Hey all DC new drivers! If you would like impress your friends with your driving skills, on the roads of DC – from White House to Capitol Hill, you will need to pass the Washington DC DMV permit test first. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires you to take and pass the DC permit test. This test can be overwhelming for new drivers like you, so we have created a 3 point system to help you study for the test, completely free!
1) Washington DC Practice Permit Test: One of the best ways to pass any test is to study right amount of material, and practice the test scenario before taking the actual test. This is not a SAT or GMAT, but still your ability to impress girls (or guys!) on the road with your driving skills depends on this test, so you should focus and pass it at first try. Our DC practice permit test will help you prepare for the actual permit test.
2) Washington DC Drivers Manual: Second on the list is the Washington DC drivers manual. This is the official manual published by DC DMV, and it covers all road rules and road signs. You don’t need to remember it word by word, but it’s always a good idea to read it through, so you can tackle any corner questions from the book. We’ve gone ahead and added the full DMV manual on our site so you don’t have to jump site to site. It’s the same manual you can access from the DC DMV site.
3) Washington DC Road Signs: And last but not the least is the road signs. I know, I know – you all follow the road signs, even at 3 AM when no one’s watching J But seriously, you might be surprised knowing many new drivers can’t get road signs answers right. These are the easiest questions of the DC permit test, and so we recommend you to prepare your knowledge about different road signs.
4) Washington DC ermit Test Flash Cards: Use these flash cards as many times as you need to practice for your actual Washington permit test. Remember – about half of individuals FAIL the real knowledge test the first time. So, make sure to study the full WASHINGTON Driver’s Manual before you go to take the real knowledge test.
5) Washington DC Permit Test Cheat Sheet: This cheat sheet will help you remember the important test questions and help you prepare for the Washington DC permit test in simple easy way. You can either download or read the cheat sheet online.
That’s it, only three steps and you’ll go from pedestrian to a stylist motorist in the capital of USA in no time at all! Good luck 🙂
Washington DC Permit Test FAQs:
How do I get driver’s permit in Washington DC?
You must be at least 21 years of age to get a regular license in Washington DC; however, you may get a DC full license with conditions at 16 years and 6 monthss if you meet the following criteria:
- have had a valid Provisional License for a minimum of 6 months
- can prove that you have had a minimum of 10 hours of night driving practice with a driver who has a valid full license and is at least 21 years of age.
- have been pointable violation free for 6 months in a row.
You must pass a written test on DC traffic safety laws, as well as a vision test before being allowed to take the road test for your provisional license, if you are under 18 years of age.
If you are 21 years or older, you can get your driver’s license after you have passed all tests—vision, written knowledge and road skills.
How do I prepare for the Washington DC permit test?
All applicants will be required by the DMV in Washington DC to pass a written test on safe driving techniques, traffic signs and motor vehicle laws. If you don’t pass the exam, you may be charged a re-examination fee and you may have to wait until at least the next day to try the test again.
You are encouraged to study for this exam so that you can obtain your learner’s permit as soon as you reach the required age. You can take an online practice exam that provides actual sample questions from the DMV exam. Test your driving knowledge by taking the DC practice permit test now.
I have recently moved to Washington DC. How do I get the driver’s license?
If you move to DC from another state you must convert your license within 30 days and get a DC driver’s license. You will be asked to turn in your out-of-state license so be sure to take it with you when you go to the DMV.
If your former license is valid and is not expired more than 90 days, you will not have to do the written test. If it has not been expired for more than 180 days, you will not have to complete the road skills test.
I am from the overseas. Do I have to apply for the Washington DC driver’s license?
If you move to DC from another country and you wish to obtain a DC license, you must pass the vision screening and the written exam. If your former license is not written in English, an English translation from a certified translator, or your embassy, must be attached. This translation must be on official embassy letterhead paper. If you are using a certified translator copy it must have a raised certification stamp.
What documentation do I require for Washington DC driving permit?
Ensure that you have the following when you are going to the DMV to get your license:
What will happen after I pass the permit test?
You will receive the following when you have met your licensing requirements:
- Restricted Driver’s License (16 years and 6 months to 21 years of age), which is valid for 5 years.
- Full Driver’s License (21 years of age and older), which is valid for 5 years.
Always remember—to operate a vehicle safely, you must have knowledge, practiced skill and respectfully understand the limitations that can be imposed by the environment as well as other drivers.