Wisconsin DMV Practice Tests

Are you ready for your Wisconsin driver’s license? No? You'll need practice tests like the Wisconsin permit practice test and the Wisconsin driver’s license renewal test. These tests prepare you for the exam that is administered by the Wisconsin DOT.

Your Wisconsin DMV Practice Tests

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Your Wisconsin DMV Handbooks

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Wisconsin Driver's License Resources

There’s a lot you need to know, and you need to prepare for, when getting your Wisconsin driver’s license. One of the most important aspects of this process is passing the written test, which can differ depending on what part of the process you’re on. To help, we have a list of resources to help you get your Wisconsin driver’s license and to prepare for the right test.

Teen Permit Test

If you are learning to drive for the first time, then the Wisconsin permit practice test is for you. You need this test, as well as the road signs test, in order to pass the permit test and to get one step closer to the Wisconsin driver’s license.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

When renewing your Wisconsin driver’s license, you only have to take your Wisconsin driver’s license renewal test if your license has already expired. Otherwise, you don’t have to take this test.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are new to the state of Wisconsin, you only have to take the Wisconsin new-to-state driver’s license test if your old license has been expired for at least eight years. If not, then you can get a Wisconsin driver’s license without taking the test.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

There’s no way you are going to get your Wisconsin driver’s license without reading the Wisconsin driving manual first. The handbook has everything you need to know about Wisconsin driving laws and has everything that’s going to be on the test. Click the link to download the latest version.

Road Signs Practice Test

Road signs appear on the written test and are a big compontent in the on-road test. Therefore, the Wisconsin road signs practice test is a must-have resource toward getting your license.

Wisconsin 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:

What to Do When Your Car is Broken Into

3 Car Maintenance Basics You Ought to Know

How a New Driver Can Save Money

Wisconsin DMV Driving Test Info

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 50 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 40 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. If they’re under 18 years of age they must provide proof of successfully completing 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 8 years, 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 and you want to renew it.

Wisconsin DMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

How old must you be to take the written test?

You must be at least 16 years old and be enrolled in a basic rider course 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, and you must wear a protective helmet at all times regardless of your age.

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?

If you are 18 or older then you can waive the on-road test if you take and pass a Basic Motorcycle Training Course.

What is the helmet law is this state?

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

Wisconsin Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Yes; boaters of a certain age in Wisconsin are required to have a boater safety certificate and must complete a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approved boating safety education course. Boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course offered by sites such as Boat-Ed.com or BoaterExam.com.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters born after January 1, 1989 must complete a certified boating safety course in order to operate motorized boat or personal watercraft on Wisconsin waterways.

How many questions are on the test?

Wisconsin 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 Boat Wisconsin 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.