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.

Your West Virginia DMV Practice Tests

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Your West Virginia DMV Handbooks

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West Virginia Driver's License Resources

Getting your West Virginia driver’s license is a very confusing process. You have to prepare for both the written and the on-road exam, and there’s a lot you need to know for the tests as well as what you need to bring to the DMV. Here’s our list of resources to aid you in the process of your West Virginia driver’s license.

Teen Permit Test

Although teens are typically the ones getting their permit, the West Virginia permit practice test is for anyone learning to drive for the first time. If you’ve never had a driver’s license before, you do need to get a permit first.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

If your West Virginia driver’s license has been expired for more than six months, then you do have to take the West Virginia driver’s license renewal test. Otherwise, you don't have to take this test when you renew it.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are new to the state of West Virginia, and your current driver’s license is valid, then you don’t have to take the West Virginia new-to-state driver’s license test unless you are under 18. If it’s expired, then you might have to take the test when you try to get your West Virginia driver’s license.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

If you could only have one resource to help you get your West Virginia driver’s license, then that one resource would be the West Virginia driving manual. It has all the information you need to know to pass the test, while being accurate and up-to-date. Click the link to download the latest version.

Road Signs Practice Test

West Virginia doesn't have a separate road sign test, but that doesn't make road signs any less important. The West Virginia road signs practice test is specifically here to help you answer the road sign questions correctly.

West Virginia 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:

10 Tips for Your Behind-the-Wheel DMV Driving Test

Is Your Vehicle Ready for the DMV Road Test?

Are You Ready to Go to the DMV and Take the Written Driving Test?

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.