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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your HI Permit Test
- What happens after I pass my HI Permit Test?
- What do I need to know to pass my HI Permit Test?
- How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the HI Permit Test to pass?
- Is the HI Permit Test open book?
- Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my HI Permit Test?
- What happens if I fail my HI Permit Test?
- Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my HI Permit Test?
- At what age am I eligible to take the HI Permit Test?
- What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my HI Permit Test?
- How much does a Hawaii Permit cost?
If you pass your HI Permit Test, you will receive your HI Learner's Permit. If you are under 18, you will need to maintain your HI Learner's Permit for 180 days. During this time, you will need to complete thirty hours of classroom driver education, six of which need to be behind the wheel, and at least fifty hours of driving practice, ten of which must be completed at night.
To give yourself the best chance of passing your HI Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, accident procedures, pedestrian safety, speed limits, pavement markings, cyclist safety, traffic violations, traffic signs, and other topics that are covered in the HI Driver's Manual.
The HI Permit Test consists of 30 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 25 of those 30 questions correctly in order to pass.
No. You are not allowed to use your HI Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your HI Permit Test.
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an HI Driver's License.
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their HI 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 HI Permit Test, you will not receive your HI Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You will be able to do so after a week has passed, however, do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire HI Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the HI Permit Test you have the best chance of passing. You will need to pay the $2 each retake.
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you as they will need to sign your application. If they are unable to accompany you, then your parent or legal guardian will need to sign your application in front of a notary public official.
In HI, the minimum age requirement is 15 1/2 years old, and at 16 you can apply for your provisional license.
On the day of your HI Permit Test, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your Social Security Number and your lawful presence in the United States. If you are under 18 and your parent or legal guardian unable to bring you, you will need to bring a notarized application signed by your parent or legal guardian.
The written test cost $2, the permit costs between $5 and $10.