Written Test Info
The DMV Written Test
After enrolling in a Behind the Wheel Course, the driving school conducting your Behind the Wheel training will get you a signed MV3001 form which you will need in order to get your Instruction Permit. The signature on that form MUST be less than 60 days old and a fresh signature is required if you delay going to the DMV to take the written test and to collect your Instruction Permit.
- Prior to taking the written test be sure to read the Wisconsin Motorist Handbook. Or as an Ebook HERE . There are 19 questions in the back of the book and those will be very similar to at least 19 of the questions found on the test. Also, the DMV offers a free smartphone app in the iTunes Store or Google Play for practicing the written test.
The Written Test is divided into 2 parts. A 50 question "General Knowledge" test and a 15 question "Highway Road Sign" test. The test is very basic and most students will have no trouble passing the test on the first attempt.
- Plan to arrive at least 1 hour prior to closing
- The test is offered free of charge and is a touch-screen computer based test.
- You will still need a signed MV3001 Instruction Permit Application Form signed by your Driving School. The MV3001 is mailed to your house once you are enrolled in our BTW Course and are within about a week of turning 15 1/2.
- NOTE: Remember our signature is only valid for 60 days, so you must get your permit and begin driving within 60 days.