Learner's Permit Requirements
Lerner's Permit (for 16 and 17 year olds)
If you are under the age of 18, you must obtain a Learner's Permit to practice driving and hold it for 180 days (120 day if completing a commercial or secondary driver training course) prior to being able to test for a driver's license.
The permit allows the student to practice with a licensed driver who is at least 20 years old and has held a license for a minimum of four consecutive years.
Driving without a permit is a Violation of State Law and could extend the waiting time necessary to apply for a Connecticut operator's license.
Learner's Permit Requirement:
Applicants must wait until their 16th birthday before they can apply for a Learner's Permit. Applicants must pass a vision and a 25 question knowledge test in order to obtain the Learner's Permit. The latest edition of the Connecticut Driver's Manual should be studied prior to testing.
Test Locations, For Permit Test & Hours.
License Knowledge Testing
Knowledge tests will be conducted during the following hours:
Tuesday: 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
At a Full Service Department of Motor Vehicles Branch Offices.
A parent, court- appointed legal guardian (Certified Court Documentation must be presented.) or spouse over 18 years of age must accompany the applicant in person or provide the applicant with a notarized Certificate of Parental Consent ( form 2D.)
To acquire the Learner's Permit, the applicant must provide the following:
* Residence address verification, such as a postmarked letter (P.O. Box is not acceptable.)
* Certified Birth Certificate or valid U.S. Passport, in addition to
one form of identification from list of
* In accordance with the Social Security Act 42 U.S.C. 666
(a) (13), it will be required that the Social
If you're not a citizen of the United States, you will be required to show
proof of your legal
Applicants requesting a Learner's Permit examination will be required
to pay a test fee prior to taking the vision, knowledge test
$40 fee for
vision, Knowledge and road test
$19 fee for learner permit.
Knowledge Test: In Order to pass the knowledge portion of the test, you must answer at least 20 questions correctly. The test is based on the latest edition of the Connecticut Driver's Manual for new Drivers. D.M.V. has consolidated the Learner Permit knowledge test and the driver License knowledge test into one comprehensive 25 Question Test. This test will be administered before issuing a permit. If the applicants fails the knowledge test, he/she must wait at least 7 business day before re-testing. There will be a fee collected each time the applicants tests.
Learners Driving out of State: The Department of Motor Vehicles advises the permit holder to check with proper authorities if planning to drive outside of Connecticut. Learner's permits are not valid in all states. Please contact the state in which you plan to drive for verification.