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Driving the coast of the jewel of the eastern seaboard is a dream and the 0% sales tax doesn’t hurt either. But if you are going to be prepared to sail in a car, truck, or motorcycle along the roads of the great state of Delaware, you’ll first need to pass your driver’s test. We’ve collected everything you need to know about hitting the DMV in the diamond state from test prep questions to exactly what you need to bring to the office (don’t make multiple trips). Studying from the official manual can be confusing, and testers have testified to turning failures into success just by following our DMV practice written tests.

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Delaware Driver's License: When You Can Apply

AgeType of LicensePrerequisites
16+ (First Timers)Supervised Learner's PermitMust have completed Driver's Ed. Also pass a Vision Test. (Note: This option is not available to you if you're at least 18 years of age.)
18+ (First Timers)Supervised Learner's PermitPass a Knowledge Test and a Vision Test.
16 ½+ (Supervised Learner's Permit Holders)Unsupervised Learner's PermitMust have held Supervised Learner's Permit for six months. Also practice driving for 50 hours (10 hours at night). (Note: This option is not available to you if you're at least 18 years of age.)
18+ (Supervised Learner's Permit Holders)Full (Adult) LicenseMust have held Supervised Learner's Permit for 10 days. Also pass a Vision Test and a Road Test.
17+ (Unsupervised Learner's Permit Holders)Full (Adult) LicenseMust have held Unsupervised Learner's Permit for 6 months.

Note: To apply for any type of instruction permit or license, you must first obtain consent from your parents or guardians if you are under 18 years of age.

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Delaware Driver's License & Permit FAQ

How Can I Apply for my DE Driver's License? Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How old should I be in order to apply for a learner’s permit in Delaware?

    You should be at least 16 before applying for your permit.
  • What documents should I have when I go to apply for my license in Delaware?

    You will need to provide:
    • Proof of Identity
    • Proof of Social Security Number
    • 2 Proofs of Residency
    • Drivers education certificate (under age 18)
  • Where do I go to apply for a driver's license in Delaware?

  • How can I contact my nearest Delaware office?

    Here’s a list of each DMV field office.
  • Who should bring me for my knowledge test in Delaware?

    If you’re under 18, a sponsor must accompany you in order to sign the learner permit application.
  • Does Delaware require a physical in order to get a license?

    No physical exam is required.
  • Will I need a vision test when I go for my Delaware driver's license?

    Yes. You must pass a vision test.
  • Where do I go to get my driver’s license picture taken?

    Your picture will be taken at the DMV office. You picture must show your full face.
  • What’s the next step after I apply for my Delaware permit?

    If you are over 18, you may apply for your license in 10 days. If you are under 18, you must be getting at least 50 hours of practice driving and be supervised at all times. Your permit will automatically become a valid license after you've held your permit for 12 months, with no violations.
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Here’s What Other Learners from DE are Saying:

"I applied for my permit in 2011 and failed even after studying the book. I found this site and studied the book provided on the site. I didn't apply for my permit until I passed all of the practice tests and am proud to say I PASSED!! I'm going to recommend to all my friends and passers by! Thank you for providing these tests it because of them that I passed."

Endea E., Wilmington, Delaware

"Very helpful. I passed. Just got 1 wrong on the test. Together with the book and the book and this site, you can surely pass the test. "

Chez B., Dover, Delaware

"I was always afraid to drive, finally realizing that I needed to, I found this website and it helped me so much, between reading the drivers manual and this site, I went today and passed my written test with flying colors. Thank you! "

Dana R., Newark, Delaware
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General Knowledge (330 questions)
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171 Most Frequently Asked General Knowledge Questions

Pass your DE CDL General Knowledge Exam with this exclusive cheat sheet. This printable PDF e-book contains the DMV's 171 most frequently asked General Knowledge questions with the correct answers. It's perfect as a review right before your exam, and is applicable across all of the United States.

Hazardous Materials (HazMat) (97 questions)
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Pass your DE CDL HazMat Endorsement Exam with this exclusive cheat sheet. This printable PDF e-book contains the DMV's 50 most frequently asked Hazardous Materials questions with the correct answers. It's perfect as a review right before your exam, and is applicable across all of the United States.

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55 Most Frequently Asked School Bus Questions

Pass your DE CDL School Bus Endorsement Exam with this exclusive cheat sheet. This printable PDF e-book contains the DMV's 55 most frequently asked School Bus questions with the correct answers. It's perfect as a review right before your exam, and is applicable across all of the United States.

Passenger Vehicles (52 questions)
Air Brakes (119 questions)
Combination Vehicles (99 questions)
Double/Triple Trailers (48 questions)
Tanker Vehicles (40 questions)
Pre-Trip Inspection (46 questions)

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