Nebraska DMV Practice Tests

Learning all those rules in the Nebraska driver’s manual isn't easy. However, we do have practice tests that make the learning easier, and better. Our tests include the Nebraska permit practice test and the Nebraska driver’s license renewal test.

Your Nebraska DMV Practice Tests

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Your Nebraska DMV Handbooks

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Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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

Nebraska DMV quick links for all drivers

Nebraska DMV home page
Renewal information
DMV locations
License and permit fees

New & Teen Drivers

Nebraska has several different kinds of licenses. You may apply for a Farm Husbandry Permit, which allows operation of a minitruck or farm husbandry equipment, if you are at least 13 years of age and live on a farm or are at least 14 years of age and work for a farm, and pass a tractor knowledge exam and tractor road test (or present a county extension course completion certificate, which waives the tests). You may apply for a School Learner’s Permit if you are at least 14 years of age and pass a knowledge test. You may apply for a School Permit if you are at least 14 years and 2 months of age, live at least one and a half miles away from your school, you or the school you attend are outside a city of 5,000 or more, pass a DMV-approved driver safety course, and complete 50 hours of certified driving time. You may apply for a regular Learner’s Permit if you are at least 15 years of age (you may apply 60 days before your 15th birthday but will not be issued the permit before your 15th birthday), and pass a knowledge exam. You may apply for a Provisional Operator’s Permit if you are at least 16 years of age (you may apply 60 days before your 16th birthday but will not be issued the permit before your 16th birthday), hold a School Learner’s Permit, School Permit, or Learner’s permit for at least six months, and complete a DMV-approved safety course or complete 50 hours of certified driving practice. You may apply for an Operator’s License if you are at least 17 years of age and pass a knowledge exam and road test.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Nebraska 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

Nebraska DMV quick links for new & teen drivers

How to get a driver license (over 18)
Graduated licensing program information
Approved driver safety schools
Driver training schools

New-to-State Drivers

New Nebraska residents with valid, unexpired out-of-state driver’s licenses may be required to take a road test at the discretion of driver licensing staff. If your license has been expired for more than a year, you may have to take the knowledge exam and road test. If your license has been expired for less than a year, the road test may be waived.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Nebraska 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

Nebraska DMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

New resident information

Motorcycles

Nebraska has several different kinds of licenses. Please see the Nebraska driver’s manual for the requirements for obtaining a motorcycle endorsement or license.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Nebraska 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

Nebraska DMV quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle safety education sponsors
Motorcycle road test locations and schedules

CDL

You must have a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) to drive a commercial motor vehicle in Nebraska. 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 Nebraska 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

Nebraska DMV quick links for CDL

CDL road test information

Nebraska DMV 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 and have complete a state-approved driver’s education course. 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             1year.

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 expired and you want to renew it.

Nebraska DMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

How old must you be to take the written test?

You must be at least 17 years old and have held a provisional operator’s permit for at least 12 months 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 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?

You will be allowed to waive the written and on-road tests if you provide proof of successfully completing a state-approved motorcycle rider safety training course.

What is the helmet law is this state?

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.

Nebraska Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Currently, the State of Nebraska does not require its citizens to obtain a license to operate boats or other watercraft.