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A Learner’s Permit is a special permit granted by the State of Connecticut DMV that allows you to practice driving before you get your driver’s license. All new drivers – regardless of age – must hold a Learner’s Permit for a period before taking their license test, and driving students 18 and over must hold their permit for 90 days. It is not required to have your permit before you begin Driving School – in fact, we recommend you attend at least two Driver’s Ed classes before your Permit Test. We also recommend getting your Permit as soon as possible in order to reduce the waiting time for your License Test. Take the easiest road to your license with The Next Street.


The DMV Permit Test is a 25 question exam where you can get no more than 4 wrong in order to pass. No worries: You can pass more easily with help from The Next Street.

Learner’s Permit Vision Test

  • The first part of the Driver's Permit Test is a vision test.
  • If you wear glasses or contacts, be sure to bring them with you.
  • If you’re having trouble with your vision, get a checkup with your eye doctor prior to going to the DMV.
  • If you fail your Vision Test, you will not be able to take the Knowledge Test.

Learner’s Permit Knowledge Test

  • The second part of the Permit Test is a knowledge test.
  • The Knowledge Test is a 25 question, multiple choice exam taken on a computer.
  • The questions are a random selection from a pool of 300 safe driving questions… and they aren’t easy.
  • You must get at least 21 correct answers in order to pass.
  • Don’t go in cold; make sure you study!
  • If you study The Next Street's Permit Prep eBook, you should have no problem passing your test.

What to Bring to Your Learner’s Permit Test

  • It’s test day. You’re excited. Nervous. Ready to nail the test. The DMV inspector finally calls your name: “Do you have your Birth Certificate?” Nooooooooooooo! Don’t let this happen to you.
  • The DMV requires that you bring and present certain paperwork on the day of your test.
  • Download and print The Next Street's handy Permit Test Checklist, and make sure you show up with everything you need on test day.

Permit Test Checklist