Select Your Free 2021 ID Practice Permit Test to Get Started

Select Your <strong>Free 2021 ID Practice Permit Test</strong> to Get Started
What a gift to be able to call Idaho home. With rugged landscape, miles and miles of unspoiled land, snow-capped mountain ranges, and many unforgettable waterways, the Gem State becomes just that — a gem. Driving throughout this state, whether it’s just down the street, or all the way to Canada, it’s a gift most drivers can really appreciate.  Before you can become a licensed driver you will need to pass the required DMV written test. Start preparing for your exam with DMV practice tests. With multiple-choice questions just like the real exam, you can begin getting a feel for the real exam. Start testing your knowledge of the rules of the road and common traffic signs now. Here, you’ll find some a powerful set of resources to help you prepare for your Idaho permit test.  Our interactive Idaho practice permit tests are a great method for getting valuable feedback on what areas you need to spend more time on.  The practice tests have been developed to simulate the testing environment as closely as possible by using the same multiple-choice format you’ll encounter on test day.  You’ll also find a copy of the official Idaho’s Driver’s Handbook for reference. 

Permit Practice Tests (150 questions)

  • Questions 1-40
    Practice Test 1

    ID Practice Permit Test 1 was created to introduce you to the topics and format of the real exam. Quickly get an idea of what the test is like with 40 practice questions.

  • Questions 41-80
    Practice Test 2

    ID Permit Practice Test 2 features another 40 questions to help you further test your knowledge of road rules and safe driving techniques. Boost your skill level with more practice.

  • Questions 81-120
    Practice Test 3

    The third practice test in our series of ID DMV practice tests includes even more questions. Build your confidence with more road rules and traffic law questions here.

  • Questions 121-160
    Practice Test 4

    Their is always room for improvement. ID DMV Practice Permit Test 4 includes 40 more questions to really test your level of knowledge. Boost your chances of success.

  • Questions 161-210
    Road Signs Test

    You will face a large amount of ID road sign questions on the real test so it only makes sense to practice first. Test your knowledge here.

  • 50 random questions
    DMV Test Simulator

    Get a feel for the real exam before you visit your local DMV office. Designed to simulate the real test with randomized questions, no explanations, and new questions every time.

  • All 150 questions
    Endurance Test

    Ready for a real challenge? Now’s your chance to see how much you truly know.  With 150 questions, the Idaho DMV Endurance Practice Test is designed to be one of the most challenging practice tests to date.

Motorcycle Practice Tests (100 questions)

  • Questions 1-25
    Motorcycle Test 1

    How well do you know how to safely operate a motorcycle? Take our ID Motorcycle Practice Test 1 and see if you are ready to pass the written test.

  • Questions 26-50
    Motorcycle Test 2

    Are you up to the challenge? Take the ID Motorcycle Practice Test Two now to see if you are ready to pass Idaho’s written motorcycle test.

  • Questions 51-75
    Motorcycle Test 3

    The Idaho Motorcycle Practice Test Three challenges you with content similar to the real written test and a format that is like the real test as well. Pass this test and you can be confident you are ready to pass the real thing.

  • Questions 76-100
    Motorcycle Test 4

    Our ID Motorcycle Practice Test 4 is one of our most challenging practice tests yet. Take it now to see if you are ready to pass the real written test.

  • All 100 questions
    Motorcycle Endurance Test

    Prepare for the Idaho motorcycle permit test with this comprehensive practice test featuring the largest number of questions we have for Idaho. Test your knowledge and endurance now!

  • Idaho DMV Handbook 2021

    The Idaho Driver’s Handbook is a powerful study tool to help you begin preparing for the Idaho permit or license test. Get your FREE copy here!

  • Idaho DMV Motorcycle Handbook 2021

    The Idaho Motorcycle Manual is a powerful study aid to help you begin preparing for the Idaho motorcycle license test. Get your free copy here!

Idaho Learner's Permit FAQ

Applying for Your ID Permit

What are the age requirements for getting started?

Idaho is another state that requires teen drivers to follow a Graduated Driver’s License Program. Here are the program’s four stages and the age requirements of each:

  • 14 ½ years old – Supervised Instruction Permit (SIP)
  • 14 ½ years old – Driver’s Education
  • 15 years old – Underage Driver’s License
  • 18 years old – Regular Driver’s License

What documents am I required to bring with me when applying for a license in Idaho?

For the SIP, you need:

  • Idaho residency proof, such as school enrollment record
  • Legal presence proof
  • Age and Identity proof, such as birth certificate or passport
  • Secondary proof of identity, such as high school photo ID.
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of school enrollment
  • $21.50 for permit fee and administrative fee

For the underage driver’s license, you need:

  • Idaho residency proof, such as school record
  • Age and identity proof, such as birth certificate or passport
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of school enrollment
  • Proof of Driver’s Ed completion
  • Payment for $32.50 for driver’s license and administration fees

Here is more information on what documents are acceptable to submit for your SIP or underage license.

Where do I file my ID driver’s license application?

You will apply at your local driver’s license office.

How can I contact my local office?

Call (208) 334-8736 or visit https://itd.idaho.gov/dmvstatus/.

Do I have to take a Driver’s Ed Course?

Yes, teen drivers in Idaho are required to take driver’s education as part of the state’s GDL program.

What if I am New to Idaho?

If you move to Idaho, you need to transfer an out-of-state license to an Idaho license within 90 days. If you are younger than 17 and do not have a license you will need to show proof of driver’s ed completion or take driver’s ed in Idaho. You will also need to complete the state’s supervised driving requirement.

If you are younger than 17 and have a license from another state you do not need to complete driver’s ed or the supervised driving requirement.

What subjects are commonly covered on the written test?

The Idaho tests your knowledge on subjects covered in the state’s driver’s manual, such as road signs, traffic laws and other rules of the road. Here are two examples of content from the driver’s manual that could be on the test:

  • Passing and being passed are normal part of driving, but can increase the risk of an accident. Idaho’s mountains and winding river canyons make passing risky on many two-lane highways. If you must pass, do so only when you won’t interfere with oncoming traffic or the vehicle you’re passing
  • It is against the law for any person in a motor vehicle on a public roadway in Idaho to drink alcoholic beverages, or to transport open (unsealed) containers of alcoholic beverages.

How is the test formatted?

Idaho’s written test is in multiple choice format.

Are there a lot of “trick” questions on the written test?

No, test questions are drawn from the content in the Idaho Driver’s Manual; whether a question surprises you will depend solely on your dedication to studying the manual. Study the manual thoroughly and you shouldn’t have any problems.

How many questions are on the test and how many do I need to answer correctly to pass?

There are 40 questions on the Idaho written test and you need to answer at least 34 questions correctly to pass.

What are the best ways to prepare for the written test?

As indicated previously, you should study the Idaho Driver’s Manual thoroughly. Pay particular attention to statistics and other numbers. To assess your knowledge and identify areas you need to study more, take a practice test online.

Where can I get a free Idaho Driver’s Manual to study?

We offer free copies of the Idaho Driver’s Manual.

How can I improve my odds for passing the first time I take the test?

There is no substitute for studying the driver’s manual, although taking practice tests is another way to improve your knowledge and prepare for the experience of taking the exam. We recommend you do both – study the manual as much as possible and also take practice tests to gauge your understanding and direct your study efforts. Take a practice test now.

What should I do the night before the test?

The night before the test you should review the driver’s manual and take a practice test or two to reinforce your understanding of the material. What you should not do is stay up all night cramming for the exam. Hopefully, you have studied enough prior to this night to pass so you can get a good night’s sleep and be ready for the test the next day.

Do I need to make an appointment to take the written test?

If your local driver’s license office accepts appointments, it is recommended that you do make one.

Where do I take the written test?

You will take the test at the local driver’s license office.

What do I need to bring when I sit for the written test?

  • Idaho residency proof, such as school enrollment record
  • Legal presence proof
  • Age and Identity proof, such as birth certificate or passport
  • Secondary proof of identity, such as high school photo ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of school enrollment
  • $21.50 for permit fee and administrative fee

Here is more information about what documents are acceptable to submit.

Who should accompany me to the written test?

You should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Do I need to pay a fee to take the written test?

Yes, you will need to pay a $15 permit fee and a $6.50 administrative fee.

What should I expect when I sit for the written test?

You will be asked 40 questions covering various traffic signs, traffic laws and other rules of the road in Idaho. You will need to answer at least 34 questions correctly to pass. There is no time limit for the test so you can take as long as you like to complete it. You cannot refer to the state driver’s manual or any notes when taking the test. To get more familiar with the test format, you can take an Idaho written practice test.

What happens after I pass the written test?

You will receive your SIP, or learner’s permit, and can begin supervised driving practice. You need to complete 50 hours of supervised driving practice, with at least 10 hours at night.

What happens if I fail the written test?

You can retake the test.

When can I retake the written test?

You must wait at least three days to retake the test.

I’ve passed the written permit test, what are the next steps?

Now that you have your learner’s permit you can begin supervised driving practice to prepare for the state road test. When practicing driving you must be accompanied by a licensed who is at least 21 years old. Also, all passengers must wear seatbelts or be in child restraints and you must have your SIP with you.

How long after getting my Learner’s Permit can I apply for a license?

Requirements to receive your underage license are:

  • You must have held your SIP for six months with no traffic conviction or learner’s permit violations
  • You must be at least 15 years old
  • You must have completed 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice, with 10 hours completed at night

Can I drive anywhere in Idaho with my Learner’s Permit?

Yes, as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver age 21 or older.

Should I practice driving solely during the day?

No, Idaho also requires that you get at least 10 hours of practice driving at night.

Does anyone have to be in the car with me when I’m driving with my Learner’s Permit?

Yes, you must always be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years of age.

What should I do if I have a lost Idaho Learner’s Permit?

To obtain a duplicate go to your local driver’s license office. Be sure to bring identification documents similar to the ones you used to get your permit in the first place.

How can I be sure I’m prepared to ace the driving test?

Be sure to log the 50 hours of driving practice required by the state. During your practice, focus on applying Idaho’s rules of the road. Also, be sure to listen to your driving supervisor and put their tips to work in your driving as well. In the end, lots of practice time is essential to getting comfortable behind the wheel.

Are there particular driving maneuvers I should practice?

You should practice parking, stopping, turns, lane changes and defensive driving techniques, such as using your mirrors and signals.

How can I simulate the driving test?

Practice the maneuvers that are likely to be on the test, such as using a parking space, two and three-point turns, making a regular turn, coming to a complete stop, making proper lane changes and following at a safe distance. If possible, try to drive the roads that are used in the test to get familiar with them.

How do I schedule my driving test?

Contact your local driver’s license office.

Where do I take the driving test?

At your local driver’s license office.

What should I bring to the driving test?

  • Idaho residency proof, such as school record
  • Age and identity proof, such as birth certificate or passport
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of school enrollment
  • Proof of Driver’s Ed completion
  • Payment for $32.50 for driver’s license and administration fees

You also need:

  • A working vehicle
  • Vehicle registration
  • Proof of insurance
  • Your valid Idaho SIP
  • Proof of practice driving hours

Who should bring me to the driving test?

A licensed parent or legal guardian should bring you.

What will I be asked to do on the driving test?

During the test, you will complete a basic maneuver course that will include turns, stops, starts, parking and more. You will also be asked to drive in traffic.

What are the most common reasons new drivers fail the driving test?

Nerves are a big reason why many drivers fail. The best way to ensure your remain calm is to get a lot of driving practice before the test. The more familiar you are with what you have to do and the more confident you are that you can do the required maneuvers the less likely you are to be nervous on test day and make a silly but costly mistake.

What are five mistakes I should be sure to avoid when taking the driving test?

  • Failure to signal
  • Failure to check mirrors when changing lanes
  • Not paying attention to speed and going over the posted limit
  • Following the car in front of you too closely
  • Not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign or traffic light

What happens if I fail the driving test?

You may retake the test in three days.

Will I have to repay the test fee?

Yes, each time you retake the test you will have to pay the test fee.

I’ve passed the road test, now what?

You will receive your underage license.

What restrictions come with an Idaho license?

Drivers under 16 years old:

  • You can drive alone only during the day. A driver who is at least 21 years old must ride the front passenger seat if you are driving at night.
  • Also, you can have no passengers in the front seat other than a supervising driver.

Drivers under 17 years old:

  • For the first six months, you can only have one passenger who is under 17, unless the other passengers under 17 are family members.

What are the insurance requirements for drivers in ID?

Idaho drivers are required to have car insurance. Idaho law has set minimum insurance requirements at the following levels:

  • $25,000 for the injury or death of one person
  • $50,000 for the injury or death of more than one person in a single accident
  • $15,000 for property damage

What if I need to renew my license or replace a lost/stolen license?

Fees to renew your license are $15 for 1 year (17 years old); $30 for 4 years (21 years old and older); and $55 for 8 years (21 to 62 years old).
If you have a lost or stolen license, you must go to your local driver’s license office in person to get a duplicate. The Transportation Department will have your photo on file but you will still need to show identification documents.

Where can I renew my Idaho driver’s license?

You can renew your license by mail or in person at your local DMV office.

Will I be required to take a vision test when renewing my license?

If required to renew in person, you will need to take a vision test. The Idaho vision test requires you to see 20/40 with or without correction.

If you must wear corrective lenses to pass the test, a corrective lenses restriction will be added to your license.

If you take the test and fail, you will be sent to a licensed vision specialist who will conduct a full vision examination and complete a report that you will have to take back to the DMV.

How to Get Your Idaho Learner’s Permit in 2021

If you want to pass the Idaho permit test and eventually become a fully licensed driver, you will need to become familiar with the state’s Graduated License Program (GDL). The GDL helps to ensure you are comfortable with the rules of the road before you go on to become an unrestricted driver.

In the state of Idaho, the GDL process consists of obtaining:

  • A Supervised Instruction Permit (SIP), also known as the learner’s permit.
  • An Intermediate License.
  • A Full, Unrestricted License.

In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to pass the Idaho permit test and go on to become a fully licensed driver.

Instruction Permit

When you are 14 and a half years old, you may apply for your Driver Training Instruction Permit, which will allow you to participate in a required, state-approved driver’s education course. Once you have completed this course, you can apply for your Supervised Instruction Permit (SIP), more commonly known as the learner’s permit. The permit will allow you to practice driving with a licensed driver age 21 or older seated next to you.

To receive your permit, you must pass a written knowledge test (also known as the permit test) that will show how well you know the rules of the road as well as different traffic signs and signals.

The Idaho DMV Test — What You Need to Know

Imagine getting your Idaho learners permit and sitting behind the wheel for the first time.  What a truly awesome feeling.  A learners permit provides you with a new found sense of freedom and independence. However, before you can earn such a privilege, you’ll have to prove you’re ready for it.

Idaho’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires all potential drivers to pass a drivers written knowledge test otherwise known as the Idaho permit test. It consists of a series of multiple-choice questions covering the rules of the road, Idaho motor vehicle laws, techniques for safe driving, and a variety of road signs.

Study, Study, Study

If you want to do well on the test, you will need to study as hard as you can. We provide a free copy of the Idaho Driver’s Manual, and you can request a physical copy at your local Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) office.

Get the Practice You Need With ID DMV Practice Permit Tests

Some people fail the permit test simply because of test anxiety. However, most fail simply because they didn’t properly prepare.  With statistics revealing that nearly 70% of first time test-takers fail, it’s essential that you start preparing with the right tools.

Taking practice exams is a great way to make sure you’ve absorbed the information you’ve been studying. Our Idaho practice permit test includes much of the same subject matter from the actual test and is a great resource for learning.

Check That You Have the Required Materials and Visit Your Local ITD Office or Testing Location

Before you leave to do your testing, make sure you bring:

  • A certified U.S. birth certificate, passport or another approved proof of identity. You must bring at least one proof of identity that shows your photograph.
  • Proof if Idaho residency (a school enrollment record will work).
  • Proof of lawful presence (your birth certificate will accomplish this).
  • Your Social Security Card.
  • Proof that you are enrolled in school or have graduated.
  • Proof that you have completed your required driver’s education course.
  • A parent or guardian to sign your liability forms.
  • $15 for testing and permit fees

Do Your Testing

Try to relax as you take your test. You have studied hard, and you will do better if you stay positive. After you pass, you will need to do a vision screening to make sure you can see well enough to drive. You must maintain 20/40 vision to drive in the state of Idaho.

Start Practicing

While holding your permit, you have to complete 50 hours of supervised driving, with 10 of those hours taking place at night.

Intermediate License

When you are 15 years old, you have completed driver’s education, you have held your SIP for at least 6 months and you have finished your 50 hours of practice driving, you are ready to apply for your Intermediate license. Visit your local ITD office or testing location, bringing along:

  • Your parent or guardian.
  • $39 for testing and license fees.
  • Your SIP (or learner’s permit)
  • Proof of completed driver’s education course.
  • Proof of enrollment or completion of school.

At this point, you will be given a skills test (behind-the-wheel test) to determine whether you can safely drive. When you pass, you will be given your Intermediate license, which comes with some restrictions:

  • At age 15, you may only drive in daylight unless supervised by a licensed driver age 21 or above.
  • At age 16, you may drive at night, but you still can’t drive with more than one passenger under the age of 17 unless those passengers are family members.

Driver’s License

When you are 16 years old and you have completed all the above-mentioned requirements, you can visit your local ITD office and exchange your Intermediate License for your full driver’s license. Congratulations! You are now a licensed driver.

Additional Information

You do not qualify for an Idaho driver’s license if:

  • You have not enrolled in or completed school.
  • You have a habitual alcohol or drug habit.
  • You are suffering from a mental or physical disorder that could affect your ability to drive safely.