West Virginia DMV Test Prep

Use the following WV(West 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 West Virginia.

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WV Marathon Test

This test contains all the DMV test questions we have! Don’t say you are ready for the real test until you pass this test with flying colors!


This is our West Virginia DMV Test simulator – same passing score and number of questions as the real test, different EVERY TIME you re-take this test.

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WV Alcohol/Drugs

Never drive under the influence! Take this FREE WV permit practice test to learn all about alcohol and drugs while driving, including regulations related to DUI and penalties.

WV Intersection

Accidents often occur at intersections. Take this FREE WV permit practice test to learn all about intersections, including right-of-ways, rules, sharing the road, etc.

WV Lane Change

How do you change lanes? Take this FREE WV permit practice test to learn all about lane changes, including right-of-ways, blind spots, and the proper signals.

WV Lights

Traffic lights are signalling devices that control flows of traffic to promote safe driving. Take this FREE WV permit practice test to learn all about traffic lights and what they mean.

WV Parking

Parking is an essential part of driving. Take this FREE WV permit practice test to learn all about parking, including how to park, where to park, and rules of parking.

WV Regulation

Traffic regulations are rules that you must follow to promote safe driving. Take this FREE WV permit practice test to learn all about regulations pertaining to your state.

WV Signal

Signalling is a way to communicate with other road users. Take this FREE WV permit practice test to learn all about signalling rules and hand signals.

WV Signs

How well do you know your traffic signs? Take this FREE WV permit practice test to learn all about different types of traffic signs, what they mean, and how to react to them.

WV Speed

Speed limits are set to promote safe driving. Take this FREE WV permit practice test to learn all about the how fast you can drive on various roadways and in different areas of your state.

WV Symbols

Symbols and colors can tell you a lot. Take this FREE WV permit practice test to learn all about traffic symbols, including where they are used and how to interpret them.

WV Traffic

Traffic is the movement of road users. Take this FREE WV permit practice test to learn all about traffic rules, safe practices, and how to share the road with other road users.

WV Vehicle

Do you know how to operate the lights on your vehicle? Take this FREE WV permit practice test to learn all about vehicle lights, where they are, and when to use them.

WV Other

Driving is not simple. Take this FREE WV permit practice test to learn all other important aspects of driving, including emergency responses and driving exceptions.
Applying for your WV License
What is the minimum age to apply for a driving permit in West Virginia?
In West Virginia, you may apply for your learner’s permit starting at age 15.
What documents will I need to submit when applying for a driver's license in West Virginia?
If it is your first time applying for a license in West Virginia, you will need to have:

  • One Proof of Identity
  • Proof of Social Security Number
  • 2 Proofs of Residency
  • School Eligibility Form (if under 18)
How do I contact my nearest West Virginia DMV office?
Driver’s licenses are issued at local West Virginia DMV offices. Here’s a list of West Virginia DMV offices.
Getting Ready for Your WV Permit Test
On the West Virginia permit test, what will I be tested on?
The permit test is comprised of written questions about West Virginia state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. The test questions have been created from material found in the West 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 West Virginia permit test?
Although the WV driver’s handbook is the source of truth when it comes to writing the West Virginia permit test, it can be confusing to study from it. Our FREE WV 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 are done studying the individual topics, take our FREE WV DMV marathon test and WV 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 West Virginia learner’s permit?
No, driver’s education is not required.
Is there a mobile West 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 West Virginia DMV Test?
The West Virginia permit test consists of 25 multiple choice questions.
What's the passing mark for the West Virginia DMV Test?
You must score 19 out of 25 questions correctly to pass the West Virginia permit test.
Taking Your WV Permit Test
How do I sign up for my permit test in West Virginia?
To sign up for your permit test in West 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 West 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 West Virginia permit test?
To pass your West Virginia permit test, you are expected to know West Virginia traffic laws, road signs, and rules for safe driving. All material will be taken from the West 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 25 multiple choice questions on the permit test. You need to get at least 76% 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.

Next Steps
I failed my West 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 a week before taking it again
I passed my West Virginia permit test! Now what?

If you are over 18 years old, you must hold your learner’s permit for at least 30 days.

If you are 18 years old or under, you must hold your permit for at least 6 months. You must complete 50 hours of behind the wheel training or complete driver’s education during that time.

When can I take my road test?
After getting your learner’s permit, you must wait at least 30 days if you are over 18 years old before you could take your road test. If you are 18 or under, you must wait at least 6 months.

During this time period, teens 18 or under must get at least 50 hours of behind the wheel training or complete drivers education.

Who may I have in the car with me while driving in West Virginia with a learner's permit?
You must have a licensed driver age 21 or older with you when driving with a learner’s permit.
New to West Virginia
Will I have to pass a road test when I move to West Virginia from another state?
Usually, no road test is required. However, that is up to the discretion of the examiner. You are required to pass a vision test and complete a brief alcohol awareness course.
Is my out-of-state learners permit valid in West Virginia?
Yes, you may drive with you out-of-state learner’s permit in West Virginia. You must adhere to the rules of both your home state and West Virginia.
Where do I find more driving-related information when moving to West Virginia?
If you have further questions regarding driving in West Virginia,  you should visit the West Virginia DMV website.

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