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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your West Virginia Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your WV Permit Test
  • Taking Your WV Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your WV Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your WV Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The WV Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your WV Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To WV Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your West Virginia Driver's License
When am I eligible to apply for my WV Learner's Permit?
In WV, the minimum age requirement is 15 years old.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my WV Learner's Permit?
When you apply for your WV Learner's Permit, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your Social Security Number and two documents that prove your residency in West Virginia. If you are under 18, you will also need to submit a School Eligibility Form.
Where should I go to apply for my WV license?
You are able to apply at any local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Regional-Offices/Pages/default.aspx
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my WV Permit Test if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you.
Can I contact my WV DMV office?
Absolutely. You can visit your local DMV office in person or by calling. You can find available locations, hours and numbers near you by visiting this website: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Regional-Offices/Pages/default.aspx
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a WV Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your WV license.
Where do I take my WV Driver's License photo?
You must take your WV Driver's license photo at the DMV office. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would wear normally. It's extremely important that your face is clearly shown and recognizable. Look straight at the camera and do not smile, as a resting face is easier to identify.
Preparing For Your WV Permit Test
What should I use to study for my WV Permit Test?
The best way to study for the WV Permit Test is to read the entire West Virginia Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the WV Driver's Manual.
Where can I find a copy of the WV Driver's Manual?
You can find a copy of the WV Driver's Manual by visiting the WV DMV website (http://www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Manuals/Documents/Manuals/2013-Driv...) and downloading a copy.
Are there any chapters of the WV Driver's Manual that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your WV Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic violations, road signs, signaling devices and many more topics that are covered in the WV Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the WV Permit Test to pass?
The WV Permit Test consists of 25 multiple questions. You will need to answer 19 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.
Where can I go to take my WV Permit Test?
You will need to take your WV Permit Test at a local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Regional-Offices/Pages/default.aspx
Is there anything I should do the night before my WV Permit Test?
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website [link]. Get a good night's rest as well.
What should I do when I am ready to take my WV Permit Test?
Once you have studied thoroughly for your WV Permit Test, you should gather the necessary documents and visit your local DMV office to take your exam.
Taking Your WV Permit Test
At what age am I eligible to take the WV Permit Test?
In WV, the minimum age requirement is 15 years old.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my WV Permit Test?
On the day of your WV Permit Test, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your Social Security Number and two documents that prove your residency in West Virginia. If you are under 18, you will also need to submit a School Eligibility Form.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my WV Permit Test?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you.
What do I need to know to pass my WV Permit Test?
To give yourself the best chance of passing your WV Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic violations, road signs, signaling devices and many more topics that are covered in the WV Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the WV Permit Test to pass?
The WV Permit Test consists of 25 multiple questions. You will need to answer 19 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the WV Permit Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your WV Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your WV Permit Test.
Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my WV Permit Test?
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an WV Driver's License.
What happens if I fail my WV Permit Test?
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their WV Permit Test. A test taker who fails may not have studied thoroughly. Or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your WV Permit Test, you will not receive your WV Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You are able to do so after one week has passed, however, do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire WV Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the WV Permit Test you have the best chance of passing.
What happens after I pass my WV Permit Test?
If you pass your WV Permit Test, you will receive your WV Learner's Permit. In most instances, applicants will need to maintain their Learner's Permit for 6 months before they can take their WV Driving Exam. During this time, you should complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training. If you are over 18, you may only need to maintain your Learner's Permit for a minimum of thirty days.
Preparing For Your WV Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my WV Driving Exam?
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. You should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, passing through intersections safely, changing lanes effectively, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, sharing the road with other drives, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane and more. Remember during your exam, your primary responsibility is to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely and effectively.
Where can I practice driving for my WV Driving Exam?
Anywhere in West Virginia as long the road or street is public and as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older, whenever you are behind the wheel. You should begin practicing in familiar areas then progress to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.
Do I need to learn how to parallel park for my WV Driving Exam?
Yes. You will need to learn how to parallel park for your WV Driving Exam.
Where do I take my WV Driving Exam?
You will take your exam at your local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Regional-Offices/Pages/default.aspx
What should I expect on my WV Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your WV Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Is there anything I should do the night before my WV Driving Exam?
The night before your WV Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. You should make sure you get a good night's rest.
Do I need to supply my own car for my WV Driving Exam?
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your WV Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured.
Taking Your WV Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my WV Driving Exam?
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you. If they are unable to do so, you will need to submit a written consent form signed by your parent or legal guardian.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my WV Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your WV Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid making?
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?
If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.
Who is allowed to be in the car with me during my WV Driving Exam?
During your WV Driving Exam, the only other person allowed in the vehicle, besides yourself, is your examiner.
What happens if I fail my WV Driving Exam?
If you fail the WV Driving Exam, you will not receive your WV Driver's License. You will be able to retake the exam. However, you should not rush retaking it after you have failed. You should pay attention to what your examiner indicates as your weaknesses, and you should work upon improving your driving skills.
After You Have Passed The WV Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my WV Driving Exam?
After you pass your WV Driving Exam, you will receive your license.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry liability insurance able to cover at least $20,000 for each person of the other vehicle, $40,000 for death or injuries and $10,000 property damage.
What documents do I need to apply for WV car insurance?
The documents that you will need vary depending on the insurance company to which you apply. Generally, insurance companies want you to submit proof of your identity, your driving record and information about the vehicle you would like to insure.
How much does WV car insurance cost?
The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in WV?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident so insurance companies often charge more to cover this potentially risk.
Renewing Your WV Driver's License
How do I renew my WV Driver's license once it has expired?
You must renew your WV Driver's License at a local DMV office. You find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/regional-offices/Pages/default.aspx
Do I have to complete another vision test before I can renew my WV Driver's License?
Yes. You will need to complete another vision test when you renew your WV License.
What If You're Moving To WV Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the WV road test when I move to WV from another state?
If your license is still valid, you do not have to take the WV Driving Exam. You will need to replace your out-of-state license with a WV License within thirty days of your move. To do so you will need to pass WV Vision Test, and you will need to attend and complete an alcohol awareness course.
Is my out-of-state learner's permit valid in WV?
Yes. West Virginia recognizes valid out-of-state Learner's Permits. You will need to follow the laws of the home/issue state.
How long can I drive in WV with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a WV resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.Question Category