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Free Online Driving Courses: Ace the Learner Permit Test

Are you getting ready to take the learner permit test, but unsure of how to study? Now, there’s a way to prepare — and it’s completely free.

Online drivers ed provider Aceable has begun offering free learner permit test prep courses in 12 states. These free courses — available on both mobile app and web — allow students seeking their driver license to prepare and study for the learner license test (also called the written knowledge test or driver theory test) prior to taking it at the DMV office.

“We hope that by offering these mobile-friendly courses for free, students across the country will be able to more easily obtain their learner’s permit, regardless of time constraints or financial situation,” Aceable CEO Blake Garrett said. “Part of Aceable’s mission is to provide an educational experience that is accessible to everyone, and these courses are in that same vein.”

The 12 states in which Aceable offers free learner permit test prep courses are: Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Courses contain 20 levels of interactive content and plenty of practice test questions. Below, you can read about the process for obtaining a learner’s permit in each of the 12 states, and how Aceable can help you start driving sooner!

*Keep in mind that these courses are meant to serve as a permit test study guide only and are NOT a substitute for state-authorized driver education programs.

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Alabama

Dixieland delight: Aceable's Alabama learner permit course is now free
Dixieland delight: Aceable’s Alabama learner permit course is now free.

Drivers education is not required to obtain an instruction permit in the state of Alabama. Applicants can walk into their local DPS office and take the learner permit test, or driver theory test, without any prerequisites. While you might be tempted to just walk into the driver license office without any preparation, it’s a good idea to study beforehand. The official test is composed of 30 multiple-choice questions based on the Alabama Driver’s Handbook, so unless you want to read that (no thank you), we recommend taking Aceable’s free permit prep test course to study for the exam instead.

Arizona

Racing Arizona: drive through the beautiful countryside of The Grand Canyon state with your leaner's permit!
Racing Arizona: drive through the beautiful countryside of The Grand Canyon State with your leaner’s permit!

Drivers ed is not a requirement for those seeking their learner license or provisional license in the state of Arizona. Instead, applicants can take the written knowledge test at any point after they turn 15. In order to pass the Arizona learner permit test, you’ll have to get at least 24 out of 30 multiple choice questions correct. Aceable can help you prepare for the exam with a free permit practice test based off questions from the Arizona Driver Handbook. You got this.

California

California, you're not dreamin': Aceable is now offering its permit test prep course for free!
California, you’re not dreamin’: Aceable is now offering its permit test prep course for free!

California residents under age 18 are required to take a driver education course in order to get a learner’s permit. While you can purchase the complete, state-authorized driver education course from Aceable (which includes a free permit practice test section), we also offer the practice tests separately. Our free California permit practice tests are a great resource for those ages 18 and older who choose not to take drivers education, or for those who took drivers ed from another provider, but want extra practice for the permit exam.

Georgia

Georgia's on our mind: Aceable is now offering a free course for Georgia residents to help them prepare for the written knowledge test.
Georgia’s on our mind: Aceable is now offering a free course for Georgia residents to help them prepare for the written knowledge test.

In Georgia, you can get your learner’s permit without having to take any driving courses. All you have to do to get your instruction permit is head to your local Department of Driver Services Center and pass both the vision test and written knowledge test. The written knowledge test contains 40 multiple-choice questions and you must get 75 percent correct in order to pass. Aceable’s free Georgia drivers ed study guide can help you study for the exam and ensure you pass on the first try.

Indiana

Hoosier favorite? Aceable, probably, because we're now offering a free learner's permit test prep course in Indiana.
Hoosier favorite? Aceable, probably, because we’re now offering a free learner’s permit test prep course in Indiana.

When can you get your learner license in Indiana? Depends on whether you want to take a drivers education course or not. If you decide to take an Indiana BMV-approved course, you can get your learner’s permit at age 15, instead of age 16, and get your probationary license up to six months earlier. If you don’t want to take a driving course, you’re eligible once you turn 16 to head to your local BMV branch and take both the driver theory exam and vision test. To prepare for the exam, be sure to use Aceable’s free drivers ed prep course!

Iowa

Not an IOU: Our Iowa learner premit test prep course is completely free!
Not an IOU: Our Iowa learner premit test prep course is completely free!

In Iowa, teens under age 18 must take a state-approved drivers ed course before they can get their driver license. To get a learner’s permit, however, all Iowa residents have to do is take a written knowledge test and eye exam at their local driver license office. Aceable’s free permit test study guide can help you prepare for the exam and ace it on the first try!

Massachusetts

Think you're going to Boston? Get your Massachusetts learner license first with the help of our free course.
Think you’re going to Boston? Get your Massachusetts learner license first with the help of our free course.

Massachusetts residents are eligible to get a learner’s license at age 16, but they must first enroll in a drivers education course, consisting of 30 hours of classroom instruction and 18 hours of behind-the-wheel practice. If you’re at least 16, then you can head to your local Registry of Motor Vehicles office, where you’ll have to pass a 25-question exam and a vision test. Aceable’s free driver theory course is the perfect mobile study aid to ensure you ace the exam. With your permit in hand, you’re ready to start working on your behind-the-wheel hours supervised by a parent or licensed adult!

Minnesota

Hail! Minnesota: Aceable's free learner permit test prep course helps residents pass the driver theory exam
Hail! Minnesota: Aceable’s free learner permit test prep course helps residents pass the driver theory exam.

If you’re between the ages 15-17 in Minnesota and seeking a driver’s license, you first must enroll in a state-approved drivers ed course. Minnesota residents who are 15 or older are eligible to head to their local DPS office and take the knowledge test and vision test in order to obtain a learners permit. To help you study, be sure to download Aceable’s free drivers ed study guide available in the App Store or on the web.

New York

New course for New York: Aceable offers a free drivers ed study guide for mobile app and web.
New course for New York: Aceable offers a free drivers ed study guide for mobile app and web.

In New York, you must take an approved drivers education course or DMV “pre-licensing” course to earn your driver license. If you take a driver’s education course at your high school or college, you’re eligible to get your full license at age 17, instead of age 18. Once you turn 16, you can get your instruction permit by passing the written DMV test and an eye exam. Prep for the DMV test with Aceable’s free drivers ed study aid.

North  Carolina

Flying high: We now offer a free drivers ed study guide in the state known for being "First in Flight."
Flying high: We now offer a free drivers ed study guide in the state known for being first in flight.

North Carolina law requires anyone under the age of 18 who is seeking a driver’s license to enroll in a state-authorized driver education program. Once you’ve completed drivers ed and have your certificate of completion, you can head to the DMV to take the learner permit test and eye exam. There are 20 questions on the learner license exam and you must score at least an 80 percent or higher to pass. Use Aceable’s free learner permit test prep course to ace it!

Pennsylvania

Major key: Aceable offers a free learner permit test prep course to residents of the Keystone State.
Major key: Aceable offers a free learner permit test prep course to residents of the Keystone State.

Drivers education is not required in Pennsylvania, but taking it can help you ditch your restricted license sooner and move onto a full license. If you sign up for a PennDOT-approved course, you’ll be able to get your unrestricted license at age 17, instead of age 18. If you’re 16 years old, you’re eligible to get your learner’s permit. Before you go to the driver license center to take the permit test, you need to go to your primary care physician and get a nurse or doctor to fill out your Medical Qualification Certificate. You need this form to apply for your license. If you decide not to take a drivers education course, or just want to study more for the learner permit test, be sure to check out Aceable’s free DMV test prep course.

Tennessee

Gladly volunteering: Aceable offers a free drivers ed test prep course in Tennessee
Gladly volunteering: Aceable offers a free drivers ed test prep course in Tennessee.

Applicants seeking a driver’s license in Tennessee aren’t required to take any sort of driver education course. If you’re a teen in Tennessee, the most important document you need in order to get your learner permit is a school attendance form signed by your principal or guidance counselor. You’ll need to bring this with you to the DMV along with documents that prove your identity and residency. Once at the driver services center, all you have to do is pass the permit test and vision test. Take free permit practice tests from Aceable to ensure you ace the exam!