From Practice To Test // Learning to Drive Series

by - June 02, 2016


Next real step in Glenn getting his permit is the Permit Test. This test can be taken online or at the DMV.  He choose to do the test online because it was available when he took the 4 hour Drug & Alcohol Course and Test. 
He did the Drug & Alcohol and the Permit Practice and Test all through the National Highway Safety Administration siteseal of approval
The Drug & Alcohol Test was supposed to be a 4 hour course but it is timed and it did come out to being a little longer than 4 hours. I am not sure why it is timed in the way it was but he made it through so that's all that matters. He did take a few days to finish the course just because it was very time consuming. I did offer to sign him up on another site or take him in but he had already started it on the NHSA site. 
After he finished the Drug & Alcohol Test he was able to go over the Permit practice test. The practice test is not timed and can be taken as many times as your teen likes. Glenn took it 3 times just to make sure he knew what he was reading. The only thing I would have changed is that the questions on the practice test are always the same. Once you are done with the practice you can do the actual Permit test. The test is timed and you can only take 3 times. If you fail 3 times you do have to go into the DMV to retake the test. 
If you choose to take the Permit test online, once you are done the NHSA will send you a confirmation to the email you used to register. They will also send confirmation of the Drug & Alcohol Test as well as the Permit test over to the DMV. 
The final step is going to the DMV and having Glenn provide his documents required so he can take the Vision and Hearing part of the process. After that it should be as simple as having them take his picture and issue the permit. 









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11 comments

  1. You really can take those tests online? Like from home?

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  2. I am sure this is going to be useful advice to people in similar situations.

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  3. I'm learning to drive right now too! Good luck to Glenn.

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  4. I'm actually learning to drive right now and I found these advices pretty useful :) good luckk

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  5. In Canada it's totally different!! It's really cool to see what Glenn has to go through!

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  6. Sounds like the hard work paid off. It would always require some effort and I'm glad he passed the exam. Congratulations and I hope everything goes well with the driving lessons!

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  7. Congratulations Glenn! The wonders of the Internet - really does make a lot of things easier.

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  8. Aw brilliant I love that there is practice tests and that he read through three times to check he understood. Hope the permit test goes well!

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  9. Honestly, I want to learn how to drive a manual, congratulations.

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  10. This is the first I've heard of taking these tests at home. How convenient!

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  11. wow things have changed from when I first got my license! How cool you can take the test at home.

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