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Once you turn 16 years old, you can begin taking Driver's Ed and get your Learner's Permit. 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 teen drivers must hold a Learner’s Permit for 120-180 days before taking their license test, depending on which Driver's Ed course you take. 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 Connecticut 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 the Connecticut permit test easily with help from The Next Street. Check out our Blog Post on Passing Your Learner's Permit Test.

Learner’s Permit Vision Test

The first part of the CT 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. You don't want the DMV Vision Test to be when you realize you need glasses. If you fail your Vision Test, you will not be able to take the Knowledge Test and you will need to schedule another test date (2-3 months down the road).

Learner’s Permit Knowledge Test

ct-drivers-educationAfter you pass your vision 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 use The Next Street Permit Prep eBook, you should have no problem passing your test.

What to Bring to the DMV for 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 a handy Permit Test Checklist, and make sure you show up with everything you need on test day.

Permit Test Check list

Customer Reviews

"Wow, I was confused about how to get my permit, but your eBook made everything clear and simple. I passed on the first try!" -Dave, Watertown

"We love your practice tests. My friend and I tested on the same day and took the tests the whole way to the DMV. We were ready, and we passed!"
-Christine, Fairfield