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Whether hunting for horseshoe crabs in Myrtle beach or heading to Chucktown for a sampling of the sites, you’ll be in dire straits if you can’t find a way to get around. The best way is by motor vehicle and if you plan to drive a car, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle in the palmetto state, you’ll need to take a licensing exam. The DMV written test is 30 questions and while you can miss 6 without penalty, you’ll be surprised at how tricky it can be if you just use the handbook for reference. Our practice tests will get you over the hump and give you the best chance to pass your learner’s permit or driver’s license exam on the first try -- and step-by-step instructions let you know everything you need for the big day that you head into the DMV.

Driving through the fields of kudzu or along the beautiful coastlines in the Palmetto State is already a pleasure. But it you want to get paid for it too, you’ll need a South Carolina commercial driver’s license (CDL). The application/licensure fee is just $12 with $2 for any knowledge tests you want, whether it be the 70 question class A test (50 for B or C) or any of the endorsement exams like passenger and school busses, doubles/triples, tank vehicles, hazardous materials, or air brake restriction removal. Many of these also require skills tests that can be a little tricky. That’s why we’ve created a series of references. Practice exams that can be taken several times to get the hang of different questions and cheat sheets that will give you what you need to pass your exams on the first go.

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South Carolina Driver’s License & Permit FAQ

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

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  • At what age can I apply for my South Carolina license?

    In South Carolina, you must be at least 15 years old before you’re eligible to get your learner’s permit.
  • What documents should I have when I go to apply for my license in South Carolina?

    You should bring the following when you go to apply for your South Carolina driver’s license:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Proof of Residency
    • Insurance Information
  • Where’s the nearest place to apply for a driver’s license in South Carolina?

    The best place to go for your driver’s license is to a South Carolina DMV office. You can find a list of all office locations here.
  • How can I contact my nearest South Carolina DMV office?

    It’s very easy to contact a South Carolina DMV office. You can call their DMV Call Center at (803) 896-5000. You may email or you may find specific locations to contact here.
  • Who should bring me for my permit test in South Carolina?

    If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian must bring you in order to sign your application.
  • Does South Carolina require a physical in order to get a permit?

    No, you don’t have to worry about submitting to a physical examination in order to get a permit in South Carolina.
  • Is a vision test necessary when I go for my South Carolina driver’s license?

    Yes, you are required to pass a vision test.
  • Where do I go to get my South Carolina driver’s license picture taken?

    You will have your picture taken at the South Carolina DMV office. So look your best!
  • What’s next after I apply for my South Carolina license?

    Well, after you successfully pass your knowledge test, you will be issued your permit. You must have your permit 180 days before applying for your license.
    • If you’re under 17, you must take a driver’s education course.
    • If you’re under 18, you must get at least 40 hours of behind the wheel training.
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Here’s what other learner drivers from SC are saying:

"Got my permit, only missed 2! These practice tests really help, just basic knowledge. Almost exactly like the real test."

Kelsey Chong, Irmo, South Carolina

"I used this site the day before I had to take my test and I passed my test with a perfect score and I only skipped 3 questions. I recommend this site because if I had taken the test using just the book I would have failed. The questions on the quizzes are almost exactly like the ones on the test. I'm sooo grateful that I found this site before I took my test!"

Alexis M., Charleston, South Carolina

"I have this website to thank! If I hadn't practiced on this for weeks beforehand I wouldn't have passed! My handbook was confusing and I couldn't figure out what it wanted me to memorize, but this website was easy to understand. I actually had fun while practicing! If it wasn't for this site I wouldn't have passed with a perfect score, I've recommended this site to all of my friends, who have also passed thanks to practicing on here. So glad I found this place when I did."

Elizabeth M., Columbia, South Carolina

"Thanks to your tests I knew every single one of the answers to the permit test. This is a great site."

Brandon M., North Charleston, SC

"I used this website to study for the SC permit test. I tried a couple of different sites, but quickly determined this was the best one. I really like the short and marathon test options. After reading the SC driver’s manual I practiced on this website and had no trouble passing the test today!"

Kim M., Mount Pleasant, SC

"I don't usually write reviews, but I got my permit today!!! I only missed 1!!!! I am not kidding, the questions are the same, it's not common sense, but it's exactly the same ideas as the permit tests on this site. I recommend taking the practice tests if you want to pass!!!"

Sarah M., Rock Hill, South Carolina

"Amazing, I didn't even read the reader's manual, I only used this site and I passed my permit test on the first try! Although I don't recommend not reading your handbook, this site definitely covers most of it!"

Kayla Hicks, South Carolina

"I studied the book word for word and failed the first test. I studied off this website, and DIDNT MISS A SINGLE QUESTION ON MY SECOND TRY. Truly loved this website, and recommended to alot of friends of mine. (This was back in August)"

Monica Daniel, South Carolina

"Well I didn’t really want to take the permit test. I couldn’t remember anything that I read in the book and had no idea what kind of questions the test would have. So I went online and found this site. I took all 5 permit practice tests and today passed my real test and got my permit. I’m so happy and if it wasn’t for this site I would have failed for sure."

Dakota Taylor, SC

"This website helped me so much with studying the handbook as well because I passed the first time round. I would recommend this website to anyone who wanted more help before they take their permit test."

Billie Wiley, SC

"Thanks to this site I passed the test with 6 wrong. Recommend this site over the book."

Mauldin, South Carolina

"I was reading the manual, but I couldn't remember much from it for the life of me, then I found this site, and everything got so much simpler! It's such a good site to use. I got my permit!"

T Smith, South Carolina

"I took all the practice tests for my state & passed my permit test! These are really helpful and easy to remember! I recommended this to one of my friends who’s going to pass her test when she goes to try for hers!"

Chantelle Richardson, South Carolina

"This really helped me. Read the book two years before then I just was taking these test and I only missed 2 questions on my actual test. This is so helpful, be glad it’s free."

Jonathan G., South Carolina

"After studying from this website for about two-three weeks, I PASSED my permit test on THE FIRST TRY. :) I was so happy. The test had everything I learned from this site. Trust me, this is the best way to pass your learners permit test. Toss the book out, really. :)"

Cori Adair, South Carolina

"The very best place to study for your learner’s permit. Today I took the test and passed with only 1 wrong. I’d highly recommend it."

Neeraj Patel, SC

"I went to take my permit test today. I didn’t exactly pass with flying colors, in fact I was one wrong answer away from failing. But if I didn’t find this site and take the tests I wouldn’t have just failed the test, I would have bombed it so badly it wouldn’t even be funny. This site made the difference between passing and failing for me. The questions were a lot like the ones on the test, though some of them were tricky questions, so yeah. This site was very helpful in many ways. It was much more useful than the handbook, which was long and boring and I had trouble memorizing everything in there besides the signs."

Kelly, South Carolina
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