How do I get my learner's permit?

You must be at least 16 and complete a driver education program. The course may be completed in a traditional classroom or online. Once you receive your Certificate of Completion, you can take the DMV written permit exam required for your learner's permit. You must take the exam at the DMV. Our exclusive DMV practice exam software, PrepWizard, will help you pass the test on your first try! It is an online program that contains thousands of real DMV written exam questions.

Once you have a permit, you may start driving under the supervision of an adult.

View the complete process on the DMV's website.

How do I get my driver's license?

If you are under 18, you must log 65 hours of supervised driving with a licensed driver who is 21 or older. Five hours must be during inclement weather, and 10 hours must be at night.

View the complete process on the DMV's website.

Junior Driver's License

Once you've completed behind-the-wheel, you can schedule your road test. You must be at least 16 and have had your learner's permit for at least six months.

  • You can drive unsupervised during non-restricted hours and to/from work or volunteer service.
  • You can drive supervised between 11 PM and 5 AM with a parent or guardian at least 21 years old or a spouse at least 18 years old.
  • During the first six months of your junior license, you are restricted to only one passenger younger than 18. After six months, you can carry up to three passengers younger than 18. These restrictions are waived if your passengers are your immediate family members or your parent or guardian accompanies you.

Senior Driver's License (regular license)

  • 17 1/2 years old with the completion of an approved driver's ed course, held a Junior driver's license for one year, and have no accidents or convictions. Your junior driver's license will automatically become a senior license when you turn 18.
  • 18 years old without driver's ed and have no accidents or convictions.

What to Bring to the DMV

Before heading down to the DMV, it's a good idea to make an appointment. Be sure to bring the following items:

  • Proof of Identity (birth certificate, valid passport, or certificate of US citizenship)
  • Your Social Security Card

Learner's Permit

Junior Driver's License

  • Your Learner's Permit
  • Completed DL-180C Parent or Guardian Certification Form (This form is only required if a parent or legal guardian cannot accompany a minor to their driver's test. The form must be signed and notarized before arriving for the driving test.)
  • Proof of Your Car Insurance
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Driver's License of Your Supervising Driver