How do I?
Over 18? Learner Permit Information

The steps to getting a Learner Permit are the same as getting a Driver License. Learner Permits are available to persons age 18 & older.

Supervised Driving Program

A free tool to help parents teach their teens safe, responsible driving.


Supervised Driving Program
Teen drivers holding license

Getting your first license is a big responsibility. Detailed up-to-date information regarding Graduated Licensing and Learner Permits can be found in the:

What is Graduated Licensing?

Graduated Licensing is a process by which driver license applicants 15 years of age (but less than 18 years old) can start getting their Driver License.

There are several levels in this process and strict requirements that need to be met. The end result being you will have the on-the-road experience to comfortably drive a vehicle with no supervision and minimal restrictions.

How to get your Graduated License

Did you know?

High School students who are successfully completing their academic requirements are issued a Driving Eligibility Certificate by their school.

Students who successfully complete a Driver Education Class are issued a Driver Education Certificate (DPI Form 452).

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Step 1, Requirements & Documents

Documents
  • Identification Documents
    Two of these documents are needed to establish identity; one must contain your date of birth:
  • Proof of Social Security
    One of these documents is needed to establish proof of Social Security:

For questions about documents, Contact Us.

Step 2, Find a Responsible Supervisor

Supervisory Qualifications

Your driving can be supervised by the following;

  • A parent or legal guardian
  • A grandparent
  • Adult approved by parent or legal guardian

Additional qualifications include;

  • Supervisor must be a licensed driver
  • Supervisor must be licensed for 5 years
  • Must be seated next to driver when supervising

Step 3, Submit Documents & Pay Fee

Payment for transactions at DMV Offices are limited to cash, money order or personal checks[?]. No other forms of payment are accepted, including debit and credit cards.

Graduated Licensing
Duplicate $10.00
Full Provisional License (Level 3) [?] $4.00/yr
Limited Learner Permit (Level 1) [?] $15.00
Limited Provisional License (Level 2) [?] $15.00
Temporary Permit $15.00

Licensing Fees, Contact Information

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Levels of Graduated Licensing

For drivers between 15 & 18
Vertical License Sample
  • Two color bars (Red & yellow)
  • Lists dates driver will turn 18 & 21
For drivers between 18 & 21
Vertical License Sample
  • One color bar (Red)
  • Lists date driver will turn 21

Level 1: Limited Learner Permit

What is a Limited Learner Permit?

The Limited Learner Permit allows you to;

  • Drive a vehicle while supervised
Requirements
Restrictions
  • While driving, a supervising driver will accompany you
  • The first six months, you may only drive from 5 AM to 9 PM with your supervising driver
  • You are not permitted to use a mobile telephone or other additional technology associated with a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle on public vehicular areas

Level 2: Limited Provisional License

What is a Limited Provisional License?

The Limited Provisional License allows you to;

  • Drive unsupervised from 5 AM until 9 PM
  • Drive unsupervised when driving directly to or from work or any volunteer fire, rescue or emergency medical service
Requirements
  • Having kept a Limited Learner Permit for 12 months
  • No convictions of moving violations or seat belt/mobile phone infractions within the preceding six months
  • Be 16 years old but less than 18 years old
  • Must pass a road test
  • Must show proof of liability insurance coverage
  • Completed Driving Log to Advance to Level 3 Full Provisional Driver License – Form DL-4B
Restrictions
  • You may only drive unsupervised from 5 AM to 9 PM
  • You may drive unsupervised when driving directly to or from work or any volunteer fire, rescue or emergency medical service
  • When driving unsupervised, there may be no more than one passenger under 21 years of age in the vehicle
  • You are not permitted to use a mobile telephone or other additional technology associated with a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle on public vehicular areas

Level 3: Full Provisional License

What is a Full Provisional License?

The Full Provisional License allows you to;

  • Drive unsupervised at any time
Requirements
  • Having kept a Limited Provisional License for 6 months
  • No convictions of moving violations or seat belt/mobile phone infractions within the preceding six months
Restrictions
  • You are not permitted to use a mobile telephone or other additional technology associated with a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle on public vehicular areas

Restrictions for Teen Drivers

Under 18 & Thinking of Dropping Out?

DMV will revoke the driver license of any person under age 18 when it receives notice from proper school authorities that you are no longer eligible for a Driving Eligibility Certificate.

Lose Control / Lose Your License

You will lose your license if either of the following occur;

  • Receive a suspension for more than 10 consecutive days or
  • you are assigned to an alternative educational setting due to disciplinary action for more than 10 consecutive days.
  • This suspension remains in effect for 12 months or until a Driving Eligibility Certificate is obtained.