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These practice tests are good for the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test. The written part of those tests at all Hawaii DMV locations is the same.

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How Can I Apply for my HI Driver’s License? Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What age must I be before I can apply for a Hawaii driver’s license?

    In the state of Hawaii, the minimum age to get a permit is 15 ½. You may apply for your provisional license at age 16.
  • What documents should I take with me when I apply for my Hawaii license?

    When you go to apply for your very first Hawaii license there are a few documents you will need to take with you:
    • Proof of Identity such as your Birth Certificate
    • Proof of Social Security Number
    • Proof of United States Legal Presence.
    • Notarized application from Parents or Legal Guardians (if under 18 and your parents are unable to bring you)
  • How do I become eligible for a Hawaii learner’s permit?

    In order to become eligible for a learner’s permit in Hawaii you must be…
    • 15 ½ years or older.
    • Able to supply proof of ID
    • Able to supply proof of Social Security Number
    • Able to supply proof of legal presence
  • Where should I go to apply for my Hawaii license?

    You definitely should go to a nearby DMV office to apply for your license. We recommend you go get and fill out your application ahead of time.
    There are several DMV locations divided up by counties.
    • To reach the County of Maui DMV main office call (808) 270-7363. If you want a specific location in the county of Maui see the list here.
    • To reach the County of Kauai main office call (808) 241-4256.
    • To reach specific DMV locations in the County of Hawaii see them here.
    • To reach the City and County of Honolulu click here.
  • How do I contact a Hawaii DMV office?

    You may contact a Hawaii DMV office by either checking out their website or by calling them at (808) 532-7700. There are several locations that you must contact directly.
    • To reach the County of Maui DMV main office call (808) 270-7363. If you want a specific location in the county of Maui see the list here.
    • To reach the County of Kauai main office call (808) 241-4256.
    • To reach specific DMV locations in the County of Hawaii see them here.
    • To reach the City and County of Honolulu click here.
  • Who needs to bring me for my written test in Hawaii?

    It’s best your parent(s) bring you because they have to sign your application. If they are unable to bring you there are other options. You can have them sign your application in front of a notary public and then have a licensed driver 21 or older bring you.
  • Are physicals necessary when getting a license in Hawaii?

    No. A physical isn’t necessary when getting a license in Hawaii.
  • Why do I need a vision test in order to get my Hawaii license?

    A vision test ensures that you are able to see and drive safely on the road. This is for the benefit of you and other drivers.
  • Where should I go for my driver’s license picture in Hawaii?

    You will have your picture taken at the DMV office once you pass. Be sure to wear a nice shirt/ blouse and comb your hair, you want to look your best.
  • How do I apply for my Hawaii license?

    The first step in applying for your Hawaii license is getting a Hawaii learner’s permit. In order to get your learner’s permit, you must first be:
    • At least 15 ½ years old
    • Able to supply proof of ID
    • Able to give proof of Social Security Number
    • Able to provide proof of US Legal Presence
  • What’s the next step after I apply for my Hawaii driver’s license?

    If you are between the age of 16 and 18, your next step is to get your provisional license.
    • You will have to hold your permit for at least 180 days before applying of your provisional license.
    • You will need to take a state certified driver’s education course with a total of 30 classroom hours and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training.
    • You will need to get an additional 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice from a licensed driver age 21 or older.
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Here’s What Other Learners from Hawaii are Saying:

"This website is so much easier to study. Not only that even though you have wrong answers it’ll highlight the right answers and at the bottom it explains why. I did the first 2 last year which I failed both and twice this year. This 4th time around I got it and passed the test. 4 out of 40 questions."

Maria Vanessa Huth, Hawaii

"My driver’s written exam consisted of 30 questions. I took the test yesterday and passed. It is tricky in some places. If you don’t study, you won’t pass. I pointed out to the examiner lady that one of the speed limit numbers was switched; in comparing the book question with the test question. She laughed and told me to pay my 5 dollars for passing the test. The more you fail, the more money the state makes. Study the book and do the online quizzes."

Sam Iam, Hawaii

"I just moved to Hilo from California and I have not taken a written test in 27 years! Some of the rules have changed, and some of Hawaii’s rules are a bit different than California, so the tests were helpful in helping me prepare for the DMV test. I read through the 140 page handbook, but taking repetitive tests was far easier. I took the test in the handbook, all 170+ questions only to find out they don’t give you the answers, you have to look each one up! This is WAY easier as you can go back to the questions you miss and try them again. Practice makes perfect!"

Laura Owens, Hilo, Hawaii
General Knowledge
Hazardous Materials (HazMat)
School Bus/Passenger Vehicles
Air Brake
Combination Vehicles
Double/Triple Trailers
Tanker Vehicles
Pre-Trip Inspection

Practice on the go and offline with our DMV Genie app:

Say “Aloha” to your Hawaii driver’s permit when you study for the exam using the following resources! This page provides potential drivers with all tools they need to ace Hawaii’s driver’s permit and motorcycle permit exams. Below you will find the official online HI Driver’s Handbook, HI Motorcycle Handbook, and HI License Guide. You will also find 5 FREE practice tests plus a motorcycle permit practice test that will reliably measure your knowledge of the information on the Hawaii exams. This page has everything you need to pass the exam with flying colors. Take advantage of these free resources and get ready to hit the road!