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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your VT Permit Test

No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an VT Driver's License.
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their VT 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 VT Permit Test, you will not receive your VT Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You will be able to do so as early as the next business day, however, do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire VT Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the VT Permit Test you have the best chance of passing.
If you pass your VT Permit Test, you will receive your VT Learner's Permit. If you are over 18, you can apply for your license whenever you are ready. If you are under 18, you will need to maintain your VT Learner's Permit for a year before you can take the VT Driving Exam. During this time, you should complete forty hours of behind-the-wheel training.
The VT Permit Test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 16 of those 20 questions correctly in order to pass.
No. You are not allowed to use your VT Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your VT Permit Test.
In Vermont, the minimum age requirement is 15 years old.
On the day of your VT Permit Test, you will need to bring proof of your identity, proof of your residency in Vermont and your Social Security Number. If you are under 18, your Learner's Permit application will need to be signed by your parent or legal guardian.
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you as they will need to sign your application.
To give yourself the best chance of passing your VT 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, and other topics that are covered in the VT Driver's Manual.