Pennsylvania Learner's Permit Test
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Getting a Pennsylvania Learners Permit
Who needs a learners permit?
All residents over the age of 16 that wish to operate any type of vehicle on public roadways.
Requirements for getting a learners permit
There are several steps non-commercial new drivers must complete in order to receive state permission to practice on roadways with a learners permit including:
- A completed non-commercial learner’s permit is required. The back the application must be filled out by a listed medical professional such as your doctor within 6 months of the application completion. Minors must also bring a parent consent form that must be signed by the parent in front of the clerk or if the parent cannot attend, it can be signed in advance in front of a notary.
- An approved form of identification is required and proof of relationship to the parent if last names differ. The document must prove birth date and full legal name..
- Applicants over the age of 18 must also bring two proofs of residency from the approved document list.
- A social security card is required and the card must be signed to be accepted.
- Your permit fee of $34.50 in the form of check/money order, cash, debit or credit card.
If you are unsure of any document, you may find a listing of fees and approved documents on the back of the learners permit application. All documentation must be originals.
Driving with a PA learners permit
While practicing with a learners permit, minors under age 18 must fulfill the minimum practice hours behind the wheel before attempting to apply for a license. This includes 65 hours of behind the wheel practice. So it is important to practice as much as possible to meet these hours by the six month mark. 10 of the hours must be at night and five done under adverse weather conditions to satisfy the requirement. As you practice, your parent must fill out the Parent Certificate of Driving Experience from and sign for each time period of practice.
Other requirements for learners permit drivers include having a supervising driver at least 21 years old and hold a valid license with them at all times. Minors are not permitted to drive between 11pm and 5am for safety reasons.
Cost of a learners permit
The learners permit cost is $34.50 and includes your first four year license
Steps to getting a Pennsylvania learners permit
- Obtain and complete a learner’s permit application and have your medical examiner fill out the back portion in advance. Minors also obtain the parent consent form.
- Visit your local DOT office and submit the application. Minor’s parents must accompany them and sign the parent consent form in front of the clerk. Or they may sign in front of a notary if they cannot attend.
- Submit the required proof of identity showing full legal name and birth date, two proofs of residency if over 18 and a signed social security card.
- All new applicants must complete a vision test at the time of submission for a learners permit.
- New learners permit applicants will be required to take the knowledge test and must pass with 15 out of 18 correct answers in order to pass.
- Once you have passed the tests, you will be issued a learners permit valid for one year after paying the $34.50 which includes the cost of a learners permit and first four year license.