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1. 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

  • Proof 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 here.

  • 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 License.

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 or non-noncitizens

6.What happens if I get a ticket while holding a Learnerís License?

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.


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