Obtaining an Adult Learnerís Permit
(for 18 years of age or older)
Anyone 18 years of age or older must obtain an adult learnerís permit before obtaining a driver's license.
The adult learnerís permit must be held for at least 90 days prior to taking the on-the-road skills test and is required to practice driving on the road. Individuals exempt from this 90-day requirement are:
- Active duty military - stationed out-of-state - must provide orders and military ID card.
- Any teen permit holder that held a Learner Permit for more than 90 days that expired on their 18th birthday and now is applying for an adult Learner Permit.
- Any customer that held a driver's license in the past. This includes individuals who have held an out-of-state driver's license, US territory or out-of-country license. Must provide expired license or abstract from previous state or country.
What to do:
What it will cost:
- $40 testing fee Ė covers vision, knowledge and road tests.
- $19 for learnerís permit (the testing fee and learner's permit fee must be paid separately in the branch office).
- See acceptable forms of payment.
After you receive your learnerís permit, please complete the following steps to obtain a driverís license:
- The learnerís permit must be held for at least 90 days prior to taking the on-the-road skills test unless you fall under the exemptions listed above.
- When driving, the permit holder must be accompanied by a qualified trainer. A qualified trainer is defined as a person 20 years of age or older who has been licensed to operate a motor vehicle for at least four consecutive years with no suspensions.
- Applicants must complete the 8-hour Safe Driving Practices Course prior to taking the on-the-road skills test. This course can be taken through a commercial or secondary driving school.
- Proof of course completion (Form CS-1) must be presented at time of road test.
- Contact DMV Phone Center to schedule your road test when you feel prepared to take it.
For individuals requiring hearing interpreter services:
IF YOU SCHEDULED ONLINE: If using the online service to schedule learnerís permit test, you must visit the office where your appointment is scheduled prior to your appointment date so we can schedule a date and time for hearing interpreter services from the Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired. A new appointment date and time will then be scheduled according to the availability of the hearing interpreter services.WALK-IN TESTS: If using a DMV Hub office that offers walk in testing, you must visit the office first so we can schedule a date and time for hearing interpreter services from the Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired. An appointment date and time will then be scheduled according to the availability of the hearing interpreter services.
Content Last Modified on 10/10/2013 9:27:20 AM