Connecticut Permit Test (Everything You Should Know)

Connecticut Permit Test (Everything You Should Know)

If you’ve read our “Connecticut Driver’s License Requirements” article, you’ll know that you have to pass a permit test. 

Well, we want to expand on that specific topic a bit more. 

This is because many people are nervous about taking the test, and that is common.  

So our goal is to give you everything you need to know about the Connecticut permit test. This way, you’ll be more confident when you enter those exam doors. 

And to do that, we’re going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the test. 

So let’s go!

Can I Take My Permit Test Online in Connecticut?

No, you are not allowed to take the learner’s permit test online. According to the Connecticut DMV, all learner’s permit tests, regardless of your age, has to be done in person at the appointed DMV offices. 

That said, you may schedule your permit test online at the Connecticut DMV’s website

Where Can I Take the Permit Test in Connecticut?

You can schedule a permit test in any of the following DMV offices:

  • Bridgeport Office: 95 Sylvan Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606
  • Cheshire Testing Center: 1625 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410
  • Danbury Office: 2 Lee Mac Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
  • Enfield Office: 4 Pearson Way, Enfield, CT 06082
  • Hamden Office: 1985 State Street, Hamden, CT 06517
  • Norwalk Office: 540 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
  • Old Saybrook Office: 7 Custom Drive, Old Saybrook, CT
  • Waterbury Office: 2210 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06704
  • Wethersfield Office: 69 State Street, Wethersfield, CT 06161
  • Willimantic Office: 1557 Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

All DMV offices are by appointment only, so make sure to schedule your test online before you visit any office. 

How Do I Schedule for the Connecticut Permit Test?

You can schedule your permit test on the Connecticut DMV website

Simply choose which type of test you want to take, whether ‘Non-CDL Learner Permit Test’, CDL Knowledge Test, or Motorcycle Permit Knowledge Test. 

From there, you will be asked to enter your details and select the testing schedule you prefer. You may also choose the DMV office where it’s most convenient for you. 

You also pay for your permit test here. 

Through the website, you can also reschedule your appointment, cancel your appointment, check for appointment confirmation, or retrieve your pin. 

How Much Does the Permit Test Cost in Connecticut?

The permit test costs $40. This already includes the vision, knowledge, and road tests. 

Note: you are no longer allowed to pay via e-check. 

As for the actual learner’s permit, it costs an additional $19. 

What Do You Need for the Connecticut Permit Test?

The requirements needed to take the Connecticut permit test vary depending on your age. 

For 16-17 years old:

  1. Collect all acceptable forms of identification listed here. If you are a non-US citizen, please check the additional identification requirements listed here.
  2. Schedule an appointment to take the permit test online
  3. Fill out the Application for Non-Commercial Learner’s Permit and/or Driver’s License and submit it to the DMV office, along with your IDs, during test day. 
  4. If your parent or guardian won’t be able to accompany you during the testing date, submit a filled-out Certificate of Parental Consent.
  5. Pass the vision test

For 18 years old and above:

  1. If you have a Connecticut ID card, you have the option to bring it instead of the other identity documents to the DMV office. If you don’t have any, check here for a list of accepted forms of identification. If you are a non-US citizen, please check the additional identification requirements listed here.
  2. Schedule an appointment for your permit test online
  3. On your testing day, bring the original documents and your appointment verification.
  4. You will be asked to take a vision test first. If you pass the vision test, you will proceed with the knowledge test. 

Once you submit all the documents, as well as pass the vision and permit test, you can get your learner’s permit. 

How Many Questions Are on the Connecticut Permit Test?

There are 25 questions on the knowledge test. In order to pass, you cannot get more than 5 questions wrong. 

What Happens if I Fail the Connecticut Permit Test?

If you fail the knowledge portion of the test, you need to reschedule online with the DMV office. You will also have to pay for the test again. 

You can apply for a retake right after you see the results of your exam, but you will only be allowed to take the test 7 days after your last testing date. 

How Can I Prepare for the Permit Test in Connecticut?

The best way to prepare for the permit test is to study the Connecticut Driver’s Manual and take practice tests. 

Now, you might think that since the test is only 25 questions, it is easy to pass. However, you need to score at least 80% (or 20 questions) for you to pass the knowledge test. 

To ensure that you do not fail on your first try, here are some tips: 

  • Study the DMV Driver’s Manual from start to finish
  • Study consistently and with enough time before the test. It’s best to schedule your test with at least a week of study time
  • Practice with an online test prep
  • Take as many online test preps so that you are familiar with the questions and the type of exam
  • Be early on your exam day so that you won’t feel anxious or stressed during the exam


So that was everything you need to know about the Connecticut permit test. 

As you can see, if you just study the Connecticut Driver’s Manual, you will have no problem passing the test. It helps to take online practice tests, too. 

Another important thing to remember is that you have to schedule an appointment online.

And also, make sure you bring all the required documents when you get to the testing center. 

Now you’re ready to ace that permit test.

Good luck!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *