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North Dakota DOT Practice Tests

Whether you need to take the North Dakota teen permit test, or the North Dakota new-to-state driver' s license test, there's something for everyone here. Check out our practice tests, which will help you get your North Dakota driver's license.

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North Dakota DOT Practice Tests

North Dakota Driver's License Practice Test

North Dakota Driver's License Practice Test

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North Dakota Driver's License Practice Test
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North Dakota Driver's License Practice Test 2

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North Dakota Driver's License Practice Test 2
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North Dakota Driver's License Practice Test 3

North Dakota Driver's License Practice Test 3

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North Dakota Driver's License Practice Test 3
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North Dakota Driver's License Practice Test 4

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North Dakota Driver's License Practice Test 4
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North Dakota Driver's License Practice Test 5

North Dakota Driver's License Practice Test 5

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North Dakota Road Signs and Traffic Signals Test

North Dakota Road Signs and Traffic Signals Test

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North Dakota Road Signs and Traffic Signals Test
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North Dakota DOT Handbooks

North Dakota CDL Handbook

North Dakota CDL Handbook

North Dakota CDL Handbook
North Dakota Driver's License Handbook

North Dakota Driver's License Handbook

North Dakota Driver's License Handbook
North Dakota Motorcycle Handbook

North Dakota Motorcycle Handbook

North Dakota Motorcycle Handbook

North Dakota DOT Frequently Asked Questions

Table of Contents

  • After You Have Passed the Driving Exam (or Road Test)
  • Applying for Your North Dakota License
  • Preparing For Your ND Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Preparing For Your ND Permit Test
  • Renewing Your ND License
  • Taking Your ND Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your ND Permit Test
  • What If I Failed My Road Test?
  • What If I'm Moving to North Dakota or Just Visiting?
If I'm under 18, are there any limits to my driver's license?

Yes. While driving on your North Dakota instruction permit, you will ONLY be allowed to operate a vehicle while accompanied by a:

  • Parent or legal guardian.
  • Certified driving instructor.
  • A fully-licensed passenger who has had a license for at least 3 years.

What happens after I pass my ND road test?

After passing the North Dakota road test, you'll be eligible to receive your license.

Once I have my permit, who can I drive with?

While driving on your permit, you'll be able to drive with:

  • A parent or legal guardian.
  • A licensed driving instructor.
  • A fully-licensed passenger who's had their license at least 3 years.

You may not drive unless accompanied by one of the above.

Once I get my ND permit, what do I need to do before I can drive with my parents?

Once you earn your North Dakota learner's permit, you will automatically be eligible to drive with your parents.

What are the auto insurance requirements for ND drivers?

North Dakota auto insurance minimum requirements include:

  • Bodily injury: $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident.
  • Property damage: $25,000 per accident.
  • Uninsured motorist: $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident.
  • Underinsured motorist: $25,000 per person/$50,000 per accident.
  • Basic personal injury protection: $150 per week with a $30,000 maximum.

How To Get A North Dakota Driver’s License

Driving can afford wonderful freedom—but only if you can prove you’re responsible.

In order to legally drive in North Dakota, you must pass a number of tests that show the North Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT) that you can handle a vehicle and follow the rules of the road.

Still, the process looks slightly different, depending on your age and the type of vehicle you want to drive.

North Dakota License (Under Age 18)

You can start the process of applying for your North Dakota license once you turn 14 years old.

But if you’re under 18 years old, there are a few extra steps you’ll have to complete first.

Learner’s Permit

The first step toward getting a full driver’s license in North Dakota is getting your instruction permit.

Once you’re old enough and ready, start by scheduling an appointment with the ND Department of Transportation. At this visit, you’ll have to:

  • Bring proof of your:
    • Identity.
    • Social Security number.
    • North Dakota residence.
  • Pass the:
    • Vision test.
    • Written driving test.
  • Pay the appropriate fee.

Your parent or guardian will also have to be with you to sign paperwork on your behalf.

Once the paperwork is filed, tests passed, and fee paid, you’ll be issued your learner’s permit.

ND Learner’s Permit Restrictions

Your ND permit comes with some restrictions.

While driving on your instruction permit in North Dakota, you will ONLY be able to drive when accompanied by:

  • A parent or guardian.
  • Your driving education instructor.
  • A fully-licensed passenger who’s had their license for at least 3 years.

If you’re under 16 years old, you will only be allowed to operate a vehicle that is owned by a(n):

  • Parent or legal guardian.
  • Grandparent.
  • Aunt.
  • Uncle.
  • Sibling.

If you’re under 16 years old, you will also not be allowed to drive between either sunset or 9 p.m. (whichever comes later) and 5 a.m., UNLESS:

  • Accompanied by one of the above approved passengers.
  • You’re driving to or home from:
    • School or a school event.
    • Work.
    • Church or a church event.

Driver’s License

After practicing on your permit, you’ll be eligible to apply for your full driver’s license. But before you can take the final step, you’ll need to:

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Practice on your learner’s permit:
    • For at least 6 months.

OR

Once those requirements have been met, you can earn your license by either:

  • Taking the driving exam.
  • Applying to have your driving test waived.


To qualify for the waiver, you’ll need to:

Regardless of which path you take, to get your license, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with the Department of Transportation and bring:

If your driving test was waived, you’ll be issued your driver’s license at this time. If it wasn’t, you’ll have to take the driving test. In that case, you’ll also have to bring documents for the vehicle you’re testing in, including proof of valid and up-to-date:

  • Liability insurance.
  • Registration.

After passing the test and paying the fee, you’ll be issued your North Dakota driver’s license. Congratulations!

Driver’s License (Age 18+)

If you’re applying for a first-time driver’s license in North Dakota and you’re 18 or older, the process is a bit more streamlined.

To start, you’ll have to visit the DOT in order to pass:

  • The written knowledge test.
  • A vision test.

To do so, schedule an appointment with your closest participating DOT office, and make sure to bring:

After passing the exam and paying the fee, you’ll be able to schedule your driving exam.

Road Skills Exam

To earn your full license, you’ll have to take the road skills exam. There’s no required waiting period to take this test in North Dakota.

If you didn’t already after passing your knowledge test, schedule an appointment with the DOT. Make sure to bring:

The vehicle you test in will also need current and valid:

  • Liability insurance.
  • Registration.

After successfully passing the test and paying the fee, you’ll be issued your full driver’s license. Congratulations!

Transferring an Out-of-State License

Welcome to North Dakota!

If you’re new to the state, you’ll have to transfer your out-of-state license within 60 days of relocating.

To do so, visit your closest participating Department of Transportation office and bring:

You’ll also need to pass a vision exam at this appointment.

Once all of the above credentials have been met, you’ll be issued your new North Dakota license!

North Dakota DOT Motorcycle Permit & License Info

To legally drive a motorcycle in North Dakota, you’ll have to add an endorsement to your regular driver’s license.

In order to apply, you must:

  • Be at least 14 years old.
  • Already have a valid North Dakota license or permit.

Once the requirement are met, there are two ways to complete the process. You can either:

If you’re under 16, you can still apply through the DMV, but you are also required to take the course.

Motorcycle Safety Course

This is the easiest way to earn your ND motorcycle license. As long as you pass the course, you’ll be given paperwork that waive any state DMV testing.

To turn your effort into an endorsement, simply arrive at the DMV with:

  • The course completion certificate.
  • Your current, valid ND driver’s license or permit.
  • The motorcycle license fee.

If you don’t have a ND driver’s license, you will also have to bring acceptable proof of your:

  • Identity.
  • North Dakota residence.
  • Social Security number.

Once the paperwork is filed and fees are paid, you’ll be issued your motorcycle license.

ND Motorcycle Permit

If you choose to test through the state, you’ll have to earn your motorcycle permit first. This involves passing a:

  • Vision test.
  • Written motorcycle exam.

In order to do so, schedule an appointment with the closest participating DMV office and bring:

  • Your current, valid ND license or permit.
  • The appropriate fee.
  • A parent or legal guardian to sign paperwork on your behalf, if you’re younger than 18.

If you don’t have a ND driver’s license, you will also have to bring acceptable proof of your:

  • Identity.
  • New Mexico residence.
  • Social Security number.

After the paperwork is filed and fees are paid, you’ll be issued your motorcycle permit.

ND Motorcycle Permit Restrictions

While practicing on your permit, you’ll have a few restrictions, including NO driving:

  • Between sunset and sunrise.
  • While carrying any passengers.

All new riders must also wear a helmet at all times.

North Dakota Motorcycle License

To turn your motorcycle permit into an endorsement, you’ll need to pass the on-road skills exam.

Schedule another appointment with the DMV (note, not all offices offer this service) and bring:

  • Your current, valid motorcycle permit.
  • The appropriate fee.
  • Proof of a basic rider course completion, if you’re under 16.
  • A parent or legal guardian to sign paperwork on your behalf, if you’re younger than 18.

If you don’t have a ND driver’s license, you will also have to bring acceptable proof of your:

  • Identity.
  • New Mexico residence.
  • Social Security number.

Once the above is complete and the test is passed, you’ll be issued your motorcycle license. Congratulations!

North Dakota CDL Requirements

The first step toward getting your commercial driver’s license is getting your commercial learner’s permit (CLP).

The process involves passing your written knowledge exam. To take it, visit your closest DOT office and bring:

  • Your current, valid ND driver’s license.
  • A completed medical self-certification form/waiver.
  • Proof of your:
    • Legal presence in the United States.
    • Identity.
    • New Mexico residency.
  • The CLP fee.

After the paperwork is filed, the fee paid and the test passed, you’ll be issued your CLP. You must hold this credential for at least 14 days before you can take the road test.

While practicing on your permit, you are also required to drive with a CDL-holder who’s at least 21 years old.

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

To turn your CLP into a CDL, you’ll have to pass the driving skills exam. Note, only some DOT offices will be able to schedule this test.

Make sure to bring with you:

  • Your current, valid CLP.
  • Your current, valid driver’s license.

You must arrive to this appointment with a CDL-holding passenger who’s at least 21 years old. The vehicle you test in must also have current and valid:

  • Insurance.
  • Registration.

After passing the test and paying the fee, you’ll need to return to a regular DOT office to:

  • Turn in your test results.
  • Pay the CDL fee.

After everything has been logged in the system, you’ll be issued your CDL.