New York Learner's Permit
The Operator, Class D license is issued to New York drivers 18 years of age or older, or to 17-year old drivers who have completed Driver's Education. Before you receive your NYS driver license, you must first apply for a learner permit.
If you are a minor in the state of New York, you must have your parent or legal guardian consent on your form MV-44 Driver License Application. This form can be signed prior to coming to the MYS DMV office. The parent or guardian is NOT required to be at the DMV office with you. For drivers who are 17 years old AND who have a form MV-285 driver education certificate, the parental or guardian signature is waived.
You will not be permitted to receive your learners permit until you pass the Written Test. This can be one of the most stressful times for a new driver. DMVCramCourses can help reduce that stress and ensure you are prepared for your written test. Our online drivers ed program comes complete with a drivers permit study guide and learners permit practice test, based on actual New York DMV test questions and answers. You can use these materials on your computer at home, print them out, or access them on your mobile device for drivers ed training anytime – anywhere. In addition, take our course before your drivers training program, and you'll be one step ahead of your classmates!
To obtain your Learners Permit, you must:
- Be at least 16 years of age.
- Complete MV-44 Drivers License Application, and have a parent or guardian sign if applicable
- Provide proof of identity that proves your date of birth and totals up to at least six points, per the NYS DMV requirements, these items include:
- US or US territory birth certificate, US DOS Consular Report of Birth Abroad, NYS Non-Driver ID card, DMV form MV-45 or MV-45A or MV-45B Statement of Identity and/or Residence, US Passport or Passport Card, US Military Photo ID Card, Certificate of Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization, Employment Authorization Card, Permanent Resident Card, Reentry Permit, Refugee Travel Document. Foreign Passport with a valid I-551 stamp or with a statement on the Visa, Foreign Passport with a Visa and a valid I-94 issued by INS/DHS, Welfare/Medicaid/NY Food Stamp Card with or without photo, NYS or NYC pistol permit, NYS professional license, NYS registration document – for a car or boat, NYS certificate of title, St. Regis Mohawk tribal photo ID card, Canadian birth certificate with St. Regis Mohawk Tribal photo ID card, US Military dependent ID card, US college ID card with photo and transcript, US high school ID card with report card, US marriage or divorce record or court-issued name change decree, US Social Security card, US computer printed pay stub with your name printed on it, US employee ID card, US high school diploma or GED, US supermarket check cashing card, with signature and pre-printed name, US union card, US health insurance or prescription card, US life insurance policy that has been in effect for at least two years, US utility bill with your name and address, Veteran's Universal Access photo ID card, W-2 form, with social security number on it, US bank statement, US canceled check with your name pre-printed on it, US ATM card with your signature and name pre-printed, Valid major US credit card
- Present your Social Security card. If you do not have a Social Security card, you must have a letter from the Social Security Administration noting you are not eligible for a Social Security card.
- Pass a vision test or have a completed form MV-619 Eye Test Report from an eye care professional
- Pass the written test, if you do not have a form MV-285 Driver Education Certificate. This is made easier using the DMVCramCourses learners permit practice test, based on actual DMV test questions and answers.
Even if you are an adult, you are not allowed to drive without being accompanied by a supervising driver age 21 or older, with a valid drivers license for the type of vehicle being driven. Additionally, drivers with learners permits may not drive in a DMV road test area, or in several other restricted areas. For minors, the Graduated Drivers Learners permit has additional restrictions.
Once you have completed your required practice with your learners permit, you are then required to pass a Road Skills Test. Remember to bring proof of insurance with you for your on-road driving test.
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