DMV: Teens' Frequently Asked Questions

Teens' Frequently Asked Questions

What's involved in obtaining a driver's license?
All new drivers must first obtain a learner's permit, then pass an on-the-road skills test.
 
How do I get a learner's permit?
Please see how to obtain a learner's permit.
 
I just turned 18 years old.  Do I have to get a learner's permit?
Yes, learner's permits are required for all new drivers
 
Can I walk in to a DMV office at any time and take my learner's permit knowledge test?
No.  Learner's permit tests are by appointment only and you must use DMV's new online service to schedule your knowledge exam and make your payment.
 
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
 
How do I obtain a Driver's Manual? 
The Connecticut Driver's Manual can be found online.
 
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.
 
Can I use my permit to drive in another state?
A Connecticut Learner's Permit is valid in Connecticut and may be recognized in another state. Please check with the jurisdiction that you will driving in to determine thier laws with respect to other permits.

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, and following Connecticut's restrictions for learner's permits. 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).  See more information on minors registering a vehicle.
 
How can I get a Connecticut Sample Plate?
Please see sample plates.

I lost my permit. How do I get a duplicate?
The same requirements for a lost, stolen or mutilated drivers license, except the fee is $19.

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 learner's permit or driver's license in Connecticut?
The legal age is 16 years old for both a learner's permit and a driver's license.
My parents or legal guardian wants to teach me to drive at home. What is involved?
Please see home-training requirements. Parents should also read a training guide for those teaching teens to drive, How Parents Can Help Their Teens Become Safe Drivers.

What is required to obtain a motorcycle license?
Please see our requirements for obtaining a motorcycle endorsement.
 
Do you need a driver's license to drive a moped?
Yes, you must have a valid driver's license.




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