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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your TN Permit Test

If you pass your TN Permit Test, you will receive your TN Learner's Permit. If you are under 18, before being able to take your TN Driving Exam, you will need to complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training.
To give yourself the best chance of passing your TN Permit Test you should study all chapters and sections of the TN Driver's Manual. The exam will test your knowledge of speed limits, safety laws, pavement markings, traffic signs, defensive driving, highways, parking situations, crosswalks, intersections and many more basic rules of the road.
The TN Permit Test consists of 30 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 24 questions correctly in order to pass successfully.
No. You are not allowed to use your TN Driver's Manual or any other study materials while you take your TN Permit Test.
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an TN Driver's License.
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their TN 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 TN Permit Test, you will not receive your TN Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You are able to do so after a 7 day waiting period. You will need to pay a $2 test fee. Of not rush retaking the exam. Take your time before you retake. Read the entire TN Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website so that the next time you take the exam you have the best chance of passing the TN Permit Test.
On the day of your TN Permit Test, you need to submit two documents that prove your identity, two documents that prove your residency in Tennessee and your Social Security Number. If you are under 18, you need also bring proof of your school attendance.
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you as they will need to sign a minor/teenage affidavit and assume financial responsibility by signing a financial responsibility form.
In TN, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 years old.