Teens' Frequently Asked Questions
I just turned 18 years old. Do I have to get a learner's permit?
Can I schedule my learner's permit knowledge test online?
How do I schedule an appointment for my driver's test?
You must first pass the learner's permit knowledge test before scheduling your on-the-road skills test. Once you pass the knowledge test, you may schedule your on-the-road skills test
What if I fail my on-the-road skills test?
If you fail the road test
you must wait a minimum of two weeks (14 days) before taking the road test again and must pay another $40.00 testing fee.
What's involved in obtaining a driver's license?
Please see obtaining a license for the first time.
Can I use my permit to drive in another state?
A Connecticut Learner's Permit is valid for Connecticut only, however, you may check with the jurisdiction you would be driving through find out about their laws.
Can I use my out-of-state permit in Connecticut?
If you are at least 16 years of age are not a resident of this state, you may drive here with your out of state permit adhering to the same restrictions that have been placed on your permit. You must be under the instruction of a licensed driver who has held a license for at least four years.
Can a teenager register a vehicle in Connecticut?
Yes, with a Parental Consent
form. (Form 2-D)
How can I get a Connecticut Sample Plate?
Please see sample plates
Once I turn 16 years old, how long do I have to wait before taking my driver's test?
Please see obtaining a Connecticut license for the first time.
What is the legal age to obtain a driver's license in Connecticut?
The legal age is 16 years old.
Do you need a driver's license to drive a moped?
Yes, you must have a valid driver's license.