Michigan SOS Practice Tests

A Michigan driver's license is a privilege, not a right. Earn it by practicing for the written exam. The Michigan new-to-state driver’s license test, or the Michigan driver's license renewal practice test, can help you earn that privilege.

Your Michigan SOS Practice Tests

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Your Michigan SOS Handbooks

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

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Michigan Driver's License Resources

Michigan has one of the longest written exams in the country. There are 50 questions you must answer to get your Michigan driver’s license. Not only is that a lot, but there is a lot more to getting your license than passing the written test. Our list of resources below will help you learn what you need to know and to do what it takes to keep your license.

Teen Permit Test

If you’re learning to drive for the first time, no matter how old you are, then the Michigan permit practice test is for you. You need to get the permit first before you can get your Michigan driver’s license, and you do have to go through this if you’ve never had a license before.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

Unless your Michigan driver’s license has been expired for over four years, then you do not need to take the Michigan driver’s license renewal test.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are new to the state of Michigan, and your old license has not been expired for more than a year, then you do not need to take the Michigan new-to-state driver’s license. You also don’t need to take it if the license from your previous state is still valid.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

Without the Michigan driving manual, there’s not much chance that will answer the 40 of the 50 questions needed to pass the written exam, let alone get through the road test or any other test. You ought to read the handbook at least once, since it contains everything that could possibly show up on the test. Click the link to download the latest version.

Road Signs Practice Test

Road signs may seem like the easiest thing to study, but they do show up at every aspect of getting your Michigan driver’s license, and you don’t want to fail because you missed too many road sign questions. Take the Michigan road signs practice test to make sure that you actually know all the road signs.

Michigan 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

Michigan SOS 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 old and have completed all of the requirements of the graduated licensing system, and obtained parental consent if under 18.

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 4 years.

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 4 years and you want to renew it.

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 50 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 40 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.

Michigan SOS Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

You must hold a valid Michigan driver's license before you can take the test to receive the motorcycle endorsement. If you are under 18 years of age you must also have parental consent.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 30 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 24 questions correctly in order to pass.

Michigan SOS 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?

vYes, you are required to pass a practical on-road motorcycle skill test in order to get your motorcycle license.

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

Any driver who is younger than 18 is required to complete the Michigan Motorcycle Safety Program prior to applying for a motorcycle endorsement. Additionally, driver's over 18 who have failed the on-road portion of the test twice are also required to take the safety training course.

What is Michigan Helmet Law?

Any operator or passenger of a motorcycle who is under 21 is required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle. Additionally, riders who are over 21 must have 2 years riding experience, possess an insurance plan that provides at least $20,000 in medical coverage, and have successfully complete a motorcycle safety course in order to legally ride without a helmet.

Michigan Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Boaters of a certain age in Michigan are required to have a Boating Safety Certificate and must complete the Michigan boating safety course and pass an exam approved by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in order to receive one. Boaters can choose between a Boating Safety Class given by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 18 or the Michigan and NASBLA approved About Boating Safety Class. Additionally, boaters also have the option of taking either online safety course offered by Boat-Ed.com or BoaterExam.com.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters born after December 31, 1978 must have Boating Safety Certificate in order to operate a personal watercraft on Michigan waterways. (Note: the Boating Safety Certificate is only required for personal watercraft, e.g. jet skis, and not for any other type of vessel.)

How many questions are on the test?

Michigan 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.

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.