Select Your Free 2024 DC Permit Practice Test to Get Started

Select Your <strong>Free 2024 DC Permit Practice Test</strong> to Get Started
How fortunate you are to live in the nation’s capital. From the distinct area of Georgetown to the Potomac River to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C. is the political epicenter of America. With so much to see and experience, it’s critical to become a licensed driver. But before you can experience all that the District of Columbia has to offer you will need to pass the required DC permit test. Take the next steps now to prepare for this test by reviewing the information found in the District of Columbia Drivers Handbook and then test your knowledge with our DC permit practice tests. Packed with critical information to not only prepare you for the driver written test, these study tools are great resource to help you become a safe and effective driver. Select your practice test to begin.

Permit Practice Tests (360 questions)

  • Questions 1-40
    Permit Test 1

    Start your journey by learning the fundamentals of driving in District of Columbia.  Multiple choice questions designed to test your knowledge of the rules of the road.

  • Questions 41-80
    Permit Test 2

    Introduction to common road signs, lane markings, speed limits, traffic lights, sharing the road, child restraint systems, hand signals, and seatbelt usage.

  • Questions 81-120
    Permit Test 3

    Questions designed to test your knowledge of driving in poor weather conditions, phone usage, parking rules, lane changes, road signs, traffic signals, and blind spots.

  • Questions 121-160
    Permit Test 4

    Features safe driving questions with an emphasis on defensive driving, distracted driving, emergency situations, railroad crossings, accidents, and road signs.

  • Questions 161-210
    Road Signs Test

    This practice test will test your knowledge of various road signs and their meanings.  Learn how to identify road signs by shape and color.

  • 25 random questions
    DMV Test Simulator

    Simulate test day with this practice test.  Random questions generated from a huge database.  No explanations.  New questions with every attempt.

  • Questions 211-360
    Mega Test

    Boost your knowledge with this massive practice test.  Features hundreds of questions from every road rules category.  Perfect for the day before the exam.

District of Columbia Permit Test FAQ

Applying for Your DC Permit

When can I apply for a learner's permit in the District of Columbia?

You can apply for a Learner’s Permit when you are 16 years of age.

What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?

You must provide proper identification and then pass a written knowledge test and a vision test. The written knowledge test will cover the district’s traffic laws and signs as well as basic vehicle safety and operation.

How many questions are on the District of Columbia permit test?

There are 20 questions on the test.

How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

You must answer at least 15 correctly to pass.

How should I prepare for the District of Columbia permit test?

Want to receive your learner’s permit as fast as possible? Then be sure to study – one very effective way to study is to use online practice exams that include real sample questions from the district DMV Exam. Take a District of Columbia practice permit test right now to test your driving knowledge.

Where do I take the District of Columbia permit test?

The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) is responsible for licensing drivers within the district. Visit to find a location near you.

How much does the District of Columbia permit test cost?

There is a $20 testing fee.

What can I expect on test day?

You will visit the local DMV office with a parent or legal guardian. You will need to bring with you your birth certificate, Social Security Number, proof of residency and a notarized parental consent form. Once you’ve shown the proper identification, you will need to pass the written knowledge test and the vision test to receive your learner’s permit.