NEBRASKA DMV TEST - FAQ

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS


Who is required to obtain a Nebraska driver's license?


Any resident who drives on the streets and highways in the state.

What is the minimum age required to apply for a Nebraska driver's license?


18 years of age.

I moved to Nebraska and I have a valid out-of-state driver's license. Do I need a Nebraska driver's license?


Yes, you have 30 days to obtain a NE license.

I changed my address/name. Should I update my license?


Yes, you must update any address or name change within 60 days at any Driver Licensing Office in Nebraska.

What is the Nebraska Parent's Supervised Driving Program?


The program is given to all teen under 16 years of age applying for a learner's permit and provides parents and guardians with a methodical approach to teach the driving skills.

Which documents are required to apply for a driver's license or permit in Nebraska?


- Proof of identity;
- Proof of US Citizenship or Lawful Status;
- Name and date of birth;
- Social Security Number;
- 2 documents proving your principal address in Nebraska.


PERMITS IN NEBRASKA


What is a School Learner's Permit (LPE)?


This permit allows students in Nebraska to legally practice driving for a School Permit.

What are the requirements to obtain a School Learner's Permit?


- Be at least 14 years old;
- Pass vision and written tests;
- Must be accompanied by a licensed driver occupying the passenger seat.

How long is the School Learner's Permit valid for?


3 months.

What is a School Permit (SCP)?


This permit is issued to students living in Nebraska a distance of 1,5 miles or more from school.

Which restrictions apply with a School Permit?


If you are a student holding a valid School Permit, you are allowed to:
- Drive unsupervised only to and from school over the most direct route;
- Transport any family member or person residing with you for school-related reasons;
- Drive anytime if accompanied by a licensed driver of at least 21 years of age.

What are the requirements to obtain a School Permit?


- Be at least 14 and 2 months old;
- Hold the LPE for at least 2 months;
- Complete a DMV approved Nebraska driver safety course or complete a 50-hour certification form signed by a parent/guardian/licensed driver who is at least 21.

Do I have to take any test to obtain a School Permit?


No, if you have completed a DMV approved driver safety course.
If you presented a 50-hour certification, you must pass a vision and written test. If you hold a current LPE or SCP, or one that has been expired for less than one year, the DMV will waive your written test.

What is a Learner's Permit (LPD)?


The permit allows a person in Nebraska to legally practice driving.

What are the requirements to obtain a Learner's Permit?


- Be at least 15 years old;
- Pass a vision and written tests (unless you hold a valid LPE or SCP, or one that has been expired for no more than 1 year).

How can I practice driving with my Nebraska Learner's Permit?


You may drive only if accompanied by a licensed driver of at least 21 years of age sitting in the passenger seat.

How long is my NE Learner's Permit valid for?


1 year.

What is a Nebraska Provisional Operator's Permit (POP)?


With this permit you can legally drive unsupervised from 6 am to 12 pm. You can drive anytime if accompanied by a parent/legal guardian/licensed driver who is at least 21.

How can I obtain a Provisional Operator's Permit?


- Be at least 16 years old;
- Hold an LPE, SCP or LPD for at least 6 months;
- Do not accumulate 3 or more points on your driving record during the 6-month period prior to the application;
- Complete a DMV approved driver safety course or complete a 50 hours certification form signed by a parent/legal guardian/licensed driver of at least 21 years of age.

Do I have to take any test to obtain a Provisional Operator's Permit?


No, if you have completed a DMV approved driver safety course.
If you presented a 50-hour certification, you must pass a vision and written test (unless you hold a valid LPE or SCP, or one that has been expired for no more than 1 year).

Which restrictions apply with a Provisional Operator's Permit?


During the first 6 months, you may not carry more than one passenger who is not an immediate family member and who is under 19.

How long is my Provisional Operator's Permit in Nebraska valid for?


Until you turn 18.

How can I upgrade from my POP to an Operator's License?


- Hold your POP for at least 12 months;
- Be at least 17 years old;
- Accumulate no more than 3 points on your driving record.
You can also wait until you are between 18 and 21 years of age. In both cases, the written and drive tests are waived.

How can I obtain an Operator's License if I have never held a POP?


- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Pass a vision, written and driving exam.


NEBRASKA WRITTEN AND DRIVING TESTS


How can I prepare for the Nebraska written test?


- Study the Nebraska Driver's Manual;
- Take the AAA Sample Test available at https://www.dmv.nebraska.gov/;
- Practice with our Nebraska DMV written test.

How is the Nebraska DMV written test structured?


The test contains 25 multiple choice questions. The passing score is 20/25.

Do I have to provide a vehicle for my driving test?


Yes, you must furnish a vehicle which is representative of the type of license you applied for.

Which maneuvers will I have to perform during my Nebraska driving test?


- Starting and stopping;
- Performing right and left turns;
- Using lanes properly;
- Obeying stop signs and traffic signals;
- Controlling speed;
- Using right of way;
- Identifying hazard and responding;
- Parking;
- Backing.

I failed one of my tests. When can I retake it?


On the following day. It is strongly suggested that you study and practice before retaking the test.