North Dakota DOT Practice Tests

Whether you need to take the North Dakota teen permit test, or the North Dakota new-to-state driver' s license test, there's something for everyone here. Check out our practice tests, which will help you get your North Dakota driver's license.

Your North Dakota DOT Practice Tests

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Your North Dakota DOT Handbooks

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North Dakota Driver’s License Resources

In order to get your North Dakota driver’s license, you must pass a vision test, a written test, and an on-road exam. Sounds simple, but it’s not easy, as there’s a lot you need to learn and to do to prepare for the test. To help you with that, we have a list of resources that are specifically designed to help you learn and prepare. Use these resources to get your North Dakota driver’s license on the first attempt.

Teen Permit Test

The North Dakota permit practice test is for anyone learning to drive for the first. It’s not just for teenagers. Anyone who hasn’t had a license before must get a permit before getting the North Dakota driver’s license.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

When renewing your North Dakota driver’s license, you only have to take the North Dakota driver’s license renewal test if your license has been expired for over a year. If this isn’t you, then you don’t have to take the test.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are new to North Dakota, then you only have to take the North Dakota new-to-state driver’s license test if your old license has been expired for over a year. If your old license is still valid, or hasn’t yet reached the one year mark, then you don’t have to take the test.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

Without the North Dakota driving manual, it’s very difficult to get your North Dakota driver’s license. The handbook contains everything that could possibly show up on the written exam. Click the link to download the latest version.

Road Signs Practice Test

Every written exam has at least one road sign question, and road signs are a huge part of the on-road test, so knowing them is crucial. To practice, we have a North Dakota road signs practice test that’s meant to help you memorize these signs and get these questions right when it counts.

North Dakota 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:

17 Tips and Tricks for Driving in Severe Weather

Why Highway Driving Practice is Important

Is Your Vehicle Ready for the DMV Road Test?

North Dakota DOT Driving Test Info

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.

Who has to take the written test? Teens of what ages?

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. If they’re under 18 years of age, they will also need parental consent.

Are you required to take the written test when renewing, and if so every time you renew or just sometimes? What are the conditions if just sometimes?

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 behind the wheel / 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.

North Dakota DOT Motorcycle Permit Test Info

How old must you be to take the written test?

You must be at least 14 years old before you can take the test. If you are under 18 years of age you must first complete a state-approved motorcycle safety course and 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.

What are the permit restrictions for motorcycles?

You cannot drive on highways, drive during hours of darkness, or carry any passengers.

Do you need to take an on-road motorcycle driving 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?

No.

What is the helmet law is this state?

Any operator or passenger of a motorcycle who is under 18 is required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle.

North Dakota Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Yes; boaters of a certain age in North Dakota are required to have a boat safety certificate and must complete a boating safety class approved by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Additionally, boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course such as those offered by either Boat-Ed.com or BoatUS.org.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters who are between the ages of 12 and 15 must complete a NASBLA certified boating education course in order to operate a motorboat with more than 10 HP on North Dakota waterways. The minimum age to operate a watercraft in North Dakota is 12 years.

How many questions are on the test?

North Dakota boating safety courses are administered by a variety of different organizations, and testing requirements may vary for each one. You can find information on how to locate an approved safety course on the State Police website, which you may then 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.