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Missouri DOR Learner's Permit FAQ

  • When can I apply for a permit in Missouri?

    You can apply for a Learner’s Permit at age 15.

  • What are the requirements to get a learners permit?

    You must pass a written knowledge test and a road sign and vision test in order to receive your Learner’s Permit.

  • How many questions are on the permit test?

    There are 25 questions on the test.

  • How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

    You must answer correctly at least 20 questions to pass the test.

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

    One effective way to study for the written test is to complete multiple online practice exams that feature real sample questions from the state’s written driving exam. Click on the following link to take an actual Missouri practice permit test and test your current driving knowledge.

  • What percentage of people fail the permit test?

    Seventy percent, or seven out of every 10, first-time test takers fail to pass the exam. Many states also require those who fail the test to wait at least a day to retake it and they may require you to pay a re-examination fee. To avoid both of these things, be sure to study for the exam by taking numerous practice exams that are designed to mirror the actual test.

  • How much does the permit test cost?

    There is a $3.50 fee to get your permit.

  • Where do I take the permit test?

    The Missouri Department of Revenue (DoR) is responsible for licensing drivers in the state. Visit to find an office near you.

  • What documents should I bring on test day?

    You and a parent or guardian will need to visit the local driver license office together. Also be sure to bring your birth certificate and Social Security card with you. At the office, you will need to pass a written knowledge test and a road sign and vision test.

The Missouri DOR Learner’s Permit — What You Need to Know

Getting your Missouri learner’s permit will open up a whole new world to you.  And once you have your actual driver’s license, you’ll be able to go wherever you choose…whenever you choose.  But before you can get your permit and enjoy your new found freedom, the Missouri’s Motor Vehicle division requires you to pass the permit test. The MO permit test features a series of multiple-choice questions designed to test your knowledge of safe driving techniques, Missouri’s motor vehicle laws, rules of the road, and various road signs.

Take the Next Step and Prepare With MO DOR Practice Permit Tests

Every year thousands of people take the permit test with no preparation.  Unfortunately state statistics reveal that the majority also leave empty handed.  A failed exam means having to come back and take the exam all over again and in some cases pay a retesting fee.  Do you really want to go through all that?

Fortunately, we’re dedicated to helping people prepare for the permit test.

To help you get started we’ve put together a list of essential study tools.  Our free Missouri practice permit test is a great way to get some practice in while getting a feel for the real test format. You’ll also find official the Missouri Driver’s Manual can be an especially valuable test prep resource .  Need to get your motorcycle permit?  We offer practice tests and manuals to help you prepare for the motorcycle permit test as well.

All of our study material has been created to help you study from the comfort of home.  Nothing could be more convenient.  By using our study aids, you’ll be well on your way towards getting your Missouri learners permit.

Why put it off any longer?  Get started now!