Select Your Free 2021 Vermont Practice Permit Test to Get Started

Select Your Free 2021 Vermont Practice Permit Test to Get Started
Most first time test-takers don’t think they will end up failing the Vermont 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. Driving throughout Vermont takes you back to simpler times where unspoiled beauty is around every turn and covered bridges still adorn many roads. But before you can explore the roads and highways of this beautiful state you are going to need your learners permit or drivers license.  Becoming a licensed driver begins with passing your state DMV written test.  Make sure you’re ready for test day with our free study guides and practice tests.  Quickly test your knowledge of road rules and road signs before you head to your local testing office.

Permit Practice Tests (150 questions)

  • Questions 1-40
    Practice Test 1

    Start becoming familiar with the format and topics found on the Vermont DMV Test. Begin testing your knowledge of the rules of the road.

  • Questions 41-80
    Practice Test 2

    Practice leads to higher test scores. Boost your score and get additional practice with VT Practice Permit Test 2. Further test your knowledge of the rules of the road here.

  • Questions 81-120
    Practice Test 3

    Preparing for the Vermont permit test the smart way means getting the most practice you can before test day. Get 40 additional questions with this challenging practice test.

  • Questions 121-160
    Practice Test 4

    Take your road rules knowledge to the next level with VT Permit Practice Test 4 You get 40 more questions to ensure you don’t leave the DMV empty handed.

  • Questions 161-210
    Road Signs Test

    How’s your knowledge of VT road signs? Take our practice test and find out! This test is focused on road signs and their meanings.

  • 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

    It’s time to test your knowledge of traffic rules and safe driving practices with this powerful practice test. 150 challenging questions await.

Motorcycle Practice Tests (100 questions)

  • Questions 1-25
    Motorcycle Test 1

    Put your motorcycle knowledge to the test with our VT Motorcycle Practice Test 1. This practice test features questions on a variety of motorcycle-related subjects. Take it now.

  • Questions 26-50
    Motorcycle Test 2

    The VT Motorcycle Practice Test Two features more questions on how to safely operate a motorcycle in the great state of Vermont. Get started now to see how much you know.

  • Questions 51-75
    Motorcycle Test 3

    VT Motorcycle Practice Test Three continues in the tradition of our first two Vermont practice tests, giving you 25 more challenging questions on motorcycle control, safety and operation. Get started now.

  • Questions 76-100
    Motorcycle Test 4

    Increase your chances of passing the state motorcycle written exam on your first attempt by practicing with our VT Motorcycle Practice Test 4. Get started now.

  • All 100 questions
    Motorcycle Endurance Test

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

  • Vermont DMV Handbook 2021

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

  • Vermont DMV Motorcycle Handbook 2021

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

Vermont Learner's Permit FAQ

Applying for Your VT License

What are the age requirements for getting started?

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has implemented a Graduated Driver’s License Program (GDL) in an effort to keep teen drivers safe. The program has the following stages and age requirements:

  • 15 years old – Learner’s Permit
  • 16 years old – Junior Driver’s License
  • 18 years old – Senior Driver’s License (Unrestricted)

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

  • Proof of enrollment in driver’s ed
  • Proof of identity, birth date, residency, Social Security number and legal presence – here are acceptable documents
  • Form TA-Vl-21 – Application for License/Permit
  • Total of $71 for written test fee, road test fee and Learner’s Permit fee

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

You can apply in person at any local DMV office.

How can I contact my local office?

Visit https://dmv.vermont.gov/locations for office locations, hours and contact information.

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

Yes, if you are under 18 years of age you must enroll in driver’s education to receive your license.

What if I am new to Vermont?

You have 60 days to transfer your out of state license to a Vermont license. To do so, visit your local DMV office.

What subjects are commonly covered on the written test?

The Vermont written test is made up of questions taken from the state drivers’ manual. They cover road signs, traffic laws and safe driving procedures. Here are two examples of content from the manual that you could be asked questions about on the written test:

  • Vermont law requires drivers to use their turn signal not less than 100 feet before making a turn or changing lanes. Signaling three to five seconds before any of these actions covers this requirement.
  • At the approach to a right turn the vehicle should be about three feet from the right side of the road. Do not swing your vehicle to the left before turning right

How is the test formatted?

The test is delivered in multiple choice format.

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

No, questions are taken from the state driver’s manual and are intended to verify that you have the knowledge to drive safely. No questions are written with the purpose of “tricking” you into giving a wrong answer.

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

There are 20 questions on the test and you must answer at least 16 of them correctly to pass.

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

A good two-pronged approach is to study the drivers’ manual and then check your progress by taking an online practice test. The practice test can also show you if you are weak in certain areas so that you can adjust your study efforts as needed.

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

We offer free manuals here at this website.

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

You should study the manual as much as possible and take practice tests to assess your knowledge level. If you have trouble reading or have a disability that inhibits your reading ability tell the scheduling operator. The operator can make arrangements to provide you with assistance or schedule an “oral test” – for example, computer tests have an audio track so that you may listen to questions using headphones.

What should I do the night before the test?

What you don’t want to do is stay up all night studying. Instead, study regularly leading up to the test and then the night before you can review the manual, take a practice test and be sure to get plenty of rest for the next day.

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

Yes, you must contact the DMV office for an appointment for all tests.

Where do I take the written test?

You will take the test at a local DMV office.

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

  • Proof of enrollment in driver’s ed
  • Proof of identity, birth date, residency, Social Security number and legal presence – here are acceptable documents
  • Form TA-Vl-21 – Application for License/Permit
  • Total of $71 for written test fee, road test fee and Learner’s Permit fee

Who should accompany me to the written test?

You should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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

Yes, you will need to pay a fee of $32. You will also need to pay a $19 road test fee and a $20 learner’s permit fee at the same time.

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

The written knowledge test has 20 questions and you must answer 16 correctly to pass. You cannot use any notes or refer to the drivers’ manual when taking the test. The test questions will cover traffic laws, road signs and safe driving practices. To get more familiar with the test format, take a practice test formatted like the real thing.

What happens after I pass the written test?

You will receive your Learner’s Permit and can begin supervised driving practice with a supervising driver who is at least 25 years of age. You need to complete 40 hours of driving practice, with at least 10 of those hours coming at night.

What happens if I fail the written test?

You can retake the test.

How soon can I retake the written test?

You are allowed to retake the test as soon as the next day.

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

You can now begin supervised driving practice. You need to log 40 total hours of practice with at least 10 of those hours coming at night. Your driving practice must be done with a supervising driver who is 25 years old or older.

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

You must hold your Learner’s Permit for one year. You must also complete driver’s ed and the 40 hours of driving practice before you can apply for your license.

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

Yes, as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver age 25 or older, you can drive on any Vermont public road or street.

Should I practice driving solely during the day?

No, you are required to complete at least 10 of your 40 supervised driving practice hours at night.

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

Yes, you must be accompanied by a licensed driver age 25 or older who is sitting in the front seat next to you.

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

To replace a lost or stolen permit, visit your local DMV office.

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

The key is to get sufficient practice – this includes driving practice that is done in traffic so that you learn to observe other vehicles and road signs and respond accordingly. You should also practice performing various vehicle maneuvers, including parking, stopping, starting and turning.

Are there particular driving maneuvers I should practice?

Yes, you should practice turns, including three-point turns; parallel parking as well as parking on a hill and parking in a space between other vehicles; quick stops; backing; staying in your lane; following at a safe distance; and more.

How can I simulate the driving test?

If you have access to an empty parking lot or seldom used road – practice common vehicle maneuvers such as parking, stopping, turning and accelerating. You should also drive in traffic being sure to obey traffic signs and to be observant of surrounding traffic and pedestrians.

How do I schedule my driving test?

Contact your local DMV office to schedule an appointment.

Where do I take the driving test?

You will take the test a local DMV office. Also, high school driving instructors are now conducting driver license road tests.

What should I bring to the driving test?

  • Form TA-VL-21 – Application for License/Permit
  • Driver’s ed certificate of completion
  • Form TA-VN-210 – Driving Practice Log Sheet
  • Proof of identity, birth date, residency, Social Security number and legal presence – here are acceptable documents
  • $32 for Junior License fee

You will also need a vehicle for the test along with the vehicle’s registration and proof of insurance.

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?

You will not be asked to do anything against the law and no tricks will be played on you. The examiner will give you various directions and you will be expected to display good control of your vehicle as you execute those directions. Among other things, you will need to drive at proper speeds according to posted speed limits and conditions and obey signs and other rules of the road.

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

Drivers often fail simply because a lack of quality practice leads to them committing minor errors that add up to a failing score. Other reasons drivers fail include: nerves, making a traffic violation, causing an accident and not following the examiner’s instructions.

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

  • Speeding
  • Not signaling for a turn
  • Not obeying a road sign
  • Driving dangerously
  • Failing to come to a complete stop

What happens if I fail the driving test?

If you fail the test for any reason, you must wait at least one week before retaking it.

How many times can I retake the test if I failed?

If you fail the test three times a minimum wait of one month to retake it is required.

I’ve passed the road test, now what?

You will receive your Junior Driver’s License.

What restrictions come with a Vermont license?

  • You cannot hold a driving-related job (such as pizza deliveryman) until you’ve held your license for one year or have turned 18
  • You cannot carry any passengers for the first three months unless accompanied by a licensed adult age 25 or older
  • After three months, you can only carry passengers who are immediate family members

After six months, the passenger restrictions are removed.

What are the insurance requirements for drivers in VT?

In Vermont it is illegal for a car to be driven that is not covered by a at least a minimum amount of liability insurance. The state’s coverage limits are: $25,000 for injury or death to one person; $50,000 for injury or death to multiple people in an accident; and $10,000 for property damage.

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

You will receive a renewal notice with instructions approximately 30 days before the expiration date. A Vermont license is valid for 14 days after the expiration date but after that it will be illegal for you to drive.

You can replace a lost or stolen license in person at a DMV office or by mail. The fee is $20.

Where can I renew my Vermont driver’s license?

You can renew your Vermont license in person at a DMV office or by mail. Note: A driver’s first renewal after 2014 has to be in person to comply with federal Real ID requirements. If you choose to renew by mail, you will not receive a federal Real ID compliant license.

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

No you do not need to take a vision test to renew your license.

When first applying for your license, however, you do need to take a vision test. If the results of the screening determine that your vision does not meet the required standards of 20/40, you will be referred to an eye doctor of your choice and expense for further testing.

How to Get Your Vermont Learner’s Permit in 2021

Are you excited to get on the road and experience all of the freedom that a Vermont driver’s license has to offer? If so, you should begin educating yourself on the requirements you will need to complete to get there. Our simple and easy-to-understand guide will help you learn about each step of the process.

In Vermont, all young drivers must complete a Graduated Driver’s License Program (GDL), which helps ensure that they have the time to learn crucial driving skills while remaining in a low-risk environment. GDL programs have been shown to reduce traffic accidents caused by a lack of driving experience.

The Vermont GDL program includes three important stages:

  • Learner Permit
  • Junior Operator’s License
  • Operator’s License

In this article, you will learn how to pass the Vermont permit test and eventually go on to earn unrestricted driving privileges.

Learner’s Permit

When you are 15 years old, you can apply for your Learner Permit in the state of Vermont. This requires that you pass a written test (or permit test) that will check your knowledge of road laws, traffic signs and signals.

The Vermont DMV Test — 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.

Study Like Crazy

We are happy to offer a free copy of the Vermont Driver’s Manual for you to use in your studies. Read the entire book, devoting extra time to any sections you don’t feel sure about. Remember, very few people do well on the test if they don’t study first.

Make Sure to Take Practice Exams

Taking our Vermont practice permit test is one of the best things you can do to prepare. Our version includes much of the same subject matter you will see on the real thing, and after taking it, you should be able to gauge how prepared you are.

Call the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Make an Appointment for Your Test

On appointment day, visit your DMV testing location, bringing along:

  • Your completed application form, signed by your parent or guardian.
  • Your birth certificate, U.S. passport or other form of certified identification.
  • Your Social Security number.
  • $47 in fees.

At this point, you will be given the permit test. It includes 20 multiple-choice questions, and as long as you devoted plenty of time to study, passing it should be fairly easy. When you finish, you will also be given a vision test. If you wear contact lenses or glasses, be sure to have them with you.

Start Practicing

Now that you have your Learner Permit, you will need to complete a few requirements before moving on to the next step. First, you will need to complete a state-approved driver’s education course, which must include 30 hours of classroom instruction, six hours of observation and six hours of behind-the-wheel training. You will also need to complete 40 hours of practice driving under the supervision of your parent or guardian, with 10 of those hours taking place at night.

Junior Operator’s License

When you are 16 years old, you have held your permit for a full year and you have completed the requirements of the first stage of the GDL process, you can apply for your Junior Operator’s License.

Call the DMV and schedule a driving test, and on testing day, bring along:

  • The certificate that shows you completed driver’s education.
  • The Driving Practice Log Sheet, which shows you completed your supervised practice driving.
  • The same identification documents you used before.
  • $48 in fees.
  • A registered and insured vehicle to use for the test.

Now, you will be given a behind-the-wheel driving test, which will check how well you operate a vehicle and pay attention to traffic laws. When you pass, you will be given your Junior Operator’s License, which has some restrictions. Unless supervised by a licensed driver age 25 or above, you cannot:

  • Drive with any passengers for the first three months of holding the license.
  • Drive with passengers other than family members for the second three months of holding the license.
  • Drive to make money (such as delivering pizzas).

Driver’s License

After holding your Junior Operator’s License for six full months without any violations, the restrictions will be removed. Congratulations! You are now a fully licensed driver.

Additional Information

Be sure to drive carefully and follow the rules while holding your Junior Operator’s License. Any violation, such as carrying passengers or driving for reasons of employment, could result in a recall of your license for up to 90 days.