Learner Permit Test

How to obtain a Learner’s Permit
  1. If you are 15, 16, or 17 years old, you need your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission.
  2. Foreign exchange students must have a Foreign Exchange Parental Authorization Form, signed by a parent or legal guardian (host parent cannot sign). 
  3. It may take up to three weeks to receive your Learner's Permit by mail.

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To apply for a Learner’s Permit, an individual under the age of 18 must have maintained a “clean” driving record in the previous two years. If you have had any recalls, suspensions, or revocations, contact DMV as you may be required to serve an additional waiting period.

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Please contact us and we will review the application. 

The photo is optional and is not required for the permit. If you choose to obtain the photo the replacement fee is required.

DMV will review the information and run checks to verify the information. If the checks don’t come back clear you will be notified to correct your information before a learner permit is sent to you.

DMV reserves the right to randomly retest any applicant. If the applicant fails, a test fee will be charged and the test will have to be taken again. 

No. You must wait for the DMV to process your application and send you a temporary learner permit via email.

You are allowed to read the test if necessary but are not allowed to give your child the correct answers.

You must wait a minimum of one day.

You will need to wait until we are offering in-person transactions. At that time you’ll need to bring the necessary documents and pay the replacement fee.

You may take the test as many times as you wish until you pass.

Yes. You will pay the test fee each time you take the test.

Yes. Due to the Graduated License Law, you will need to hold your learner permit for a year prior to taking the road test.

Yes, the age of the permit holder is not relevant. The licensed driver must be unimpaired and 25 or older.

Complete the Replacement License Form (VL-040) and submit it to the DMV together with any appropriate fees. If you are applying for a replacement license/permit in person you must also be prepared to provide a minimum of two forms of identification.


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Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

Monday-Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm
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