Ohio BMV Practice Tests

The Buckeye State isn't an easy place to get your license. Use our list of practice tests, such as the Ohio new-to-state driver's license test and the Ohio road signs practice test, as help. Getting your Ohio driver's license will never be easier.

Your Ohio BMV Practice Tests

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Your Ohio BMV Handbooks

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Ohio 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 Ohio 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

Ohio BMV quick links for all drivers

Ohio BMV home page
Renewal information
BMV locations
Identification requirements

New & Teen Drivers

In order to apply for a driver license in Ohio, you must be at least 15 years and six months of age, pass a vision screening and a knowledge exam, have a temporary instruction permit, and pass a road test. If you are under 18 years of age, you are also required to complete driver education and hold the temporary instruction permit for at least 6 months before you may apply for a driver license.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Ohio 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

Ohio BMV quick links for new & teen drivers

Graduated license information
Temporary permit information (under 18)
Temporary permit information (over 18)
Road test information
Schedule a road test online

New-to-State Drivers

New Ohio residents who already have a driver license from another state have 30 days from establishing residency in Ohio to apply for an Ohio driver license. If your out-of-state license is expired, you will be required to pass a vision screening and knowledge exam, obtain a temporary instructional permit, and pass a road test in order to get your Ohio driver license.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Ohio 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

Ohio BMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

New resident information

Motorcycles

In order to apply for a motorcycle license or motorcycle endorsement in Ohio, you must be at least age 15 years and six months, present a temporary instructional permit, and either pass a road test or complete a Basic Rider Course. In order to obtain a temporary instructional permit, you must pass a vision screening and knowledge exam. If you are under 18 years of age, you must meet the requirements for the graduated driver license, hold the temporary instructional permit for at least six months, complete driver education, complete at least 50 hours of driving, and complete a motorcycle safety course before you may apply for a motorcycle license or endorsement.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Ohio 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

Ohio BMV quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle license information
Ohio Basic Rider Course locations and schedules

CDL

You must have a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) or Commercial Learner Permit (CLP) to drive a commercial motor vehicle in Oregon. You must be at least 18 years of age, hold a valid Ohio driver license, and successfully pass the knowledge and skills tests to be issued a CDL. If you wish to practice before taking the skills test, you must have a CLP. In order to apply for a CLP, you must meet all the criteria for the CDL, but you do not have to take the skills test.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Ohio 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

Ohio BMV quick links for CDL

CDL information
CDL testing locations

Ohio BMV Driving Test Info

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 20 questions regarding motor vehicle regulations and 20 questions regarding road signs on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 15 questions correctly in each section of the test 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 held a temporary permit for at least 6 months. 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             6 months.

If you’re new to state are you required to take the written test?

Yes, even 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 still required to take the written examination when applying for your Ohio driver’s license.

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 6 months and you want to renew it.

Ohio BMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

How old must you be to take the written test?

You must be at least 15 and ½ years old before you can take the test. If you are under 18 years of age you must also have parental consent. Passing the written test will earn you a temporary motorcycle learner’s permit. You must first have a motorcycle permit before you can take a motorcycle safety course or the on-road examination.

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. Additionally, you are also required to wear a protective helmet and protective eyewear at all times regardless of your age.

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. If you complete the Motorcycle Ohio Basic Rider Course then you will be able to waive the on-road test.

Are there any other state specific age requirements or restrictions for motorcycles?

Drivers under the age of 18 are required to complete Motorcycle Ohio Basic Rider Course before they can receive a motorcycle endorsement.

What is the helmet law is this state?

Any operator or passenger of a motorcycle who is under 18 or holding a license with the “novice” designation is required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle. Additionally, any passengers on a motorcycle being operated by someone required to wear a helmet will also be required to wear one.

Ohio Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Yes; boaters of a certain age in Ohio are required to have a boating education certificate and must complete a boating education course approved by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and NASBLA. Boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course offered by sites such as Boat-Ed.com or BoatUS.org.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters born after January 1, 1982 who are of legal age must complete a certified boating safety course in order to operate a motorboat with more than 10 HP on Ohio waterways.

How many questions are on the test?

Ohio boating safety courses are administered by a variety of different organizations including ODNR, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the US Power Squadron, and testing requirements may vary for each one. You can find a list of all approved safety courses on the ODNR website organized by region, which you may 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.