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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 South Dakota DMV locations is the same.

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

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  • At what age can I apply for a permit in South Dakota?

    You are eligible for a learner’s permit starting at age 14.
  • What documents will I need when I go to apply for my license in SD?

    Your will need:
    1. Proof of identity and date of birth such as a Certified U.S. birth certificate, valid unexpired U.S. passport, or Certificate of Citizenship
    2. Proof of Social Security Number
    3. Two Proofs of SD Residential Address (parents may provide for minors)
  • Where is the nearest place I can go to apply for a driver’s license in SD?

    You may apply for a South Dakota license at any exam station in the state.
  • Is it easy to contact my nearest SD Driver’s License Office?

    You may contact any SD Driver’s License Office by specific location or call 1-800-952-3696.
  • Who is allowed to bring me for my permit test in SD?

    Your parent or legal guardian must bring you in order to sign your driver’s license application.
  • Is a physical required in order to get a permit in South Dakota?

    A physical examination isn’t required when getting your license in SD.
  • Is a vision test necessary when I go to apply for my SD driver’s license?

    Yes, you are required to pass a vision test.
  • Where do I get a photo for my South Dakota driver’s license taken?

    Your photo will be taken the same day you get your license.
  • What happens after I apply for my South Dakota driver’s license?

    After you’ve gotten your learner’s permit, you should hold it for at least 180 days (90 days if you’ve taken a state approved driver’s education course). After those days are up, you may apply for your full driver’s license.
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Hazardous Materials (HazMat)
School Bus/Passenger Vehicles
Air Brake
Combination Vehicles
Double/Triple Trailers
Tanker Vehicles
Pre-Trip Inspection

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Are you ready to become a new driver in South Dakota? Take advantage of the free study tools below and be on your way to getting your driver’s permit in no time. For individuals who wish to obtain their SD driver’s permit, the South Dakota License Guide is a great place to start. This resource contains information about the state’s requirements for new drivers. The SD Driver’s Handbook will help you learn all of the information that will appear on the SD Division of Motor Vehicle’s official permit exam. After you have studied, test your new knowledge using the 5 FREE permit practice exams below. If you are interested in obtaining a South Dakota motorcycle permit, the SD Motorcycle Handbook and SD motorcycle permit practice exam will be extremely helpful. Good luck!