Hawaii Written Test for Driver License & Learner’s Permit
To get your first Hawaii Learner’s (Instructional) Permit or full driver license, you must pass a knowledge exam.
A 30-question test will check your knowledge of Hawaii traffic rules, safe driving, and road signs and signals. The passing score is 80%, which means you must correctly answer at least 24 of the 30 questions.
Should you fail your Hawaii knowledge test, you must wait 7 days before you can take it again.
The Hawaii Driver License Test in SummaryNumber of Questions: 30
Correct answers: 24
Passing score: 80%
Test time: 30 minutes
Days before you can retake: 7 days
Available languages: 9
Failure rate: Not recorded
If You Are Under 18 Years
If you are under 18 years, Hawaii DMV will issue a learner’s permit before you can take a road test and earn a full and unrestricted driver license.
The learner’s permit and, later, the provisional license come with some driver restrictions. It is a good idea to fully understand the Hawaii graduated licensing system and which restrictions will apply to your permit.
If You Are 18 Years or Older
If you are 18 years (or older), you will still need to pass the knowledge test before you can take the road test. Questions on your test are basically the same as on the permit test.
After passing all necessary tests, DMV issues a full and unrestricted driver’s license – unless you applied for a permit.
Read the Hawaii Driver’s Manual
It is a good idea to get the latest version of the Hawaii Driver’s Manual when preparing for a driver’s license or learner’s permit. The manual has information about the most important rules and safe driving tips for a new driver. You will also find all answers to the test questions in this manual.
Give the manual serious attention and a lot of time. The more you use the manual, the better prepared for the test you will be.
Take All Practice Tests
Practice tests will help you prepare and learn faster. Our Hawaii practice tests are all designed for the State of Hawaii and aimed to make the real knowledge test easier.
If you disagree with an answer, always look up the facts in the Hawaii Driver’s Manual.
The manual is your best friend when studying for a new permit or driver’s license.
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