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Arizona DMV Learners Permit Test FAQ

  • When can I apply for a permit in Arizona

    You must be at least 15 years and 6 months old to apply for a Learner’s Permit in Arizona.

  • What are the requirements to get a learners permit?

    To receive your Learner’s Permit, you will need to pass a written knowledge test (permit test) and a vision test. Once you receive your permit and begin practicing driving, you must have a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old seated in the front seat with you at all times.

  • How many questions are on the permit test?

    There are 30 questions on the written knowledge test in Arizona.

  • How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

    You must at least 24 questions correctly to pass.

  • What steps should I take to prepare for the test?

    First, begin by reading the Arizona Driver’s Manual. The manual is the official source of information for all the questions on the permit test.

    Next it’s time to determine how much of the information from the manual you have absorbed. Our Arizona practice permit tests have been designed to help recreate the test environment at your local MVD office. Our practice tests will help you quickly identify any areas you need to study further. It’s important that you only use practice exams that have been designed to closely mirror the actual test with state specific questions, like those available on this site.

  • What percentage of people fail the permit test?

    Roughly half of all first-time test takers fail, according to recent statistics. To increase your chances of passing, make sure you study hard and take advantage of the study tools available on this site.

    Upon payment of all required fees, you will have three attempts to pass the written test within 12 months period. After three failed attempts to pass, you will be required to pay for a new application.

  • How much does the permit test cost?

    There is a $7 fee to get your permit. You will need to pay this fee on test day at your local Arizona MVD office.

  • Where do I take the permit test?

    All Arizona learners permit tests are administered by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), through its motor vehicle department. To find an office near you visit

  • What documents should I bring on test day?

    To proceed, visit your local AZ MVD licensing office and bring the following documents:

    – A completed Driver License/Identification Card Application (Form 40-5122).
    – Proof of your identity, age, and legal U.S. presence.

    You must also come to the branch office with a parent or guardian who will be required to sign your instruction permit application – thus becoming legally responsible for your driving conduct. No appointment is necessary but be prepared to have the necessary funds to pay the testing fee.

The Arizona DMV Learners Permit — What You Need to Know

Looking to get your Arizona learners permit?  We can understand your excitement for a permit represents freedom and independence.  With a learners permit, waiting for friends or family to drive you around will soon be a distant memory.  But before you can get behind the wheel, the Arizona MVD (Motor Vehicle Division) requires you to pass the Arizona permit test. To pass the test, you will need to thoroughly understand the rules of the road, common road signs and traffic laws within the state.

Prepare the Smart Way With AZ DMV Practice Permit Tests

It might seem like a piece of cake, but every year nearly 50% of first time test takers fail. Failing the test can mean having to reschedule and head back to the MVD office to take the test all over again.  You may even have to pay additional retesting fees.  Do you really want to take that chance? We know you are eager to get on the road so we’ve put together a set of powerful study tools to help you prepare and master the Arizona permit test. On this site you’ll find our Arizona practice permit test as well as a copy of the official Arizona Drivers Manual.  Used together, they provide a great set of tools to begin preparing for the test.

Don’t put off preparing for the Arizona permit test any longer.  Get started now!