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

An Ohio driver’s license is a wonderful thing to have, but it does take some work and preparation to get it. Fail to do that work and preparation, and the driver’s license may just be a little more elusive than you hoped. Fortunately, our list of resources below will help you every step of the way so that you don’t fail at the work and preparation necessary to get your Ohio driver’s license.

Teen Permit Test

The Ohio permit practice test isn’t just for teenagers! It’s for anyone who’s never had a Ohio driver’s license before, which typically means teenagers. Getting the permit is the first step toward getting the license, and it doesn’t matter at vwhat age you start.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

You only have to take the Ohio driver’s license renewal test if your license has been expired for more than six months. If it has, then it’s best to practice with this test before going to the BMV to renew your Ohio driver’s license.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are a new Ohio resident, you do not have to take the Ohio new-to-state driver’s license test if your current out-of-state license is valid. You also don’t have to take the test if it’s been expired for less than a year. Otherwise, you will have to take this test and possibly the on-road exam also.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

The Ohio driving manual is the most important resource you can have. In fact, it’s almost impossible to get your Ohio driver’s license without it. You ought to read it at least once so you are at least familiar with everything that could possibly show up on the written exam. Click the link to download the latest version of the handbook.

Road Signs Practice Test

Road signs may seem like the easiest part of the written exam, but you don’t want to get these questions wrong either. Make it easy with the Ohio road signs practice test. It specifically covers road signs, so you’ll be prepared for these questions when they appear.

Ohio 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:

17 Tips and Tricks for Driving in Severe Weather

Why Highway Driving Practice is Important

Is Your Vehicle Ready for the DMV Road Test?

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.