Virginia DMV Test Prep
Use the following VA(Virginia) DMV practice tests to study for your DMV permit test, driver’s license test, and/or senior citizens’ refresher test.
Depending on your study style, you can choose to study by individual topics, do a DMV permit test simulation, and/or challenge yourself to the ultimate DMV marathon test that includes all of the test questions for Virginia.
Never drive under the influence! Take this FREE VA permit practice test to learn all about alcohol and drugs while driving, including regulations related to DUI and penalties specific to VA.
Accidents often occur at intersections. Take this FREE VA permit practice test to learn all about intersections, including right-of-ways, rules, sharing the road, etc.
How do you change lanes? Take this FREE VA permit practice test to learn all about lane changes, including right-of-ways, blind spots, and the proper signals.
Traffic lights are signalling devices that control flows of traffic to promote safe driving. Take this FREE VA permit practice test to learn all about traffic lights and what they mean.
Traffic regulations are rules that you must follow to promote safe driving. Take this FREE VA permit practice test to learn all about regulations pertaining to your state.
Signalling is a way to communicate with other road users. Take this FREE VA permit practice test to learn all about signalling rules and hand signals.
How well do you know your traffic signs? Take this FREE VA permit practice test to learn all about different types of traffic signs, what they mean, and how to react to them.
Symbols and colors can tell you a lot. Take this FREE VA permit practice test to learn all about traffic symbols, including where they are used and how to interpret them.
Traffic is the movement of road users. Take this FREE VA permit practice test to learn all about traffic rules, safe practices, and how to share the road with other road users.
Do you know how to operate the lights on your vehicle? Take this FREE VA permit practice test to learn all about vehicle lights, where they are, and when to use them.
Applying for your VA License
What is the minimum age to apply for a driving permit in Virginia?
In Virginia, you may apply for your learner’s permit starting at age 15.5.
What documents will I need to submit when applying for a driver's license in Virginia?
If it is your first time applying for a license in Virginia, you will need to have:
- Proof of Identity
- 1 proof of identity if you are younger than 19
- 2 proofs of identity if you are older than 19
- Proof of Legal United States Presence
- Proof of Social Security Number (if you’ve been issued one)
- Proof of Virginia Residency
How do I contact my nearest Virginia DMV office?
Driver’s licenses are issued at local Virginia DMV offices. Here’s a list of Virginia DMV offices.
Getting Ready for Your VA Permit Test
On the Virginia permit test, what will I be tested on?
The permit test is comprised of written questions about Virginia state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. The test questions have been created from material found in the Virginia Driver’s Manual and cover a range of topics including vehicle safety responsibility, right-of-way, signals, signs, and markers, parking, stopping, and standing, alcohol and drug impact on the driving ability, and more. In addition to passing the written exam, you will also need to pass a vision screening.
What is the best way to study for the Virginia permit test?
Although the VA driver’s handbook is the source of truth when it comes to writing the Virginia permit test, it can be confusing to study from it. Our FREE VA DMV Practice Tests contain questions that are 100% accurate and based on the driver’s manual. We break down the topics into 13 easy to understand practice tests. Focus on road signs, speeding limits, traffic violations, defensive driving techniques and proper yielding situations. And whenever you answer a question, you tell you WHY on the spot so you won’t make the same mistake again. When you done studying the individual topics, take our FREE VA DMV marathon test and VA DMV permit test simulator to assess your readiness for the real test. Remember, you can take our prep tests as many times as you want until you are 100% ready.
Is driver’s education required in order to get an Virginia learner’s permit?
No, but if you are under 19, you must complete driver’s education after getting your learner’s permit.
Is there a mobile Virginia DMV Practice Test app for my iPhone/iPad and/or android device(s)?
Yes, there is. In fact, our FREE DMV Practice Test app (DMV Hub) has over 2 million downloads to date. We make passing the DMV permit test even easier with features like smart timer and in-app analytical tools that tell you if you are ready to take the real test or not. You can download our app from the App Store or Google Play.
How many questions are on the Virginia DMV Test?
The Virginia permit test consists of 35 multiple choice questions.
What's the passing mark for the Virginia DMV Test?
You must score 30 out of 35 questions correctly to pass the Virginia permit test.
Taking Your VA Permit Test
How do I sign up for my permit test in Virginia?
To sign up for your permit test in Virginia, simply find a local DMV office when you’re ready to apply.
Which DMV office should I go to take my permit test in Virginia?
It doesn’t matter which DMV office you go to, but most people choose to go to a DMV office nearest to them. To find out where the DMV offices are located at, visit the DMV Offices page.
How do I pass the Virginia permit test?
To pass your Virginia permit test, you are expected to know Virginia traffic laws, road signs, and rules for safe driving. All material will be taken from the Virginia Driver’s License manual, which is what our FREE DMV practice test questions are based on. Subjects will cover sharing the road, meaning of road signs, navigating Intersections, speeding consequences, drinking and driving laws.
There are 35 multiple choice questions on the permit test. You need to get at least 85% in order to pass. Remember, You are NOT allowed to use the driver’s handbook during your permit test. You are being tested on your ability to recall the rules of the road. Prepare yourself before you go in and you will see that you can do well without the manual.
I failed my Virginia permit test, what should I do?
If you failed your written test, you won’t be given a permit.You must wait at least 15 days before taking it again. If you fail 3 times, you will have to take the classroom part of driver’s education again.
I passed my Virginia permit test! Now what?
If you are 19 years old or older, you must hold your learner’s permit for at least 60 days. If you can prove that you have had driver’s education, you may apply for your license immediately
If you are under 19 years old, you will have to hold your permit for at least 9 months. You will have to take driver’s education and get at least 45 hours of behind the wheel training.
When can I take my road test?
After getting your learner’s permit, you must wait at least 60 days if you are 19 years old or older before you could take your road test. If you are under 19, you must wait at least 9 months.
During this time period, teens under 19 must complete driver’s education and get at least 45 hours of behind the wheel training. If you’re 19 or older and have proven that you have had driver’s education, you may apply for your license immediately.
Who may I have in the car with me while driving in Virginia with a learner's permit?
You must have a licensed driver age 21 or older sitting next to you when you’re driving with a permit.
New to Virginia
Will I have to pass a road test when I move to Virginia from another state？
Usually no road test is required. However, that is up to the discretion of the examiner. You have 60 days to exchange your out-of-state license for a Virginia license.
Is my out-of-state learners permit valid in Virginia?
Yes, you may drive with you out-of-state learner’s permit in Virginia. You must adhere to the rules of both your home state and Virginia.
Where do I find more driving-related information when moving to Virginia?
If you have further questions regarding driving in Virginia, you should visit the Virginia DMV website.