What are the requirements for getting a Learnerís License?
You must be at least 15 years old and you must provide:
- One Primary Form of Identification (original or certified copy)
- Certified U.S. birth certificate, valid U.S. passport or passport
card, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Certificate of Naturalization,
or Certificate of Citizenship
of social security number Ė Social Security card, W-2 form
(not handwritten), paycheck stub, SSA-1099, or any 1099 (not handwritten)
If you do not have a Social Security Number, click
- Proof of residential
address - Click here for
acceptable proof documents
- Proof that you completed a Traffic
Law and Substance Abuse Education course, or a license from
any state, country, or jurisdiction.
- Parental Consent
Form which must be signed in the presence of a driver license
examiner, or notarized if a parent or guardian will not be present.
If you are under 18 and are not married, one parent or legal guardian
must sign your license application. Step-parents may not sign
unless they have legally adopted you.
You are required to take:
- A knowledge exam covering the following areas:
- 50 multiple choice questions about traffic laws and traffic signs Ė must have 40 correct answers to pass (80%).
- Vision Test using an eye machine. To pass, you must have 20/40 (or better) vision in each and both eyes, with or without corrective lenses.
- Hearing Test
2. When can I drive without an adult in the car?
Once you obtain an Intermediate License your driving privileges
are based on your age.
- 16 years old - Driving is allowed between 6
a.m. and 11 p.m. without a licensed adult (all other times must
be accompanied by a licensed driver at least 21 years old occupying
the closest seat to the right of the driver, or be traveling to
or from work.)
- 17 years old -
Driving allowed between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m. without a licensed adult
(all other times must be accompanied by a licensed driver at least
21 years old occupying the closest seat to the right of the driver,
or be traveling to or from work.
- 18 years old - Driving is allowed at all hours.
3. Are there any exceptions to the driving hour restrictions
on an Intermediate License?
With an Intermediate License you may drive without a licensed adult
during the driving hour restrictions if travelling to or from work.
4. My school does not offer driverís education; is it required?
Driver education is not required to obtain any of the three graduated
licenses; Learner's License, Intermediate License, Full Privilege
5.What identification is needed to apply for a license?
One primary form of identification, proof of date of birth, and
one secondary form of identification; see document list for citizens
6.What happens if I get a ticket while holding a Learnerís
If convicted, you will not be able to take the driving test for
an Intermediate License for one year from the conviction date.
7. I have a Learnerís License, can I drive to and from
school without an adult in the car?
No. With a Learner's License, you can only drive with a licensed
driver who is at least 21 years old and occupies the front passenger
seat AT ALL TIMES.
8. Where do I find the Driving Guide/Log sheet?
You can obtain the log sheet , on-line
on this website.
9. What other resources are available?
The Skills Mastery
Checklist covers the basic skills required to obtain a license.
Also, check out our some of our references.