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Get a Drivers License in Pennsylvania

A) Make an Appointment

Make an appointment online to get your driver's license.

B) Take the Road Test

PA Get a Drivers License

During your visit to the Pennsylvania Driver License Center, you must provide:

Get Your Pennsylvania Driver's License

The steps to get a regular drivers license are graduated. After passing your road test (and completing all other requirements), you'll receive a junior drivers license. This eventually turns into your regular drivers license.

Junior Drivers License

A junior drivers license comes with the following restrictions:

  • No driving between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., unless your spouse, guardian or parent (who is a licensed driver and is
  • at least 18 years old) is with you*
  • No carrying more passengers than seat belts in your car
  • You will receive a mandatory suspension for 90 days if you accumulate 6 points or more if you're convicted of driving 26 MPH or more over the posted speed limit

*You may drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. if you are involved in public or charitable service, a member of a volunteer fire company or employed during those hours. But the catch is you must carry a notarized affidavit or certificate of authorization from your employer, supervisor or fire chief indicating your probable schedule of activities. Keep this notarized affidavit with your driver’s license.

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