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West Virginia DMV Learner's Permit FAQ

  • When can I apply for a permit in West Virginia?

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

  • What are the requirements to get a learners permit?

    After showing the proper identification, you will need to pass a written knowledge test and a vision test to receiver your permit. Once you have your Learner’s Permit, you will only be allowed to drive with a licensed driver age 21 or older riding in the front seat with you.

  • How many questions are on the permit test?

    There are 25 questions on the written knowledge test.

  • How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

    At least 19 questions must be answered correctly to pass.

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

    You should study for the test to ensure you pass and receive your Learner’s Permit as fast as possible. One of the most effective ways to study is to take online practice exams that include real sample questions from the actual exam. To test your driving knowledge now click on this link to take a West Virginia practice permit test.

  • What percentage of people fail the permit test?

    Two out of three first-time test takers fail the exam, according to statistics. To make matters worse, many states require you to wait at least a day to retake the exam and you may charge a re-examination fee. To avoid possible delays and fees, take multiple practice exams to improve your odds of passing on your first attempt.

  • How much does the permit test cost?

    There is a $5 fee.

  • Where do I take the permit test?

    The West Virginia Department of Transportation’s (WVDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (WVDMV) licenses drivers in the state. Visit http://www.transportation.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx to find a nearby office.

  • What documents should I bring on test day?

    You must visit the local DMV office with a parent and you should be sure to bring a school eligibility form as well as other proof of age, identify and residency. You will then need to pass a written knowledge test and a vision test to receiver your Learner’s Permit.

The West Virginia DMV Permit Test — What You Need to Know

Getting your learners permit is an important rite of passage as it represents your first real experience behind the wheel.  But before you can experience your new found freedom, you will need to pass the state drivers knowledge test.  More commonly known as the West Virginia permit test, this test is administered by the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles to see if you have the knowledge necessary to be a safe and courteous driver.  You’ll face a series of multiple-choice questions on the rules of the road, West Virginia traffic laws, and a variety of road and highway signs.

Practice Makes Perfect With WV DMV Practice Permit Tests

The stakes are high, and it’s crucial that you’re prepared for what awaits. You see, according to statistics, 50% of students fail the permit test on the first try. If you want to be among the few that do pass the first time, be sure you’re well prepared with the right tools.

Our study materials are designed to arm you with everything you will need to know to begin preparing for the permit test and put you safely in the  driver’s seat. Handy and informative state driver handbooks along with our West Virginia practice permit tests will help you prepare for the big day.  So, what are you waiting for, start now!