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When you’re facing the operator’s exam in the land of enchantment, it’s truth or consequences time. But with this collection of driving resources, getting your license to drive off for a green chili cheeseburger under the Georgia O’Keefe paintings in Santa Fe has never been easier. We’ve assembled MVD practice tests for every kind of motor vehicle permit and license - automobile, motorcycle, and commercial vehicle. The preparatory tests are comprehensive and cover the exact same material that you will see on the exam. In addition, the site has collected information on situations like what you need to bring to the MVD, who needs to bring you (if you are under 18), and many other aspects of the process. About half of those that take the test fail the first time -- be a part of the half that succeeds.

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NM commercial driver's license

If you’re enchanted by the idea of getting paid to take tourists round the sites of Santa Fe, you'll want to get ready to get your New Mexico commercial driver's license (CDL). We make it as easy as we can with prep tests that act and feel like the real thing. We also have cheat sheets and practice exams for endorsements like passenger and school busses, doubles/triples, tank vehicles, hazardous materials, or air brake restriction removal. We pride ourselves on practice tests and cheat sheets that will help you ace the skills portion of the official exam and give you tips for success. So march into the MVD with your application fee of $18 for a 4-year license (or $34 for an 8 year one) and take your tests with confidence.

Easy (200 questions)

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Hard (251 questions)
Hardest (95 questions)
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Behind-the-wheel portion of the exam (124 questions)
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New Mexico Driver's License & Permit FAQ

How Can I Apply for my NM 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 New Mexico?

    You should be at least 15 before applying for your permit.
  • What documents should I have when I go to apply for my license in New Mexico?

    You will need to provide:
    • Proof of Identity
    • Proof of Social Security Number
    • 2 Proofs of Residency
    • If between 18 and 24, you must complete a “None for the Road” DWI class
    • Proof of having completed or of being enrolled in a state-approved driver education program (if under 18)
  • Where do I go to apply for a driver's license in New Mexico?

    Go to a MVD field office or to a MVD “contracted” ‘Driver Education School’.
  • How can I contact my nearest New Mexico MVD office?

    You can contact your nearest MVD office at 888 683 4636. Here’s a list of each MVD field office.
  • Who should bring me for my knowledge test in New Mexico?

    If you’re under 18, a parent must come and sign the instruction permit application.
  • Does New Mexico 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 New Mexico 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 MVD office.
  • What’s the next step after I apply for my New Mexico permit?

    You must hold your permit for at least six months. During that time, you must pass a TSB “approved” ‘driver education’ program which includes a 3-hour DWI component. You must also pass a state-approved driver education program and complete 50 hours of supervised driving practice.
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Easy (125 questions)

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Hard (125 questions)
Hardest (50 questions)
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General Knowledge (330 questions)

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Hazardous Materials (HazMat) (100 questions)
School Bus (72 questions)
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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