Who needs a Vermont learner's permit or driver's license?

Any resident who wants to drive in Vermont.

How can I obtain a Vermont driver's license?

You must be 18 years of age or older and pass the required examination.

What is the age requirement for a Vermont learner's permit?

You must be at least 15 years old to apply for your learner's permit.

Which documents are required to apply for a VT learner's permit?

  • Learner's Permit Application with parent's signature (if under 18);
  • Proof of Identity, date of birth;
  • Proof of Lawful status in the United States;
  • Proof of VT Residency;
  • Social Security Number.

Can undocumented immigrants apply for a Vermont driver's license?

Yes, unauthorized immigrants can apply for a Vermont driver's license, if the required documentation is provided. Vermont residents unable to establish lawful presence in the United States are eligible for a motor vehicle operator's privilege card or alternate identification card.

How can I obtain my VT learner's permit?

  • Meet the age requirement;
  • Provide the above-mentioned documents;
  • Pass the vision and the written tests.

How can I practice driving with my learner's permit?

You are allowed to drive anytime if accompanied by a licensed driver 25 or older sitting in the front seat beside you.

How can I upgrade from my learner's permit to a driver's license?

You must pass a road test. If you are under 18, you must hold your license for at least 1 year. You should get at least 40 hours of behind-the-wheel training. You should also have your driver's education certificate. If you 18 or older: you may apply whenever you're ready.

What is the Vermont knowledge test about?

  • Traffic lights;
  • Road Signs and Highway Markings;
  • Reduced Visibility;
  • Passing;
  • Interstate driving;
  • Speed limits.

How is the Vermont permit test structured?

There are 20 multiple-choice questions on the Vermont permit test.

Which score is required to pass the Vermont permit test?

You must correctly answer at least 16 out of 20 questions.

How can I pass the Vermont written test?

  • Study the Vermont Driver License Manual. The manual contains information on safe driving rules and practices to help you become a safe driver.
  • Practice with our Vermont DMV written test.

What happens if I fail my knowledge test?

You may retake it the next day.

What is the Vermont road test about?

The road exams tests your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and complete the following maneuvers
  • left and right turns;
  • braking smoothly;
  • controlled starts and stops;
  • crossing intersections;
  • yielding to right-of-way;
  • changing lanes;
  • parallel parking.

Which documents do I have to provide when I take my road test?

  • Proof of Residency;
  • Proof of ID;
  • Social Security Number;
  • Learner's Permit;
  • Insurance;
  • Vehicle Registration.
  • If you are under 18, you must also provide
    • Application with parent's signature;
    • Driver's Education Certificate;
    • Log Sheet.

    Do I have to make an appointment for my road test?

    Yes, an appointment must be made. Contact your local DMV office.

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


    Which actions will make me fail my road test?

    • Drive too fast for road conditions;
    • Drive too close to another vehicle;
    • Pass another vehicle when it isn't safe;
    • Not check mirror and blind spots;

    I failed my VT road test. What's next?

    You must wait at least 1 week before retaking it.

    Which restrictions apply to my driver's license?

    • If you are at least 18 years of age, there are no limitations.
    • If you are under 18, you may not carry any passenger for the first three months unless a driver 25 or older rides in the car with you.
    • After the first 6 months, no more restrictions apply.