Pennsylvania Learner's Permit
In Pennsylvania, drivers aged 16 years of age and older can receive their learner's permit.
To apply for your learner's permit:
- Be sure to study for your learners permit test, using DMVCramCourses.com drivers ed online program, complete with your learners permit practice test and study guides.
- Have your doctor give you an examination and complete Form DL-180 “Medical Qualification Certificate.”
- Bring the following to the Drivers License Center,
- Your DL-180 Medical Qualification Certificate,
- Proof of your identity,
- Two acceptable proofs of residency (This is not required if you're 16 or 17 years of age),
- Your Social Security card, and
- A check or money order made payable to PennDOT with the appropriate fee. (The PA DMV does NOT accept cash.)
- Take the vision test at the Driver License Center
- Take the Knowledge Test (Pennsylvania's written learner's permit test, which DMVCramCourses.com's drivers ed online program will help you prepare for).
Once these items are completed, the PA DMV will issue your learner's permit. Your learner's permit is valid for one year. For drivers under the age of 18, you must have at least six months and 50 hours of driving experience behind the wheel before you can take your road skills test.
When you are ready, call the PA DMV to schedule your road skills test.
Be sure to bring the following items to your test:
- Your valid learner's permit,
- A Form DL-180C “Parent or Guardian Certificate” if you're under the age of 18,
- Proof of vehicle registration,
- Proof of vehicle insurance, and
- Your accompanying driver's valid drivers license