If you have never been a licensed driver but plan to get a license in Illinois, you will have to pass a written exam. Going forward, you'll have to pass a written exam every eight years, unless you have no traffic violation convictions. The basic written exam will test your ability to:
- Know traffic signs by shape, color and symbol.
- Know signals and pavement markings.
- Answer multiple-choice and true-or-false questions about Illinois traffic laws, safety rules, crash prevention and vehicle equipment.
Updated July 24, 2018