Missouri DOR Practice Tests

The best way to prepare for the Missouri driver’s license exam is with practice tests! Our practice tests, such as the Missouri teen permit test and the Missouri new-to-state driver's license test, are what you need to pass the driver’s license exam.

Your Missouri DOR Practice Tests

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Your Missouri DOR Handbooks

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Missouri 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 Missouri 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

Missouri DoR quick links for all drivers

Missouri DoR home page
Renewal information
License FAQ
Identification requirements
License and permit fees

New & Teen Drivers

In order to apply for a driver license in Missouri, you must be at least 16 years of age. If you are 21 years of age or older, you are required to pass a vision screening, knowledge exam, road signs exam, and road test in order to apply for your full driver license. If you are under 21 years of age, you are subject to the graduated driver license program, which begins at age 15. If you are at least 15 years of age, pass a vision screening, knowledge exam, and road signs exam, you may apply for an instruction permit. If you are at least 16 years old, have held an instruction permit for at least 6 months, and pass a road test, you may upgrade your instruction permit to an intermediate license. If you are at least 18 years of age and have an intermediate license, you may apply for a full driver’s license.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Missouri 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

Missouri DoR quick links for new & teen drivers

First-time driver information
Graduated driving program information
Testing locations and schedules

New-to-State Drivers

New Missouri residents must obtain a Missouri driver license. If your out-of-state license has been expired for more than 184 days, you are required to pass a vision screening, knowledge exam, road signs exam, and road test in order to obtain a driver license. The Director of Revenue may ask you to take the road exam even if you have a current driver license.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Missouri driver’s manual
Take one of our free driver’s license practice tests
Buy a new-to-state driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy car insurance

Missouri DoR quick links for new-to-state drivers

New resident information

Motorcycles

Missouri requires riders to have a regular driver’s license with a motorcycle endorsement in order to operate a motorcycle. Obtaining a motorcycle endorsement requires passing a motorcycle knowledge exam, vision screening, road signs exam, and motorcycle road test.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Missouri 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

Missouri DoR quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle endorsement information

CDL

You must have a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) to drive a commercial motor vehicle in Missouri. You must be at least 18 years of age, hold a non-commercial or commercial license, obtain a CLP for at least fourteen days, and pass a skills test in order to obtain a CDL. In order to obtain a CLP, you must first pass a knowledge exam.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Missouri 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

Missouri DoR quick links for CDL

CDL information
CDL permit information

Missouri DOR 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 15 years old in order to receive their instruction permit, which they must hold for 184 days before they can take an on-road test to receive an intermediate license. (An intermediate license can be upgraded to a full license once they turn 18 without any additional testing.) If they're under 18 years of age, they will also 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 6 months.

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 184 days, then you are not required to take either part (written or on-road) of the driver's examination. However, you are required to take a road sign recognition test (usually around 10 questions.)

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 6 months 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 20 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.

Missouri DOR Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

You must be at least 15 and 1/2 years old 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 21 questions correctly in order to pass.

Missouri DOR Motorcyle Permit Resctictions

You cannot drive during hours of darkness or carry any passengers. If you are under 16, then you must also stay within 50 miles of your home of residence and cannot ride a motorcycle with an engine displacement of great than 250 cc.

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.

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

If you are under 16 years of age then you are required to successfully complete a motorcycle rider training course (MRTC) prior to applying for your temporary motorcycle instruction permit. If you are under 18, then you must also comply with the requirements of the general graduated licensing program.

What is Missouri 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.


Missouri Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Boaters in Missouri are required to have a vessel operator certification card and must complete a boating safety class administered by the Missouri State Water Patrol, the US Coast Guard or the US Power Squadron in order to receive one. Additionally, boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course offered by either Boat-Ed.com or BoatUS.org.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters born after January 1, 1984 who are of legal age must complete a boating safety class in order to operate a boat or other watercraft on Missouri lakes only, unless accompanied by someone who has completed the course or is exempt from the requirement. (Note: the boater certification card is required for lakes only; boaters on rivers, streams and private waterways are exempt from this requirement.) The minimum age for operating a boat or other watercraft is 14.

How many questions are on the test?

Missouri boating safety courses may vary from county to county; you can find a list of all available courses online 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.