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Live free and drive, should be the motto of the fiercely independent “Granite State.” And face it, heading through the White Mountains in the beautiful Appalachians in any expedient way requires having a motorized means of conveyance. Here you’ll see step-by-step instructions for making your trip to the New Hampshire DMV count. Make sure you have all the right paperwork in hand before you go to the DMV with our guide, and ensure test success the first time around, with our resources and materials. Practice exams are available for motorcyclists, commercial vehicle drivers, or standard car operators, and include many questions that are nearly identical to the ones on the official test. Nervous about taking exams? The resources here include a marathon practice test as well as tests that are so close to the real thing you will begin to think a DMV sprouted up in your living room.

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NH DMV driver's license

Hitting the road in the Granite State over the White Mountains towards Manchester, with a load of machine parts is an American dream. But you’ll need a New Hampshire commercial driver’s license (CDL) to fulfill it. This process starts with $60 for a license application for any class of vehicle. Then you’ll face the tests – that’s where we can help. We have sample tests that perfectly mimic the real thing with 70 question exams for Class A vehicles and 50 for classes B and C. Questions are based off the official CDL manual so you will be prepared when you go to the DMV. We also have cheat sheets for endorsements like passenger and school busses, doubles/triples, tank vehicles, hazardous materials, or air brake restriction removal. Get started below!

Easy (180 questions)
Hard (251 questions)
Hardest (95 questions)
Behind-the-wheel portion of the exam (112 questions)

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

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  • How old should I be in order to apply for a license in New Hampshire?

    You should be at least 16 and have completed driver’s education before applying for your New Hampshire license.
  • What documents should I have when I go to apply for my license in New Hampshire?

    You will need to provide:
    • A driver’s license application
    • Two Proofs of Identity
    • The green Driver Education Completion Certificate (if under 18)
    • A Parent or Guardian Authorization Certificate (if under18)
    • A completed Driver’s Out-Of-Class Log Sheet (if under 18)
    • Proof of residency (if over18)
  • Where do I go to apply for a driver’s license in New Hampshire?

    Go to your nearest DMV office when you’re ready to apply for your license. Be sure to arrive by 3:30pm. You can easily find a list of locations and hours here.
  • How can I contact my nearest New Hampshire DMV office?

    You can contact your nearest DMV office by phone. Here’s a list of New Hampshire DMV offices.
  • Who should bring me for my knowledge test in New Hampshire?

    If you’re under 18, your parents may need to bring you. They must sign the parent authorization certificate.
  • Does New Hampshire require a physical in order to get a license?

    No physical is needed.
  • Will I need a vision test when I go for my New Hampshire driver’s license?

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

    Your picture will be taken at the DMV office the same day.
  • What’s the next step after I apply for my New Hampshire license?

    New Hampshire does not give out learner’s permits. Beginning at age 15 ½, you may practice driving with a licensed driver at least 25 or older.
    Once you are ready to apply for your license:
    • Take your required documents to a DMV office
    • Take a vision test and knowledge test
    • Schedule a road test appointment
    • Take drivers education and have at least 40 hours of behind the wheel training (if under 18)
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General Knowledge (330 questions)
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171 Most Frequently Asked General Knowledge Questions

Pass your NH 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) (101 questions)
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50 Most Frequently Asked HazMat Questions

Pass your NH 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.

School Bus (72 questions)
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55 Most Frequently Asked School Bus Questions

Pass your NH 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 (67 questions)
Air Brakes (119 questions)
Combination Vehicles (99 questions)
Double/Triple Trailers (60 questions)
Tanker Vehicles (61 questions)
Pre-Trip Inspection (60 questions)

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