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Nebraska DMV Practice Tests

Learning all those rules in the Nebraska driver’s manual isn't easy. However, we do have practice tests that make the learning easier, and better. Our tests include the Nebraska permit practice test and the Nebraska driver’s license renewal test.

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Table of Contents

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

Yes. Nebraska employs a graduated driver's license (GDL) program, which allocates restrictions and responsibilities over a period of time, until you earn your full license.

Restrictions include:

  • On your School Learner's Permit (LPE), School Permit (SCP) or Learner's Permit (LPD):
    • Passengers can only be members of your immediate family.
    • Must be accompanied by a fully-licensed passenger who's at least 21 years old.
  • On your Provisional Operator's Permit (POP):
    • No unsupervised driving between midnight and 6 a.m.
      • Must have a fully-licensed passenger who's at least 21 years old.
    • Only 1 passenger under age 19 during the first 6 months.
      • Does not apply to immediate family members.

Once you turn 17, you'll be eligible for your full driver's license, which has no restrictions.

What happens after I pass my NE road test?

Nebraska waives its road test in many situations.

However, if you choose to take it and pass along with turn in the appropriate paperwork and pay the fee you'll be issued your Nebraska driver's license.

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

It depends which credential you're driving with.

  • On your School Learner's Permit (LPE), School Permit (SCP) or Learner's Permit (LPD):
    • Passengers can only be members of your immediate family.
    • Must be accompanied by a fully-licensed passenger who's at least 21 years old.
  • On your Provisional Operator's Permit (POP):
    • No unsupervised driving between midnight and 6 a.m.
      • Must have a fully-licensed passenger who's at least 21 years old.
    • Only 1 passenger under age 19 during the first 6 months.
      • Does not apply to immediate family members.

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

Once you get any type of NE driving permit, you will automatically be able to drive with a parent, stepparent or legal guardian.

What are the auto insurance requirements for NE drivers?

Nebraska's minimum auto insurance coverage requirements include:

  • Bodily injury liability: $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident.
  • Property damage liability: $25,000.
  • Uninsured motorist bodily injury: $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident.

How To Get A Nebraska Driver’s License

Driving can prove to be a wonderful freedom—but only if you can prove you’re responsible enough to handle it.

In order to legally drive in Nebraska, you must pass a number of tests that show the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) 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.

Nebraska Graduated Driver’s License (GLD) Program (Under Age 17)

The NE DMV has a system called the Graduated Driver’s License, which allocates certain driving privileges over a period of time. If you’re under 17 when you first apply for a Nebraska license, you must use this system.

Nebraska’s system offers several different permitting options, which you can apply for depending on your age and need. You can start with either:

  • A School Learner’s Permit (LPE), which you’re eligible for if you:
    • Are at least 14 years old.
    • Live outside a city with 5,000 or more residents.
    • Attend school outside a city with 5,000 or more residents.
  • A Learner’s Permit (LPD), if you:
    • Don’t qualify for a School Learner’s Permit.
    • Are at least 15 years old.

School Learner’s Permit (LPE)

To apply for your School Learner’s Permit, visit your closest DMV office and:

  • Bring acceptable proof of your:
    • Identity and age.
    • Nebraska residency.
    • Social Security number.
    • Legal presence in the United States.
  • Pass a vision and written test.
  • Pay the appropriate fee.

You must have a parent or legal guardian with you to sign paperwork on your behalf.

LPE Restrictions

The School Learner’s Permit is a very restricted credential.

You’ll only be able to drive:

  • With a licensed driver who’s at least 21 years old.
  • To or home from school.

The learner’s permit is only valid for 3 months. You’ll have to practice on it for at least 2 months before you can move on to the next step.

Nebraska School Permit (SCP)

Once you’ve practiced for at least 2 months on your learner’s permit, you’ll be eligible for your School Permit (SCP).

The rest of the process requires you complete one of the following:

OR

If you choose the driving course, all other tests will be waived. You can update your LPE to an SCP online.

However, if you choose the 50 hours of practice, you will also have to pass:

  • A vision exam.
  • A driving test.

To obtain your School Permit, you’ll have to go to the closest DMV office and:

  • Bring acceptable proof of your:
    • Identity and age.
    • Nebraska residency.
    • Social Security number.
    • Legal presence in the United States.
  • Pay the appropriate fee.

You can choose to stick with your SCP:

  • Until you turn 16 and can apply for your Provisional Operator’s License (POP).
  • For at least 6 months, and apply for a Learner’s Permit (LPD).

School Permit Restrictions

While using this credential, you’ll only be able to drive:

  • When accompanied by a fully-licensed passenger who’s at least 21 years old.
  • With passengers who are members of your immediate family.

The document is good until you turn 16 years, 3 months old.

Nebraska Learner’s Permit (LPD)

Once you turn 15, you’ll be eligible for a Learner’s Permit (LPD). You’ll be able to apply up to 60 days before your birthday.

If you don’t qualify for a School Permit, this is where you’ll start the graduated driver’s license process. If you did earn your SCP, you’ll have to practice for at least 6 months before you can move on to this step.

If this is your first driving credential in Nebraska, you’ll have to visit the closest DMV office and:

  • Bring acceptable proof of your:
    • Identity and age.
    • Nebraska residency.
    • Social Security number.
    • Legal presence in the United States.
  • Pass a vision and written test.
  • Pay the appropriate fee.

A parent or guardian must accompany you to sign paperwork on your behalf.

If you already earned your SCP, these tests are waived, and you can update your document online.

Learner’s Permit Restrictions

While using this credential, you’ll only be able to drive:

  • When accompanied by a fully-licensed passenger who’s at least 21 years old.
  • With passengers who are members of your immediate family.

You’ll have to practice on your LPD for at least 6 months before you can move on to the next step. The document is good for one year.

Nebraska Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP)

No matter which type of permit you started out with, you’ll be able to upgrade to a Provisional Operator’s Permit once you:

  • Turn 16 years old.
    • Can apply up to 60 days before your birthday.
  • Have at least 6 months of practice on another type of Nebraska permit.
  • Have no more than 3 points on your driving record.

To get the credential, you’ll have to show proof of:

OR

If you choose the Driver’s Ed course, all other tests are waived. You’ll be able to upgrade to a POP online.

If you choose the driving practice, you’ll have to return to the DMV. At this point, you’ll have to:

  • Pass a vision exam.
  • Pass a written exam, UNLESS:
    • You have a valid LPD.
    • Your LPD expired within one year of applying.
  • Pass a driving test.

Bring a parent or guardian with you to sign paperwork on your behalf.

Provisional Operator’s Permit Restrictions

 Restrictions on your POP include:

  • No unsupervised driving between midnight and 6 a.m.
    • Must have a fully-licensed passenger who’s at least 21 years old.
  • Only 1 passenger under age 19 during the first 6 months.
    • Does not apply to immediate family members.

You can practice on your POP either:

  • For 12 months, before applying for your full license.
  • Until you turn 18, and be automatically eligible for an upgrade to your full license.

The document is valid until your 18th birthday.

Nebraska Operator’s License (Class O)

The final step in the graduated license process is earning your full Nebraska Operator’s License.

Before you can start, you must:

  • Be at least 17 years old.
  • Have practiced on your POP for at least 12 months.
  • Have no more than 3 points on your driving record.

You can also upgrade to your Class O if you:

  • Practiced on your POP until you turned 18.
  • Have no more than 3 points on your record.

In either case, the rest of the process can be taken care of online. Congratulations!

Driver’s License (Age 18+)

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

There are no required waiting periods, but you will still have to pass:

  • A vision exam.
  • A written exam.
  • The driving exam.

You can start as soon as you feel ready.

Written Exam

The first step is taking a written exam. Visit your local Nebraska DMV office and:

  • Bring acceptable proof of your:
    • Identity and age.
    • Nebraska residency.
    • Social Security number.
    • Legal presence in the United States.
  • Pass the vision and written tests.
  • Pay the appropriate fee.

Your written test may be waived if you:

  • Were issued a Learner’s Permit in Nebraska.
  • It’s still valid, or expired within 1 year of applying.

Regardless, at this appointment, 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.

If this is a separate appointment from your writing test, make sure to bring acceptable proof of your:

  • Identity and age.
  • Nebraska residency.
  • Social Security number.

Note that you’ll have to show up to this appointment accompanied by a fully-licensed passenger who is either at least 21 years old.

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

  • Liability insurance.
  • Registration.
  • License plates.

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 Nebraska!

If you’re new to the Cornhusker State, you’ll have to transfer your out-of-state license within 30 days of establishing residency.

Once it’s time to make the switch, schedule an appointment with the DMV and bring:

  • Your current, valid license.
  • Proof of your:
    • Identity.
    • Social Security number.
    • Nebraska residency.
    • Legal presence in the United States.
  • The appropriate fee.

The state will then issue your new Nebraska license!

Nebraska DMV Motorcycle Permit & License Info

In order to earn your Nebraska motorcycle license, you’ll have to be at least 17 years old. You can either:

If you choose to take the course, you will automatically be eligible for your license after passing, as long as you are at least 17 years old. Visit your closest DMV location and bring:

  • Proof of your:
    • Identity.
    • Social Security number.
    • Nebraska residency.
    • Legal presence in the United States.
  • The course completion certificate.
  • The appropriate fee.

If you choose to test through the state, or are not yet 17, you’ll have to follow the steps below.

NE Motorcycle Permits

The first step toward earning your motorcycle license or endorsement is getting your permit. Nebraska offers several permitting routes depending on your age and need, including:

  • A School Permit (SCP), which you’re eligible for if you:
    • Are at least 14 years old.
    • Live outside a city with 5,000 or more residents.
    • Attend school outside a city with 5,000 or more residents.
  • A Learner’s Permit (LPD), if you:
    • Don’t qualify for a School Learner’s Permit.
    • Are at least 15 years old.
  • A Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP), if you:
    • Don’t qualify for a School Learner’s Permit.
    • Are at least 16 years old.

Getting a Nebraska Motorcycle Permit

Regardless of which permit you choose, the process of earning it looks the same. You’ll have to pass:

  • A vision test.
  • The motorcycle written test.
  • The motorcycle driving test.

The written test will be waived if you’ve earned your Nebraska School Learner’s Permit (LPE) or Learner’s Permit (LPD) for a regular vehicle.

The written and driving tests will be waived if you’ve successfully completed a state-approved motorcycle rider’s course.

Otherwise, to get the credential, you’ll have to pass the appropriate tests at your closest DMV location. Make sure to bring:

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

Motorcycle Permit Restrictions

While driving on either your School Permit or Learner’s Permit, you will have to be accompanied by a fully-licensed motorcycle rider who is:

  • At least 21 years old.
  • Always within visual contact while you’re riding.

The various permits are valid for various amounts of time, including:

  • School Permit and Learner’s Permit: Until you turn 16 years, 3 months old.
  • Provisional Operator’s License: For 1 year after it’s issued.

To turn any of these into a motorcycle license, you’ll also have to:

  • Practice for at least 12 months.
  • Have no more than 3 points on your driving record.
  • Be at least 17 years old.

Nebraska Motorcycle License

As long as you meet all of the above requirements, you should be able to turn any of your Nebraska motorcycle permits into a license online. Congratulations!

Nebraska CDL Requirements

A commercial driver’s license (CDL) will allow you to drive much larger vehicles than the average car. Before you can start the process, you must:

Once the above is complete, you can begin the CDL process.

Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP)

The first step toward getting your commercial driver’s license is getting your commercial learner’s permit (CLP). To do so, you’ll have to pass:

  • A vision exam.
  • The written exam.

To get started, schedule an appointment with the closest participating Nebraska DMV office and make sure to bring:

  • Acceptable proof of your:
    • Identity and age.
    • Nebraska address.
    • Social Security number.
    • Legal presence in the United States.
  • Your valid Nebraska driver’s license.
  • Your medical certifications, if applicable.

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.

Your CLP is valid for 6 months, and there is no option for renewal.

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

To turn your CLP into a CDL, you’ll have to pass the driving skills exam. You can take this step either:

  • By scheduling an appointment with the DMV.
  • Through a third-party tester.

The Nebraska DMV has more information on how to schedule either of these options.

Regardless, once you’re at the appointment, you’ll need to bring:

  • Your current, valid CLP.
  • Your current, valid driver’s license.
  • The Nebraska CDL fee.

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.
  • License plates.

After passing the test and paying the fee, you’ll be issued your CDL. Congratulations!