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!

Your Pennsylvania PennDOT Practice Tests

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Your Pennsylvania PennDOT Handbooks

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Pennsylvania Driver’s License Resources

Getting your Pennsylvania driver’s license can be a time-consuming and confusion process. However, it’s only this way if you don’t prepare appropriately. Our list of resources will reduce time and confusion by showing you what you need to know for the tests and any other pertinent information.

Teen Permit Test

Don’t let the name fool you! The Pennsylvania permit practice test isn’t just for teens, but for anyone needing to get their permit (although it is great for teenagers). The permit is the first step toward getting your Pennsylvania driver’s license if you’ve never held a license before.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

When renewing your Pennsylvania driver’s license, you only need to take the Pennsylvania driver’s license renewal test if it has already expired. Otherwise, you don’t have to take the test.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are new to the state of Pennsylvania, but hold a valid driver’s license from another state, then you aren’t required to take the Pennsylvania new-to-state driver’s license test. Only those who are new to the state, and who have a licensed that has been expired for more than six months, have to take the test.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

If you’re planning to get your Pennsylvania driver’s license without the Pennsylvania driving handbook, then don’t plan to go very far. This handbook is one of the few resources that has everything you need to know for the test, and is trusted to be accurate and up-to-date. Click the link to access the latest version.

Road Signs Practice Test

Road signs are one of the few things that shows up at all points of the licensing process: the written exam, the on-road test, and during Maryland driver’s license renewal process(to test your vision, they may ask you to identify road signs. Therefore, knowing them is a big deal. Use the Pennsylvania road signs practice test as a way to refresh your knowledge.

Pennsylvania 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:

Night Driving Laws in Pennsylvania

Driver's License Needed to Vote in Pennsylvania

Safe Driving Tips for Driving Test – Unfamiliar Traffic Situations

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.