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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your North Dakota Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your ND Permit Test
  • Taking Your ND Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your ND Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your ND Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The ND Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your ND Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To ND Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your North Dakota Driver's License
When am I eligible to apply for my ND Learner's Permit?
Typically ND DOT offices accept applications from people 15 years old or older, but North Dakota does occasionally allow applicants, who are 14, to obtain a ND Learner's Permit. You should contact your local DOT office to see if you qualify.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my ND Learner's Permit?
When you apply for your ND Learner's Permit, you will need to bring proof of your name, your date of birth and your lawful presence in North Dakota. You can find a list of acceptable versions of these documents by visiting this website: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/dlinfo.htm
Where should I go to apply for my ND license?
Your are able to apply at a local ND DOT Office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/docs/Drivers%20Lic%20Site...
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my ND Permit Test if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you as they will need to sign your application.
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a ND Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your ND license.
Where do I take my ND Driver's License photo?
You must take your ND Driver's license photo at the DOT office. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would wear normally. It's extremely important that your face is clearly shown and recognizable. Look straight at the camera and do not smile, as a resting face is easier to identify.
Preparing For Your ND Permit Test
What should I use to study for my ND Permit Test?
The best way to study for the ND Permit Test is to read the entire North Dakota Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the ND Driver's Manual.
Where can I find a copy of the ND Driver's Manual?
You can find and download a copy of the ND Driver's Manual online by visiting the North Dakota DOT website or by visiting a DOT office in person.
Do I need to enroll in a Driver's Education course if I am under 16?
Yes. If you are under 16, you will need to enroll, attend and pass a Driver's Education course.
Are there any chapters of the ND Driver's Manual that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your ND Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, DUI Laws, speed limits, traffic violations, road signs, and other topics that are covered in the ND Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the ND Permit Test to pass?
The ND Permit Test consists of 25 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 20 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.
Where can I go to take my ND Permit Test?
You will need to take your ND Permit Test at a local DOT office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/docs/Drivers%20Lic%20Site...
Is there anything I should do the night before my ND Permit Test?
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website [link]. Get a good night's rest as well.
Taking Your ND Permit Test
At what age am I eligible to take the ND Permit Test?
Typically ND DOT offices accept applications from people 15 years old or older, but North Dakota does occasionally allow applicants, who are 14, to obtain a ND Learner's Permit. You should contact your local DOT office to see if you qualify.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my ND Permit Test?
On the day of your ND Permit Test, you will need to bring proof of your name, your date of birth and your lawful presence in North Dakota. You can find a list of acceptable versions of these documents by visiting this website: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/dlinfo.htm
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my ND Permit Test?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you as they will need to sign your application.
What do I need to know to pass my ND Permit Test?
To give yourself the best chance of passing your ND Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, DUI Laws, speed limits, traffic violations, road signs, and other topics that are covered in the ND Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the ND Permit Test to pass?
The ND Permit Test consists of 25 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 20 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the ND Permit Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your ND Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your ND Permit Test.
Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my ND Permit Test?
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an ND Driver's License.
What happens if I fail my ND Permit Test?
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their ND Permit Test. A test taker who fails may not have studied thoroughly. Or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your ND Permit Test, you will not receive your ND Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You will be able to do so as early as the next day, however, do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire ND Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the ND Permit Test you have the best chance of passing.
What happens after I pass my ND Permit Test?
If you pass your ND Permit Test, you will receive your ND Learner's Permit. If you are 14 or 15 years old, you will need to maintain your permit for 12 months or until you are 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17, you will need to wait maintain your permit for 6 months before you can take the ND Road Test. During this time, applicants under 16 should achieve 50 hours of supervised driving practice. You will also need to complete a Driver's Education course before taking the road test.
Preparing For Your ND Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my ND Driving Exam?
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. You should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, making turns, passing through intersections safely, changing lanes effectively, yielding the right of way, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, sharing the road with other drives, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane and more. Remember during your exam, your primary responsibility is to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely and effectively.
Where can I practice driving for my ND Driving Exam?
Anywhere in the North Dakota as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 18 years old or older, whenever you are behind the wheel. You should begin practicing in familiar areas then progress to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.
Do I need to learn how to parallel park for my ND Driving Exam?
Yes. You will need to learn how to parallel park for your ND Driving Exam.
Where do I take my ND Driving Exam?
You will take your exam at a local ND DOT office.
How can I schedule my ND Driving Exam?
You can schedule your ND Driving Exam online by visiting this website: https://apps.nd.gov/dot/dlts/dlos/scheduleWelcome.htm. Or you can always contact your local ND DOT office directly. Find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/docs/Drivers%20Lic%20Site...
What should I expect on my ND Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your ND Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Is there anything I should do the night before my ND Driving Exam?
The night before your ND Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. You should make sure you get a good night's rest as well.
Do I need to supply my own car for my ND Driving Exam?
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your ND Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured.
Taking Your ND Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my ND Driving Exam?
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my ND Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your ND Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid making?
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, running stop lights, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?
If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.
Who is allowed to be in the car with me during my ND Driving Exam?
During your ND Driving Exam, the only other person allowed in the vehicle, besides yourself, is your examiner.
What happens if I fail my ND Driving Exam?
If you fail the ND Driving Exam, you will not receive your ND Driver's License. You will need to reschedule to retake the ND Driving Exam. You should not rush retaking it after you have failed. You should pay attention to what your examiner indicates as your weaknesses, and you should work upon improving your driving skills before taking the exam again.
After You Have Passed The ND Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my ND Driving Exam?
After you pass your ND Driving Exam, you will receive your license. If you are under 16, your license will be a restricted license, which will have certain limitations on it e.g. you will only be able to drive your parent or legal guardian's car.
What limitations are on a ND restricted Driver's License?
Restricted licenses are generally given to successful test takers who are under 16. Mainly, if you possess a restricted license, you are only allowed to drive your parent or legal guardian's car.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry liability insurance able to cover $25,000 per person and $25,000 property damage.
What documents do I need to apply for ND car insurance?
The documents that you will need vary depending on the insurance company to which you apply. Generally, insurance companies want you to submit proof of your identity, your driving record and information about the vehicle you would like to insure.
How much does ND car insurance cost?
The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in ND?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident so insurance companies often charge more to cover this potentially risk.
Renewing Your ND Driver's License
How do I renew my ND Driver's license once it has expired?
You must renew your ND Driver's License at a local DOT office. You find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/docs/Drivers%20Lic%20Site...
Do I have to complete another vision test before I can renew my ND Driver's License?
Yes. You will need to complete another vision test when you renew your ND License.
What If You're Moving To ND Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the ND road test when I move to ND from another state?
If your license is still valid, you do not have to take the ND Driving Exam. You will need to replace your out-of-state license with a ND License within sixty days.
Is my out-of-state learner's permit valid in ND?
No. Out-of-state Learner's Permit are not valid or recognized in ND.
How long can I drive in ND with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a ND resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.
Can I drive in ND with my out-of-country license?
Yes. You are allowed to drive in North Dakota with a valid out-of-country license. If you become a resident of North Dakota you will need to obtain a North Dakota license.Question Category