District Columbia DMV Test Prep
Use the following District Columbia DC DMV practice tests to study for your DMV permit test, driver’s license test, and/or senior citizens’ refresher test. The DC DMV Driver test consists of 20 questions on rules of the road and road signs. You will need 15 out of 20 to pass.
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 District Columbia.
Never drive under the influence! Take this FREE DC permit practice test to learn all about alcohol and drugs while driving, including regulations related to DUI and penalties specific to DC.
Accidents often occur at intersections. Take this FREE DC 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 DC 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 DC 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 DC 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 DC permit practice test to learn all about signalling rules and hand signals.
How well do you know your traffic signs? Take this FREE DC 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 DC 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 DC 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 DC permit practice test to learn all about vehicle lights, where they are, and when to use them.
Applying for your DC License
What is the minimum age to apply for a driving permit in District of Columbia?
In District of Columbia, you may apply for your learner’s permit starting at age 16.
What documents will I need to submit when applying for a driver's license in District of Columbia?
If it is your first time applying for a license in District of Columbia, you will need to have:
- Proof of Name and Date of Birth
- Proof of Social Security Number
- Proof of Residency (if under 18)
- Proof of Parental Approval (if 16 or 17)
How do I contact my nearest District of Columbia DMV office?
Driver’s licenses are issued at local District of Columbia DMV offices. Here’s a list of District of Columbia DMV offices.
Getting Ready for Your DC Permit Test
On the District of Columbia permit test, what will I be tested on?
The permit test is comprised of written questions about District of Columbia state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. The test questions have been created from material found in the District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia permit test?
Although the DC driver’s handbook is the source of truth when it comes to writing the District of Columbia permit test, it can be confusing to study from it. Our FREE DC 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 DC DMV marathon test and DC 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 District of Columbia learner’s permit?
No, but you must get at least 40 hours of supervised licensed driving.
Is there a mobile District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia DMV Test?
The District of Columbia permit test consists of 20 multiple choice questions.
What's the passing mark for the District of Columbia DMV Test?
You must score 15 out of 20 questions correctly to pass the District of Columbia permit test.
Taking Your DC Permit Test
How do I sign up for my permit test in District of Columbia?
To sign up for your permit test in District of Columbia, simply find a local DMV office when you’re ready to apply.
Which DMV office should I go to take my permit test in District of Columbia?
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 District of Columbia permit test?
To pass your District of Columbia permit test, you are expected to know District of Columbia traffic laws, road signs, and rules for safe driving. All material will be taken from the District of Columbia 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 80% 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 District of Columbia permit test, what should I do?
If you failed your written test, you have to wait tat least 72 hours before you can take your test again.
I passed my District of Columbia permit test! Now what?
You must hold your permit for at least 6 months. You must also log at least 40 hours of driving training.
When can I take my road test?
After getting your learner’s permit, you must hold onto your permit for 6 months. You must also log at least 40 hours of behind the wheel training.
Who may I have in the car with me while driving in District of Columbia with a learner's permit?
You can only have a licensed adult who is at least 21 years old supervising you. You can only drive between the hours of 6 am and 9 pm
New to District of Columbia
Will I have to pass a road test when I move to District of Columbia from another state？
As long as your out-of-state license is still valid, you will not be required to take the road test.
Is my out-of-state learners permit valid in District of Columbia?
No. Your out-of-state learners permit will not be valid in District of Columbia.
Where do I find more driving-related information when moving to District of Columbia?
If you have further questions regarding driving in Connecticut, you should visit the District of Columbia DMV website.