This Step: Get a Learner Permit
Get a Learner Permit in Arizona
Arizona uses a graduated driver license program to license its teen drivers. You can start with a graduated instruction permit (Class G) as soon as you turn 15 years and six months old.
A) Ace a Few DMV Practice Tests
Take multiple online practice permit tests before you head to a Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) office to take your written test. Sample test questions cover topics you’ll find on the actual instruction permit exam.
B) Gather the Appropriate Documents and License Fees
You can apply for an AZ instruction permit as long as you can:
- Provide your Social Security number
- Provide proper ID (see the state’s Identification Requirements)
- Driver license application (signed by a parent or guardian either before a notary or MVD agent)
- Pass a written exam
- Pass a vision test
- Pay an instruction permit fee*
*The AZ MVD accepts cash, check, traveler’s check or money order (payable to Motor Vehicle Division) for most fees; some offices also accept credit cards. To be certain, contact your particular branch for acceptable forms of payment.
C) Take the Class G Permit Exam
After gathering your requirements, take your learner’s permit test an Arizona MVD office. Look online for a nearby branch.