District of Columbia Permit Practice Test
Cruise away with your D.C. driving permit with ease when you study with a free practice test! There’s no better way to sure you’re fully prepared to pass your D.C. DMV permit exam on the first try. This free D.C. permit practice test includes state-specific questions that are based on the most up-to-date DMV info and D.C. traffic regulations, and replicates the format of the real test so that you’ll know exactly what to expect.
Your practice test is comprised of 25 multiple-choice questions, with a passing score of 80% (that’s 20 questions answered correctly). Each answer includes detailed explanations with references to where you can find more information for further study. And because we know everyone misses questions when they’re first studying, you’ll receive real-time feedback as you go, with a comprehensive review at the end of your practice test to help you identify where to go back and focus your study. The best part is that you can take this free D.C. permit practice test as many times as you want, so you will be prepared for anything the D.C. DMV throws at you.
D.C. Permit Practice Test FAQs:
What should I expect on the Washington, D.C. permit test?
The D.C. permit exam includes questions on D.C. vehicle laws and driving regulations that you can find in the driver’s handbook. You’ll have 60 minutes to complete your test. If you fail, you’ll need to wait at least 3 days before you can test again, and you can test up to 6 times within a 1-year period before you’d need to wait a full year before retesting.
Is this free D.C. practice test accurate?
Yes, this free Washington, D.C. permit practice test includes up-to-date and regularly reviewed
info pulled directly from the most recent D.C. DMV driver handbook.
How do I earn my D.C. driver’s license?
To earn your D.C. driver’s license, you must be at least 17 years old. All drivers under 21 years old must also first acquire a learner’s permit—available once you’re at least 16 years old—and hold it for at least 6 months while you practice driving, accumulating at least 40 hours of supervised practice hours. Then you can take your road test and earn your provisional license. After holding your provisional license for at least 6 months, you can graduate to a full D.C. driver’s license.
If you’re 21 years old or older, a learner’s permit is optional to obtain your license, but it’s required if you plan to practice driving on D.C. roads in any way. You must be fully prepared to pass both the written knowledge exam and the behind-the-wheel road test.