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;
- 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;
- 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.