The New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles is a confusing and time-consuming place. You don’t want to spend an hour or two there, only to fail the written exam and not get your New Hampshire driver’s license. To make sure your time and effort is well spent, our list of resources below are meant to prepare your for the written exam and tell you what you need to know.
Although New Hampshire doesn't have a permit, the New Hampshire knowledge test is for those obtaining the Youth Operator License. It's the first step for teenagers before they can get the full New Hampshire driver's license.
Renewing Driver’s License Test
When renewing your New Hampshire driver’s license, you only have to take the New Hampshire driver’s license renewal test if your license has been expired for more than three years. Otherwise, you do not have to take the test.
New to State Driver’s License Test
If you are a new New Hampshire resident, you do not need to take the New Hampshire new-to-state driver’s license test if your current license is valid. You also don’t need to take it if it has been expired for less than a year. Otherwise, you will have to take the written test so use this practice test to prepare. However, if you are under 18, you do have to take this test, no matter the validity of your out-of-state license.
State Driving Manual / Handbook
Without the New Hampshire driving manual, it’s unlikely that you’ll get your New Hampshire driver’s license, at least on the first attempt. Use this handbook to go over everything that could possibly show up on the written exam or the on-road test. Click the link to download the latest version.
Road Signs Practice Test
New Hampshire is one of the few states to have a separate road sign section when taking the writtn exam for the New Hampshire driver’s license. So, use the New Hampshire road sign practice test to ensure that you pass both the written exam and/or the on-road test.
New Hampshire 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: