Vermont DMV Practice Tests

Practice makes perfect! You don't need a perfect score on your Vermont driver's license test, but practice tests will ensure that you pass. Tests like the Vermont practice permit test and the Vermont road signs test are the practice you need!

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Vermont License & Permit 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 Vermont 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

Vermont DMV quick links for all drivers

Vermont DMV home page
Driver’s license renewal information
Driver’s license new/renewal application form
Enhanced driver’s license (EDL) information
DMV locations and hours
License and permit fees

New & Teen Drivers

Teens aged 15-17 and new drivers over the age of 18 are required to hold a Learner’s Permit (LP) in order to drive in Vermont before they have obtained a Driver’s License (DL). Persons under the age of 18 may obtain a Junior Driver’s License (JDL) after holding a LP for at least one year, completing a driver education course, and completing both a written exam and a road test. Individuals over the age of 18 may obtain a DL after passing a written exam, vision test, and road test.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Vermont 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

Vermont DMV quick links for new & teen drivers

Junior driver’s license (JDL) information
Learner’s permit information
Driver’s license/permit new/renewal application form
Driver’s training school locations

New-to-State Drivers

New Vermont residents are required to obtain a Vermont Driver License within 60 days of moving to Vermont or before their out-of-state license expires, whichever comes first. If your out-of-state license has been expired for more than one year, you may be required to take a written test before you can obtain a Vermont license. Vermont allows visitors with driver licenses from a list of specific foreign countries to operate their own private passenger vehicles for up to a year, but does not recognize any “international driver license” as valid.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Vermont 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

Vermont DMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

New resident information
Foreign license information
Driver’s license new/renewal application form

Motorcycles

Vermont requires every resident who operates a motorcycle on the highway to hold a valid operator or junior operator license. Motorcycle Learner Permits (MLP) are available upon completion of the 4-hour Vermont Motorcycle Awareness Program (VMAP) training course or after answering 20 of 25 questions correctly on the written examination for a MLP. To obtain a Motorcycle Endorsement (ME), you must appear at an examination station and answer correctly at least 20 of 25 questions on the ME written examination, as well as pass a skills test.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Vermont motorcycle manual
Take one of our free motorcycle endorsement practice tests
Check out our motorcycle endorsement frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a motorcycle endorsement test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
New-to-state motorcycle insurance

Vermont DMV quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle endorsement information
Motorcycle new/renewal application form
Vermont Motorcycle Awareness Program (VMAP) schedule

CDL

You must have a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) to drive a commercial motor vehicle in Vermont. A CLP allows a person to receive commercial driving instruction and behind-the-wheel driving experience on public roads. You must already have a valid Vermont Driver’s License (DL) to apply for a CLP. In order to obtain a CDL, you must pass a written examination and a road skills test.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Vermont 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

Vermont DMV quick links for CDL

CDL information
CDL new/renewal application form
CDL renewal information
CDL training schools

Vermont DMV Driving Test Info

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 20 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 16 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 learner’s permit for at least 12 months. If they’re under 18 years of age they must provide proof of successfully completing an 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 1 year, then you are generally not required to take either part (written or on-road) of the driver’s examination, which can be waived at the discretion of the examiner.

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 and you want to renew it.

Vermont DMV 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 junior operator’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 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.

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

No.

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.

Vermont Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Yes; boaters of a certain age in Vermont are required to have a boater education card and must complete a NASBLA approved boating education course. Boaters also have the option of taking the online safety course offered by Boat-Ed.com.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters born after January 1, 1974 must complete a certified boating safety course in order to operate a motorized boat or personal watercraft on Vermont waterways.

How many questions are on the test?

Vermont boating safety courses are administered by a variety of different organizations, and testing requirements may vary for each one. You can find a list of all approved safety courses on the Vermont State Police Marine Division website organized, which you may use to contact the instructor of a course near you for more specific information regarding testing requirements.

The online safety course generally has 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.