When you are 15 years and 9 months old or older, you may apply at the MVA for your learner’s permit. You do not need any paperwork from us. You can take the permit test before, during or after taking the Driver Education Program.
🔍 Gather Your Documents 🔍
- U.S. Birth Certificate
- Original Social Security Card
- Proof of Residency (your parent serves as your Co-Signer if you are under 18)
- School Attendance Certification Form if you are under 16 (In a sealed envelope)
Here is the link to the attendance form. Due to COVID this form only needs to be completed by a parent not your local high school… https://mva.maryland.gov/Documents/DL-300A.pdf
💻 Prepare for the Test: 💻
There is a knowledge test of 25 questions on the computer. You must answer 22 out of 25 correct to obtain your learner’s permit. The questions are taken from the Maryland Driver’s Manual. MVA offers a practice test on-line.
Here is the link to the practice test… http://www.mva.maryland.gov/drivers/rookiedriver/tutorial/tutorial-intro.html
It is also helpful to read the Maryland Driver’s Manual. Here is the link… http://www.mva.maryland.gov/_resources/docs/DL-002.pdf
If you fail, you are allowed to re-take the test the next day if there is availability. After the second fail, you must wait 7 days before re-taking the test.
The fee for the learner’s permit is $50. You do not pay until you pass the test. The learner’s permit is good for two years.
⌛️ Time Lines Based on Age ⏳
If You are Under 18, you must keep the permit for nine months before you can test for the provisional license.
… 18 Years Old with a High School Diploma, you must keep the permit for 3 months before you can test for the provisional license.
… 25 Years Old or Older, you must keep the permit for 45 days before you can test for the provisional license.
🗒 Schedule an Appointment: 🗒
Lastly, an appointment is required for all services due to COVID. Here is the link to schedule an appointment…https://mvascheduling.mva.maryland.gov/
Good luck 😊
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