You must have a valid CDL or Commercial Learner’s Permit to drive a commercial motor vehicle.
Your decision to obtain a Learner’s Permit or a Junior Driver’s License carries with it, one of life’s greatest social responsibilities. You are committing to: maintaining a safe operating vehicle that meets Vermont’s emissions standards, carrying liability insurance, and always obeying the rules of the road and adopting habits that eliminate driving distractions.
If you want to drive in Vermont and you do not have a license, you will have to get a Vermont Learner’s Permit. You must be at least 15 years old to take the test. You must also be a Vermont Resident or a resident of another State enrolled in a Vermont Driver Education & Training.
You will need documentation from each of the 4 categories below:
NOTE: EDL has different requirements. More information...
Individuals under the age of 18 are subject to the provisions of Vermont's Graduated License laws, which are indicated below:
An individual 15 years of age or older may operate a motor vehicle if they hold a valid Learner's Permit and are accompanied by one of the following people (riding in the vehicle beside the driver):
Driving schools and instructors are licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The schools are privately owned businesses which operate under guidelines and standards set forth in state statutes and rules. There are two basic types of instruction, which are listed below.
Standard driver training schools provide instruction in the operation of "pleasure cars." These training programs provide the following services: