standardized 15 hour Motorcycle Rider Course: Riding and Street Skills.

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

If you are apply for a motorcycle license and are less than 18 years of age then you are required to present proof of successful completion of driver's education, and everyone who is applying (regardless of age) is required to successfully complete the 8 hour Maine Motorcycle Safety Education Course.

What is Maine Helmet Law?

Any operator or passenger of a motorcycle who falls into the following categories is required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle:

  • Is less than 18 years of age
  • Has a motorcycle permit
  • Has had a motorcycle license or endorsement for less than 1 year
  • Is a passenger on a motorcycle operated by a person who is required to wear a helemt

  • Maine Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

    Currently, the State of Maine does not require its citizens to obtain a license to operate boats or other watercraft.