West Virginia DMV Practice Tests

Study the West Virginia driver's manual to learn the rules, but take practice tests to pass the written exam. Tests like the West Virginia driver's license renewal test and the West Virginia teen permit practice test help you to apply those rules.

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Your West Virginia DMV Handbooks

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West Virginia 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 West Virginia 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

West Virginia DMV quick links for all drivers

West Virginia DMV home page
Identification requirements
License and permit fees

New & Teen Drivers

Teens aged 15 are eligible to apply for a graduated driver’s license (GDL) instruction permit. Teens aged 16 may apply for an intermediate driver’s license once they have held their GDL instruction permit for at least 6 months, completed 50 hours of training with a parent or legal guardian, and pass the road skills test. Persons over 18 who have never held a driver’s license must obtain a Class E Instruction Permit before they can take the road test and obtain their Class E Driver’s License.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official West Virginia 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

West Virginia DMV quick links for new & teen drivers

Graduated license information
Learner’s permit information

New-to-State Drivers

New West Virginia residents with valid out-of-state licenses are eligible for a license transfer, unless the out-of-state license is expired. If your out-of-state license is expired, you are required to take the written, vision, and road skills tests before you may apply for a West Virginia driver’s license.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official West Virginia 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

West Virginia DMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

New resident information

Motorcycles

West Virginia requires all riders to obtain a motorcycle endorsement in order to operate their motorcycles. If you are under 18, West Virginia requires you to obtain a level 2 GDL before you can apply for a motorcycle instruction permit. A knowledge and road test must be completed successfully before a motorcycle endorsement can be added to your license (or a motorcycle-only license issued).

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official West Virginia 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

CDL

You must have a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) or CDL instruction permit to drive a commercial motor vehicle in West Virginia. You must already have a valid West Virginia driver’s license to apply for a CDL instruction permit. In order to obtain a CDL, you must pass a written examination and a road skills test.

Resources for CDL

Read the official West Virginia 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

West Virginia DMV quick links for CDL

CDL instruction permit information
CDL transfer information
CDL renewal information
CDL knowledge and road test information
CDL third party testers

West Virginia DMV Driving Test Info

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 25 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 19 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 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 unless it has been expired for more than             6 months.

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, then you are not required to take either part (written or on-road) of the driver’s examination unless your license has expired or you are younger than 18 years of age.

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 been expired for over 6 months and you want to renew it.

West Virginia 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 a valid West Virginia driver’s license before you can take the test. If you are under 18 years of age you must also have parental consent. Passing the test will earn you a motorcycle instruction permit, which you are required to have prior to taking the on-road test or taking a motorcycle rider training course.

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.

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. The on-road test can be waived by anyone who completes the West Virginia Motorcycle Safety Program.

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

 

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.

West Virginia Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Yes; boaters of a certain age in West Virginia are required to have a boater education card and must complete a NASBLA approved boating 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 December 31, 1986 must complete a certified boating safety education course in order to operate a motorized boat or personal watercraft on West Virginia waterways.

How many questions are on the test?

West Virginia boating safety courses are administered by a variety of different organizations including West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, 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 on the Boat West Virginia 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.