Oregon DMV Practice Tests

To pass the written exam, one needs to take practice. Take practice tests like the Oregon permit practice test and the Oregon driver's license renewal test here. We also have other test that will help you in getting your Oregon driver's license.

Your Oregon DMV Practice Tests

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Your Oregon DMV Handbooks

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Oregon 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 Oregon 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

Oregon DMV quick links for all drivers

Oregon DMV home page
Renewal information
License FAQ
DMV locations
Identification requirements
License and permit fees
License forms and applications

New & Teen Drivers

In order to apply for a driver license in Oregon, you must be at least 16 years of age. If you are 18 years of age or older, you must pass a vision screening, knowledge exam, and drive test. If you are 16 to 17 years of age, you must have held a valid instruction permit from Oregon or another state for at least six months; complete either 100 hours of supervised driving time or 50 hours of supervised driving time and an ODOT-approved traffic safety education course; pass a Safe Driving Practices knowledge exam; and pass the drive test, unless you present a hard plastic Driver Education Certificate of Completion card issued by the State of Oregon Transportation Safety Division, which you may use to waive the drive test requirement. In order to apply for an instruction permit, you must be at least 15 years of age and pass a knowledge test.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Oregon 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

Oregon DMV quick links for new & teen drivers

How to get a driver license (over 18)
How to get a driver license (under 18)
How to get an instruction permit (over 18)
How to get an instruction permit (under 18)
Knowledge test information
Drive test information
Private party drive tests
Map of approved driver education providers
Teen driving home page

New-to-State Drivers

New Oregon residents with valid out-of-state driver licenses must exchange it for an Oregon driver license. You must pass a knowledge exam, but may not be required to take a drive test in order to exchange your out-of-state license for an Oregon driver license.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Oregon 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

Oregon DMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

New resident information

Motorcycles

In order to apply for a motorcycle instruction permit in Oregon, you must be at least 16 years old, have a valid Oregon driver license, and pass a knowledge test. To obtain a full endorsement, you must also complete a motorcycle rider education program through TEAM OREGON. No skills test is required if you successfully complete the rider education program.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Oregon 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

Oregon DMV quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle endorsement information
Motorcycle permit information
Basic Rider Course locations and schedules

CDL

You must have a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) or CDL instruction permit (CIP) to drive a commercial motor vehicle in Oregon. You must be at least 18 years of age, hold a non-commercial driver’s license or qualify for one, and successfully pass the knowledge and skills tests to be issued a CDL. If you wish to practice before taking the skills test, or if you want to take the skills test with a third party tester, you must have a CIP. In order to apply for a CIP, 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 Oregon 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

Oregon DMV quick links for CDL

CDL information
CDL renewal information
Knowledge test information
Skills test information
Map of third party CDL testers
List of certified CDL driver training schools

Oregon DMV Driving Test Info

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 35 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 28 questions correctly in order to pass.

If you fail when can you retake the test?

You can retake the test again after 1 day if you have failed the test less than three times. On your fourth and any subsequent failures, there is a mandatory waiting period of 28 days before you can retake the test.

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 driving 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 is expired. However, if the licensed has been expired for over 1 year then you will not be allowed to renew it, and must instead apply for a new driver’s license.

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 been expired for over 1 year and you want to obtain a new one.

Oregon DMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

How old must you be to take the written test?

You must be at least 16 years old and either have or qualify for an Oregon driver’s license 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. If you complete a “Team Oregon” Intermediate Rider Training (IRT) course then you may waive the on-road test only; if you complete a “Team Oregon” Basic Rider Training (BRT) course then you may waive both the written and on-road tests.

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

Currently, all drivers under the age of 41 are required to complete a motorcycle rider education course in order to obtain a motorcycle endorsement on their license. However, the minimum age for exemption from this law will be increased each year until 2015, when all riders will be required to complete a motorcycle rider 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.

Oregon Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Yes; boaters of a certain age in Oregon are required to have a boater education card and must complete a NASBLA approved boating education course. 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?

As of 2001, all boaters must complete a certified boating safety course in order to operate motorized boat or personal watercraft on Oregon waterways.

How many questions are on the test?

Oregon boating safety courses are administered by a variety of different organizations including Oregon State Marine Board, 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 Boat Oregon website organized by county, 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.