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Rhode Island Practice Permit Test

Have you always dreamt of seeing the Newport Mansions? Before you embark on your road trip, you’ll need to pass your Rhode Island permit test.

Our Rhode Island permit practice test is equipped with full answer explanations for every question, so you’ll be the master of the material in no time. We even designed a test specifically for Rhode Island road signs, giving you all the practice you need to pass your driver’s exam on the first try.

Preparing early is the key to success. Start studying by answering some questions below.

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Rhode Island Permit Practice Tests

Begin your preparation by using one of the free RI DMV practice exams linked below. Our practice exams include answer explanations that will help you better understand key concepts. The exams are 100% free and require no registration.

Rhode Island Road Signs

Concerned about road signs for your upcoming exam? We’ve got you covered. You can use our RI road signs practice test to focus strictly on the signs of the road.

About the Rhode Island Permit Test

The Rhode Island permit driving test is made up of 40 total questions. Of those 40 questions, individuals will need to answer 28 of those questions correctly to pass the exam. This comes out to a minimum passing score of 70%.

Individuals must be at least 16 years of age to take the Rhode Island permit test. You can expect to follow these steps before and after taking the Rhode Island permit test:

  1. Enroll in drivers education
  2. Get CCRI certificate
  3. Apply for your permit in person
  4. Fill out application form
  5. Provide proper documentation
  6. Pass vision exam
  7. Pay fee ($12)
  8. Get your permit

Documentation Required

When applying for your permit at the Rhode Island DMV, you will need to provide proof of your name, age, and address. Typical documents you can use include:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Social Security Card
  • 1099 Form, W2 Statement or Paystub
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship

Please be sure to check the Official Rhode Island DMV Site for complete details.

In addition, you will typically need to have a parent or guardian present if you are under the age of 18.

After you receive your learners permit, you will need to complete some general requirements to get your full driver’s license. In the state of Rhode Island, you will need to complete 33.5 hours of drivers ed classroom hours and at least 50 hours of supervised driving hours.

Rhode Island Driving Test FAQs

There are a total of 40 questions on the Rhode Island permit test.

For the RI written test, you must answer at least 70% of the questions correctly, which comes out to a total of 28 questions

You may apply for a permit in Rhode Island when you are at least 16 years old.

You can get your license in Rhode Island when you have waited at least 6 months after you received your permit.

You can get your license in Rhode Island when you have had the following supervised driving time: 50 hours, 10 of which must be at night.

The minimum age for a driver’s license in Rhode Island is: 16.5.

In Rhode Island you will have the following restrictions on your driver’s license –

Nighttime Restrictions: 1 a.m. – 5 a.m.

Passenger Restrictions: no more than 1 passenger younger than 21.

The Nighttime restrictions will be in place until you reach: 12 months of license or 18.

The Passenger Restrictions will be in place until you reach the age of: 12 months of license or 18.

In Rhode Island, driver education is required of permit applicants younger than 18. In Rhode Island, driver education is required of license applicants younger than 18.

Gianni Evangelisti
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