It’s not easy to get your Rhode Island driver’s license. It seems simple enough, since we’ve been around cars and driving for most of our lives, but there’s a lot you need to know for the written exam and the on-road test. Our list of resources is meant to help you prepare for what you need to know, and make it that much easier to get your Rhode Island driver’s license.
Teen Permit Test
Although teens are the ones taking the permit test because they can’t get a Rhode Island driver’s license until they are 18, the Rhode Island permit practice test is really for anyone learning to drive for the first time. You need to get a permit first if you’ve never had a driver’s license before.
Renewing Driver’s License Test
If your Rhode Island driver’s license has been expired for over a year, then you will have to take the Rhode Island driver’s license renewal test. You don’t have to take the test if you renew your license before the expiration date. However, if it's over the one-year mark, you actually have to apply for a whole new Rhode Island driver's license.
New to State Driver’s License Test
New Rhode Island residents only need to take the Rhode Island new-to-state driver’s license test if the out-of-state license has been expired for over a year. Otherwise, you can get your new license without taking the test.
State Driving Manual / Handbook
There’s no way you are getting your Rhode Island driver’s license without the Rhode Island driving manual. This handbook covers everything you need to know for the written exam, so it’s important to read it at least one. Click the link to download the latest version.
Road Signs Practice Test
Road signs are a part of every step of the licensing process: the written exam, the on-road test, and even the vision test (they may ask you to identify signs as part of the test). Making a mistake could mean the difference between passing a failing. Use the Rhode Island road signs practice test to make sure you can get every road sign question right.
Rhode Island 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: