Driver’s License & Learner’s Permit FAQs


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Applying for your first driver’s license or learner’s permit can come with a lot of questions. 

Even if you have already had a license for a little while, you might still be confused on a few things. 

We’ve compiled some of the most common questions new drivers have about their license and learner’s permit to help remove some of the confusion.

Questions we cover include:

  • Do you have to go to driving school to get your license?
  • How much does it cost to get a driver’s license?
  • How much does it cost to take the driving test?
  • What are the different types of driver’s license and endorsements?
  • What are the driver’s license restriction codes?
  • What are the provisional license rules?
  • What is the driving age?
  • What is the driving log?
  • Do you have to retake the driving test if your license expires?
  • Can I drive alone with a permit?
  • Can I drive with an out-of-state permit?
  • Do I need a driver’s permit if I’m over 18?
  • Does the DMV drug test you for your permit?
  • How long do you have to have your permit?
  • How long is a learner’s permit good for?
  • How many times can you renew your permit?
  • How much does a permit cost?
  • What are the learner’s permit rules?
  • What do I need to bring to get your permit?

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