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Nebraska DMV Learner's Permit FAQ

  • When can I apply for a permit in Nebraska?

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

  • What are the requirements to get a learners permit?

    You will need to pass a written knowledge test and a vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit. Once you have the permit you will need to enroll driver safety course.

  • How many questions are on the permit test?

    The written knowledge test has 25 questions.

  • How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

    You must answer at least 20 questions correctly to pass.

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

    We recommend that you study for the test if you want to ensure you receive your Learner’s Permit as quickly as possible. One of the most effective ways to study is to take multiple online practice exams that include real sample questions from the state’s written driving exam. Click on the following link to test your current driving knowledge by taking an actual Nebraska practice permit test.

  • What percentage of people fail the permit test?

    Approximately 50% of first-time test takers fail to pass the test, according to the latest statistics. Many states also require those who fail to wait at least a day to retake the test and they may charge a re-examination fee. To improve your odds of passing on the first attempt, take multiple practice exams that are designed to closely mirror the actual test.

  • How much does the permit test cost?

    The fee is $10.50.

  • Where do I take the permit test?

    The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) licenses drivers in the state of Nebraska. Visit to find your local office.

  • What documents should I bring on test day?

    You and a parent or guardian will need to visit the local DMV office together where you’ll need to provide proof of age, identity and residency. You will also need to pass the written knowledge test and the vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.

The Nebraska DMV Learner’s Permit — What You Need to Know

Tired of relying on others to get around? Getting your Nebraska learners permit is a major step towards you own independence and freedom. But before you can be issued a Nebraska learners permit and hit the open road, Nebraska’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires that you first pass the drivers knowledge test.  More commonly known as the permit test, this test is designed to verify your knowledge of traffic signals and signs, safe driving practices, and other important rules of the road.

Conquer the Permit Test With NE DMV Practice Permit Tests

Nobody wants to fail the permit test. Why take that chance?  Set yourself apart by preparing for the exam.  With a little preparation and practice you’ll leave the testing office with permit in hand.

Here, you’ll find a list of our NE permit test study resources, including our free Nebraska practice permit test and  a copy of the official Nebraska Driver’s Manual.  Getting a motorcycle permit? We offer solutions to help you with that exam too.

No matter what test you are taking, there’s simply no substitute for being prepared.  Take advantage of our study material and you’ll be one step closer to getting safely behind the wheel.

Don’t put it off any longer.  Start preparing now!