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.

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North Dakota 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 North Dakota 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

North Dakota DoT quick links for all drivers

North Dakota DoT home page
Renewal information
License FAQ
Identification requirements
License and permit fees

New & Teen Drivers

In order to apply for a driver license in North Dakota, you must be at least 15 years of age. If you are 18 years of age or older, you must pass a knowledge exam and a road test in order to apply for a driver license, or, to obtain a learner’s permit, pass a knowledge exam. If you are age 16 to 17, you must hold a valid learner’s permit for at least six months, pass a knowledge exam, and pass the road test in order to obtain a driver license. If you are age 14 to 15, you may apply for a driver license after completing a formal driver education course, holding a valid learner’s permit for at least one year, completing 50 hours of driving practice, and passing the road test.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official North Dakota 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

North Dakota DoT quick links for new & teen drivers

Driver license requirements
Learner's permit requirements
License FAQ
Approved driver training schools
Driver's license test sites and schedules
Schedule a road test online

New-to-State Drivers

New Oregon residents with valid out-of-state driver licenses must exchange it for an Oregon driver license within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. If your license is expired, you may be required to take a knowledge exam and/or a road test in order to get a North Dakota driver license.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official North Dakota 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

North Dakota DoT quick links for new-to-state drivers

Out-of-state and non-U.S. citizen information

Motorcycles

In order to apply for a motorcycle license in North Dakota, you must be at least 14 years of age or older, hold a valid learner’s permit or driver’s license, pass the Rules of the Road and motorcycle knowledge exams, and either pass a motorcycle road test or provide proof of enrollment in a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course, in which case the road test requirement can be waived. If you are 14 to 15 years of age, you must also hold a valid motorcycle permit for at least two months and you are required to provide proof of enrollment in a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course (a road test is not necessary) before you can apply for a motorcycle license.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official North Dakota 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

North Dakota DoT quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle license information

CDL

You must hold a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) in order to drive a commercial motor vehicle in North Dakota. You must be at least 18 years of age (21 to cross state lines), hold a valid North Dakota driver license, pass a knowledge exam, purchase a CLP, and pass a road test in order to apply for a CDL. You may not schedule a road test if you are not in possession of a valid CLP.

Resources for CDL

Read the official North Dakota 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

North Dakota DoT quick links for CDL

CDL information

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.