Free Newfoundland Permit Test Practice

Gain a deeper understanding of Newfoundland's road and traffic safety signs, as well as the rules of the road, for a lifetime of safer driving. Use our free Newfoundland permit test practice series to help you study for your NL drivers permit test.

Free Newfoundland Class 5 Practice Test Sets & Practice Exams

Our Class 5 Newfoundland permit test practice series is absolutely free to use, and can really help you study until you are ready for the real NL drivers permit test. These NL class 5 driving knowledge practice tests have been meticulously developed from the Newfoundland and Labrador Road Users Guide (also called the Newfoundland Driver's Handbook) to help new drivers obtain the drivers permit NL requires for all new car and light truck operators. We believe one of the best ways to quickly increase your driving knowledge is with repeated use of these Newfoundland permit test practice sets. Do them until you can consistently get a passing grade on both of our road signs and road rules practice exams.

Newfoundland Road Signs

Become a Newfoundland Road Signs expert with our Newfoundland traffic signs test practice series

Class 5 Road Signs Practice Test NL

Class 5 Road Signs Practice Test NL

This set of practice test questions helps to prepare new drivers for the road signs portion of the Newfoundland learners permit test. In this first of three practice tests, we cover road signs that are all regulatory in nature.

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NL Drivers Practice Test

NL Drivers Practice Test

Our second NL drivers practice test covers road warning signs. These are road signs that are designed to help everyone stay safe on the road by ensuring that drivers are always aware of potential dangers.

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Newfoundland Driving Test Online

Newfoundland Driving Test Online

This third Newfoundland driving test online, addresses HOV (high occupancy vehicle) information signs, direction signs and much more. It builds on the information and road signs presented in the previous road signs sets.

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Road Signs Practice Exam NL

Road Signs Practice Exam NL

Our NL road signs practice exam is meant for those who have developed some confidence with the previous road signs practice tests, and want to challenge themselves with a comprehensive practice exam.

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Newfoundland Road Rules

Become an Newfoundland Road Rules expert with our Newfoundland traffic signs test practice series

Class 5 Road Rules Practice Test NL

Class 5 Road Rules Practice Test NL

The first of three Class 5 rules of the road practice tests begins to build a base of knowledge on rules of the road, which new drivers need to know, in order to pass the Newfoundland drivers test.

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Driver Test Newfoundland

Driver Test Newfoundland

This NL driver test focuses on more rules of the road. It expands on the previous road rules test and covers information that you will need to know in order to pass the real NL driving permit test.

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NL Drivers Permit Test

NL Drivers Permit Test

Our third NL drivers permit test, focuses on areas of Newfoundland's road rules that were not covered in previous practice test sets and helps complete your road rules knowledge.

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Road Rules Practice Exam - NL

Road Rules Practice Exam - NL

Our comprehensive Newfoundland road rules practice exam is for those who have already developed some confidence with the previous rules of the New Brunswick road practice tests.

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The Best Way To Study For Your NL drivers permit test

Focus on the key concepts you need to know for the Newfoundland permit test, and study smart.

The Newfoundland permit test is a written test that assesses whether you have a strong enough understanding of Newfoundland's road signs and road rules to be given an opportunity to learn to drive, and eventually get an unrestricted NL driver's license. In addition to knowing all of the information in the Newfoundland and Labrador Road Users Guide, knowing what to expect on the actual Newfoundland drivers permit test can really make a difference and help you pass on your first attempt.

Read The Nova Scotia Drivers Handbook

The Newfoundland and Labrador Road Users Guide (or Newfoundland driver's handbook) should be your main source of information for the road & traffic safety signs and NL's rules of the road. Study the material until you completely understand all of the concepts that are explained.

Ask Questions

Always refer to the NL drivers handbook for the most detailed information, but if you're stuck on something, don't hesitate to ask in our comments section - we usually respond in a day or two. Of course, you can do some research online as well.

Use Our NL Permit Test Practice Sets

As the old saying goes, "practice makes perfect". The more you use our Newfoundland permit test practice sets, the better. They are designed to dramatically increase your chances of passing the Newfoundland permit test on your first try.

Taking the NL Class 5 Level I Licence Test

The NL Class 5 Level 1 licence test is a multiple choice test. Our Newfoundland permit test practice series has been carefully designed to look and feel exactly like the real NL permit test. This familiarizes applicants with what to expect.

As mentioned, the NL drivers permit test questions are presented in a multiple choice format. Each question has four potential answers, but even if at first glance, one or more answers seem the same, only one of them is correct. Therefore, you must read each question carefully, pay attention to the accompanying picture if any, and understand all four of the answers before selecting your answer. Gaining as much experience as possible with the many different kinds of questions that could appear on the test is the best way to prepare. Our Newfoundland permit test practice series is designed to do exactly that.

After You Pass the NL Class 5 Level I Novice Licence Test:

Once you've passed your NL Class 5 level 1 license test, you will be able to legally begin learning how to drive. This is a time to practice your driving skills as much as possible in on-road practice sessions with a licensed driver. However, there are some important Class 5 level 1 licence restrictions that you must always follow in order to maintain your learners licence requirements, and be a safe Newfoundland driver. A "NOVICE DRIVER" sign must be displayed in an easy to see position at the rear of the vehicle being driven. The lettering must be a minimum of 5 centimeters in height, and consist of black lettering on a white background. Additionally, you need to adhere to the following:

Supervised Driving

In the Class 5 Level I Licence stage, you must always be accompanied by a fully licensed (Class 5 non-GDL) driver, 18 years or older, who is seated on the front seat.

No Alcohol

Your blood alcohol level must be at zero while operating a vehicle at the Class 5L licensing level.

Passenger seat belts

Every passenger must wear a seat belt when the vehicle is in motion. And, the number of passengers cannot exceed the number of working seat belts.

Restricted Night time Driving

A Class 5 learner driver is not allowed to drive between the hours of midnight and 5 am - even under supervision.

8 Demerit Point Suspension

Unlike a driver with a full Class 5 license, a Class 5 Level I licence will automatically be suspended if you reach 8 demerit points.

Practice, Practice, Practice.

Use every available opportunity to practice your driving skills and learn to drive safely with others on the road.

The Newfoundland Permit Test & Our Practice Series - Frequently Asked Questions

We've put together some answers to what we have found to be some of the most frequently asked questions about the Newfoundland permit test, as well as our Newfoundland permit test practice series. If you still have questions, please do let us know in the comments section, or send us an email.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO TAKE THE NL DRIVERS PERMIT TEST?

Applicants for the NL drivers permit test must be residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, and must be at least 16 years of age to apply for a novice driver license (Class 5, Level I to operate a car, light truck or automobile). If you are under 19 years of age, you need to get parental or guardian consent before a learner's permit will be issued to you. There is a consent form provided on the application. Applicants must also pass a vision test.

WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON MY NL DRIVERS PERMIT TEST DAY?

Essentially, you need both Primary identification and Secondary identification:

  • Primary identification:
  • Identification showing citizenship/residency/residency status if born outside of Canada
  • Secondary identification:
  • Proof of residency

More precise information can be found here:
Acceptable NL Identification Documents

WHERE TO TAKE THE NEWFOUNDLAND PERNIT TEST?

You can take your Newfoundland and Labrador learners license test at any one of the Service NL locations across the province. The Service NL website allows you to find for the nearest location to your home.

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NL Driver Examination Centres

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE DRIVERS PERMIT NL REQUIRES?

There is a fee every time you take the NL Class 5 Novice driver test. If you have to re-take it, you will have to pay again.

Find out what your local Service NL location charges here:

Find Your Local Service NL Office

By using our free NL permit test practice series to prepare yourself, you can avoid having to pay extra for the real learners test.

HOW EFFECTIVE ARE THESE NEWFOUNDLAND PERMIT TEST PRACTICE SETS?

Our Newfoundland permit test practice series has been repeatedly shown to be a highly effective means of studying for the Class 5 written knowledge test. Our learners practice test 2019 version is among the most effective tools for new drivers seeking to obtain their NL Class 5, Level I learners this year.

All of the Newfoundland permit test practice samples on ICanDrive.ca are designed to be among the most accurate and effective study tools you can use to quickly and easily pass your learners permit test on the first try. Many new drivers have already used them with excellent results.

By using each test repeatedly to build your knowledge over time, you'll take the official test in a relaxed and more prepared state of mind, and with a good idea of what to expect. You'll be prepared to handle any question that comes your way.

HOW SHOULD I STUDY FOR THE NL LEARNER'S LICENCE TEST?

In our opinion, the most effective way to study for the driving test Newfoundland requires you to pass to get your learner’s permit, is to combine the use of traditional study methods with our Newfoundland permit test practice sets and practice exams. Start by obtaining your copy of the drivers handbook, which can be downloaded for free on our site, and reading it in full. It’s a good idea to take notes on which areas seem to be challenging for one reason or another.

You should then try your hand at the first six practice tests we offer. They will allow you to build your knowledge and go through the various sections of the handbook slowly. Finally, take the more advanced practice exams, which presents a broad range of questions from the material in the first six practice tests.

With these practice learners test sets, NL drivers can get the best possible look at the real thing before taking it.

HOW ARE THE QUESTIONS ON THE PRACTICE TESTS DETERMINED?

All of our NL practice learners test material contain questions that are very much like the ones on the real test. They are drawn from the Newfoundland drivers handbook, and use the exact same information which is used to create the real test.

We go a step further though. We also use information provided by visitors to ICanDrive.ca, who give us information about the test they have just taken. This combination of sources ensures accuracy in the questions and in the "look and feel" of the layout.

If you use our tutorials, we're convinced you'll feel quite familiar with the real NL drivers permit test when you actually take it.

HOW MANY QUESTIONS ARE THERE ON THE CLASS 5 LEVEL 1 LICENSE TEST?

The Service NL office will have an automated driver testing system in place.

30 questions will be randomly generated at the time. If you miss 6 questions the test will end and you will record a fail. (A mark of 85% is a passing grade for the written permit test.)

HOW SIMILAR ARE YOUR PERMIT TEST PRACTICE SETS TO THE REAL THING?

These practice NL permit test sets are designed to mimic the actual testing that is done at the registry office - they are very similar. They present questions drawn from the same source as the real Newfoundland novice drivers license test. They will present you with multiple choice questions just like the ones you will see on the real test. In fact, it is possible to see some of the exact same question on your test.

Next Steps.

Once you've passed the NL driving knowledge test, you should practice your driving as much as possible under the supervision of a fully licensed NL driver. You must remain at the learner's permit level for a period of 12 months, or 8 months if you complete an approved driver training program, probation free before you can apply for your next licence.

In order to get a NL Novice Driver License - Class 5, Level II, you will be required at that point to take a Class 5 road test and demonstrate that you really do know how to drive.

Looking For More Information On the Newfoundland and Labrador GDL Process?

Regular Newfoundland driver licensing is a three step process whereby drivers learning how to drive, move through each stage, building driving knowledge, and becoming experienced, safe  drivers. From the theoretical learning at the class 5L stage to driving under supervision and eventually to getting a full Class 5 licence, all NL drivers must work their way through the GDL process before they can get their unrestricted full driving licence.

NL GDL Process

The Newfoundland & Labrador GDL process is designed to teach new drivers how to drive in Newfoundland step-by-step so they don't miss learning any key skills.

NL Class 5 I

The NL Class 5 Level 1 licence prepares Newfoundland drivers with an understanding of Newfoundland road signs and road rules as they apply to car driving.

NL Class 5 II

The NL Class 5 Level 2 licence builds on the theory learned at the Class 5 Level 1 stage. It has some restrictions but allows drivers to get more behind-the-wheel driving experience.

NL Class 5

Newfoundland's Class 5 licence is the final, full privilege car driving licence and can be used to drive on any roadway across the province without any license restrictions.