How do I get my license?

​STEP 1:  At the age of 15 and 6 months, students can go with a parent/guardian to the DLD to take the written test in order to get their permit. They must have their birth certificate, proof of residency, and social security card in order to take the test. The cost is $19. Handbooks and more questions can be answered by clicking the links at the bottom of this page.  

STEP 2:  Students can sign up for Drivers Ed. Class after receiving their permits. Class times and guidelines are provided on this site.

STEP 3:  Students should be driving with their parent/guardian when they get their permit. They should obtain a minimum of 35 hours of driving, and 10 of those hours should be at night. Students have six months to get these hours done. Skills that need to be covered are parking, backing up, turning, signaling, driving on the freeway, etc. Students are also required to take a Traffic Safety Exam online. The exam information is included in the online class and will be completed then.

STEP 4:  Students are required to complete four hours of simulation driving. This is usually done online during class instruction.  
STEP 5:  Students drive with a driving instructor for five sessions and observe other drivers. Students should be scheduled with a driving instructor at least 10 days before their birthday, or six month permit period, to complete their driving time

STEP 6:  Students take the driving test with a driving instructor who is not the same as who taught behind the wheel to them, and must pass with an 80% or better. 

STEP 7:  After passing the driving test, students will be able to get their license at the DLD. You must make an appointment with the DLD to get your license. The cost is $39 for a first time license that is good for 5 years.
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Important Links:

-Schedule and appointment at the DLD

-Download a driver handbook

-Video Tutorials for Class and Road Test

-Practice Permit Test