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Michigan DMV Learner's Permit FAQ

  • When can I apply for a permit in Michigan?

    You can apply for a Learner’s Permit in Michigan when you are 14 years and 9 months old.

  • What are the requirements to get a learners permit?

    To receive your learner’s permit or license you will need to have completed a Segment 1 Driver Course. As part of this course you will need to pass a written knowledge test that covers rules of the road, signs and basic vehicle safety and operation.

  • How many questions are on the permit test?

    The test has 50 questions on the Michigan test.

  • How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

    At least 40 questions must be answered correctly to pass.

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

    To receive your learner’s permit as soon as possible, we encourage you to study for the written knowledge test. One of the best study methods to use is to take online practice exams that feature real sample questions from the state exam. Click on the link to take a Michigan practice permit test and test your driving knowledge.

  • What percentage of people fail the permit test?

    Approximately two out of every three first-time test takers fail the exam. Many states require those who fail to wait at least a day to retake the exam and may charge a re-examination fee. To avoid these difficulties and receive your permit as fast as possible, take multiple practice exams that are designed to mirror the actual test, like those found here.

  • How much does the permit test cost?

    There is a $25 fee.

  • Where do I take the permit test?

    The Michigan Secretary of State (SOS) licenses drivers in the state. Visit http://www.michigan.gov/sos to find a local office.

  • What documents should I bring on test day?

    You must apply in person with proper identification and you also must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You will then need to pass the written knowledge test and the vision test to receive your learner’s permit.

The Michigan DMV Permit Test — What You Need to Know

Imagine being able to have the freedom to go where you want, when you want.  It’s time to get your Michigan learner’s permit and make it a reality.  The Michigan Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) will only issue you a learner’s permit after you’ve passed the permit test. The permit test is a multiple-choice test designed to see if you have the required knowledge of the rules of the road, safe driving techniques, and road signs.

Learn the Info You Need With MI DMV Practice Permit Tests

Most people simply find it hard to believe they just failed the permit test but unfortunately it happens all too often.  In fact statistics reveal that the majority of people fail the exam only to have to wait to return to the testing office and try gain.

Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered.  We’ve gathered everything you need to begin preparing for your permit test.  On this page you’ll discover powerful resources to help you prepare including our free Michigan practice permit test and a copy of the Michigan Driver’s Manual. Need a motorcycle permit?  We have practice tests and manuals to help you tackle that exam too.  No matter what test you are taking we have the study material to help.

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