Pennsylvania PennDOT Practice Tests

If getting your Pennsylvania driver's license, then our series of practice tests will help. It includes the Pennsylvania road signs practice test and the Pennsylvania new-to-state driver's license test. Take a test right now to get started!

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Your Pennsylvania PennDOT Handbooks

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Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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

Pennsylvania DoT quick links for all drivers

Pennsylvania DoT home page
Renewal information
Renew online
DoT locations
Identification requirements
License and permit fees

New & Teen Drivers

In order to apply for a driver license in Pennsylvania, you must be at least 16 years of age, hold an Initial Learner’s Permit, take a vision screening, complete a knowledge exam, and pass a road test. If you are under 18 years of age, you are also required to complete 65 hours of adult-supervised skill-building. You may only be issued an Initial Learner’s Permit if you are at least 15 and a half years of age, have completed the vision screening, and passed the knowledge exam.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Pennsylvania 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

Pennsylvania DoT quick links for new & teen drivers

Steps to get a driver license
Teen driver information hub
Schedule a road test online

New-to-State Drivers

New Pennsylvania residents with out-of-state driver’s licenses must apply for a Pennsylvania driver’s license within 60 days of establishing residency in the state. If your out-of-state license has been expired for more than six months, you are required to apply for an Initial Learner’s Permit and then pass the road test before you can issued a Pennsylvania driver’s license.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Pennsylvania 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

Pennsylvania DoT quick links for new-to-state drivers

New resident information

Motorcycles

In order to apply for a motorcycle license in Pennsylvania, you must be at least 16 years of age, pass a vision screening, and take a motorcycle knowledge test. Once you pass the screening and knowledge test, you will be issued a learner’s permit. After you receive the learner’s permit, may either schedule a skills test with a Driver License Center or take a training course through the Motorcycle Safety Program, which includes a skills test that, if completed successfully, exempts you from the Driver’s License Center’s skills test. If you are under 18, you must hold a permit for at least 6 months, accumulate 65 hours of supervised riding time, and successfully complete a Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program Basic Rider Course before you can take the skills test.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Pennsylvania 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

Pennsylvania DoT quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle license information
Find a Basic Rider Course

CDL

You must have a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) to drive a commercial motor vehicle in Pennsylvania. You must be at least 18 years of age, hold a non-commercial driver’s license, and pass a knowledge test in order to be issued a CLP. In order to obtain a CDL, you must obtain a CLP and then pass a skills test.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Pennsylvania 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

Pennsylvania DoT quick links for CDL

CDL information

Pennsylvania PennDOT Driving Test Info

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 18 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 15 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 held a driving permit for at least 6 months. If they’re under 18 years of age, they are required to complete a state-approved driver’s education course and 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.

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 6 months, 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 for a significant amount of time and you want to renew it.

Pennsylvania PennDOT Motorcycle Permit Test Info

How old must you be to take the written test?

You must be at least 16 years old and have held a driving permit for at least 6 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. If you do not currently have a driver’s license, then you must also be supervised by a licensed motorcyclist at all times.

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?

Both the written and on-road tests can be waived by anyone who completes Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) Basic Rider Course.

What is the helmet law is this state?

Any operator or passenger of a motorcycle who is under 18 is required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle.

Pennsylvania Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Yes; boaters of a certain age in Pennsylvania are required to have a boater safety education certificate and must complete a boating education course approved by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission 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 must complete a certified boating safety course in order to operate a motorized boat with more than 25 HP on Pennsylvania waterways. Additionally, a boater safety education certificate is required for anyone wanting to operate a personal watercraft, regardless of age.

How many questions are on the test?

Pennsylvania boating safety courses are administered by a variety of different organizations including 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 online 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.