Virginia DMV Driver’s License Practice Test

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Each test contains questions based on information in the official driver's handbook.

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Virginia Driver Handbook

Here’s what you’ll find in the Virginia driver’s handbook:

  • Signals, Signs and Marks on the Pavement
  • Safe Driving Practices
  • Seat Belts, Air Bags and Child Safety Seats
  • Fines

Virginia DMV Written Test Requirements

There are 30 multiple-choice and true / false questions on the VA DMV written test. The test is based on the information you will find in the driver’s manual.

To pass, you will need to answer at least 24 questions correctly.

After Passing the Written Exam

If you are at least 18 years old, you can take the road test immediately after passing the written test if you have also completed a driver’s ed course. If not, you will have to wait at least 90 days and practice driving with a learner’s permit before taking the driving test.

If you are under 18 years of age, you are required to have a learner’s permit and complete a driver’s education program.

Virginia Driver’s License & Testing FAQs

Check out the FAQs below to find answers to common questions about getting your driver’s license and taking your written test.

What is the minimum age to obtain a learner permit in Virginia?

You must be at least 15 years and 6 months old to obtain a learner’s permit.

How long do you have to have a learner’s permit for if you are under 18?

You must have the learner’s permit for at least 9 months.

What are the supervised driving requirements if you are under the age of 18 in VA?

While you have a learner’s permit you must complete at least 45 hours of supervised driving practice with at least 15 hours completed at night.

How many questions are there on the written test?

There are 30 questions in the VA DMV written test.

How many correct questions do you need to get?

You must answer 24 of the 30 questions correctly to pass the written exam.

What happens if you fail the written test?

If you are under 18 years of age and do not pass the knowledge test, you will have to wait at least 15 days before I can take again.

If you are at least 18 years old, you can repeat the test at any time. If it is within 15 days of your failure, you must pay the trial fee.

If you fail the knowledge test 3 times, you will need to complete a driver education course.

How old must you be to apply for a driver’s license in Virginia?

You must be at least 16 years and 3 months old to qualify for a restricted driver’s license.