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.

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.