DMV offers new practice test tool to study rules of the road

​Release date: October 18, 2022

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) launches a new tool to help novice drivers prepare to get their driver license. The online Knowledge and Road Signs Practice Test helps users better understand what’s being tested, become familiar with the various question types, and understand how DMV scores the results.

“Having safe drivers on our roads is our goal. Giving novice drivers another tool to help them understand their roles and responsibilities can only help in improving highway safety,” DMV Administrator Kristina Boardman said. “Having confidence that they know the rules of the road and, equally important, reviewing what they don’t know will improve their skills before they get behind the wheel.”

The questions are similar in format and structure to the actual Knowledge and Road Signs test administered at select Wisconsin DMVs. After users answer 20 questions, the correct answers will be provided and their overall score available. Some questions have images from the Wisconsin Motorists’ Handbook and reference the page covering the topic.

Three, free knowledge test versions, geared to the specific driver test, are available:

  • ​Regular drivers can find their practice test at on Step 2: Pass the Knowledge and Signs test.
  • CDL drivers can access their practice test, along with other requirements to become a professional driver, at
  • Individuals working with a Wisconsin driving school to become an instructor also have their own version of the practice test.

​The previous version of the practice test, available on mobile app stores, will be decommissioned now that the online option is available.

For more information, contact:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581,