Who Must Take the Test?
There is a separate written test for each class of license. Complete information can be found in the driver's manual.
All first-time applicants are required to take and pass a written knowledge test.
- Learner's Permit - Type LPE: must pass vision and written tests.
- Learner's Permit - Type LPD: must pass vision and written tests. The written test will be waived if a school learner's permit (LPE), school permit (SCP) or learner's permit (LPD) has been issued that is valid or has been expired for no more than one year.
- School Permit - Type SCP: waived if the applicant has completed a DMV approved driver safety course.
- Provisional Operator's Permit - POP: waived if the applicant has completed a DMV approved driver safety course.
- Operator's License (Class O): waived if the applicant held a POP.
If you are renewing a valid Nebraska operator's license, the written test will be waived if you renew within one year after expiration.
Read the state Driver's Manual or Handbook. All real permit test questions are based on the material in this manual. Get familiar with all areas and learn the laws and rules presented. Pay special attention to facts that are bolded or highlighted.
Give yourself plenty of time. Start preparing at least two weeks before the real test.
Take several of our driver permit practice tests to make sure you are ready for the real examination.
Our Practice Tests
Our permit and license practice tests contain 25 questions. You must correctly answer 20 questions to pass (80%). This is a common passing score in most states. You should, however, aim for a score of 90% or more on a permit practice test.
Read all questions and answers carefully. You will see many DMV test answers, but do NOT focus on memorizing exact phrases - focus on understanding! The practice permit test questions may be repeated with several different alternatives and different wording. Real DMV permit test questions are created the same way.
All questions are multiple-choice or true/false. Only one alternative is correct and acceptable. If you see All of the above, None of the above, or similar as one alternative, make sure you evaluate all alternatives carefully.