Behind the Wheel Classes (Harrisburg)

Step by Step to getting started with Permit

Harrisburg Penn Dot

1101 South Front St
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 783-0502

Hours of operation:

Tuesday-Saturday 7:30-4:30

The Permit Test

In order for a prospective driver to take the permit test in Pennsylvania, an applicant must be at least 16 years of age (accompanied by guardian) and have the following documents and forms:

  1. A State Issued Birth Certificate or other approved document to prove date of birth and identification.
  2. Social Security Card. (Laminated Social Security Cards are not accepted).
  3. Your completed Physical Examination Form – (DL-180).
  4. A completed Parent or Guardian Consent Form – (DL-180 TD)
  5. Check or Money order made payable to PENNDOT for $34.50

Permit applicants should be prepared to answer 18 multiple choice questions based on the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual (Pub. 95), and take an eye test. If an applicant needs to wear corrective lens (glasses or contacts), the applicant must remember to wear or bring these items with him on permit test day.

If an applicant passes these tests, a learner’s permit will be issued. The $34.50 fee mentioned above will pay for your permit, photo and the first four years of your driver’s license. See the back of the medical form in the book for more details.

A driver, who is at least 21 years of age and licensed, must ALWAYS accompany a learning driver under the age of 18 with a permit when he/she is behind the wheel. For drivers under the age of 18, permit must be held for a minimum of six (6) months and sixty-five (65) hours of actual driving experience before that driver is eligible to take the licensing test.

The License Test

To schedule a road test in Harrisburg, you may make an appointment by calling 783-0503 or 1-800-932-4600. You may also schedule the license test online at:

PA DMV

To take the drivers exam, an applicant must have the following documents:

  1. Your permit
  2. License of the Driver who accompanies you to the test site. (Must be at least 21)
  3. Insurance Card for the car you are taking the test in.
  4. Vehicle Registration Card for the car you are taking the test in.
  5. Parent/guardian will be required to sign a DL-180C verifying that you have had 65 hours of Behind the Wheel experience (if under 18). This form must be signed in front of the examiner.

The Driving Test Course – Harrisburg