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Vermont DMV Learner's Permit FAQ

  • When can I apply for a permit in Vermont?

    You can apply when you are 15 years old.

  • What are the requirements to get a learners permit?

    You will need to pass a written knowledge test along with a vision test. You also must have no violations recorded with the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles in the past two years. When you receive your permit, you must have a licensed driver who is at least 25 years old seated in the front seat with you.

  • How many questions are on the permit test?

    There are 20 questions on the test.

  • How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

    You must answer at least 16 questions correctly to pass the test.

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

    We recommend that you study for the exam. One of the best ways to study is to take multiple online practice exams that feature real sample questions from the test. Ready to assess your current driving knowledge? Click on the following link to take a Vermont practice permit test.

  • What percentage of people fail the permit test?

    As more and more states require applicants to wait at least a day to retake the exam and charge a re-examination fee, statistics show that approximately 70% of first-time test-takers are failing. To give yourself the best chance to pass, take multiple practice exams that closely mirror the actual test.

  • How much does the permit test cost?

    Total fees equal $45.

  • Where do I take the permit test?

    The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (VT DMV) licenses drivers. Visit http://dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/drivers/newresidents for more information.

  • What documents should I bring on test day?

    You will need to show proof of age, identity and residency and you will also need to have a parent or guardian sign your application. At the local DMV office, you will need to pass the written knowledge test and a vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.

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

If you’re serious about getting your learner’s permit, then you’ll need to start preparing for the state required permit test.  Vermont’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires you to first pass the permit test before they will issue you a learner’s permit. This multiple-choice written test is designed to evaluate your knowledge of Vermont traffic laws, rules of the road, and safe driving practices.

Develop the Knowledge You Need With VT DMV Practice Permit Tests

Most first time test-takers don’t think they will end up failing the VT permit test yet statistics tell us that over half do.  Unfortunately, most choose to just wing it and opt not to prepare.  We know you’re smarter than that and understand that practice truly does make perfect!

Here you’ll find  study materials designed to help you begin preparing the right way. You’ll find that our free Vermont practice permit tests provide important feedback while giving you a glimpse of what the real exam is like.  We also provide you with the official Vermont drivers manual.  Need a motorcycle permit?  We’ve put together some resource to help you pass that test too.

Get the tools you need to start preparing for your Vermont permit test now!