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Get a Drivers License in Vermont

A) Make Sure You're Eligible for a Driver's License

Vermont Junior Operator's License

You're eligible to apply if:

  • You've held your permit for at least 1 year
  • You've competed the driving requirement of 40 hours
  • You've completed a state-approved driver education course
  • You've maintained a spotless driving record, free of recalls, suspensions and revocations during the preceding 6 months

Vermont Operator's License

You may apply if:

  • You're at least 18 years old
  • You were free of recalls, suspensions or revocations

B) Make a Road Test Appointment With the Vermont DMV

Road tests are by appointment only. Call Central Scheduling for a test date.

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C) Gather Required Documents and Vermont License Fees

Before taking the road test, be sure to have:

*You must provide a vehicle for the exam and be accompanied by a legally licensed driver.

D) Take the Road Test

During the road test you will be graded on:

  • Driving in traffic
  • Obeying traffic signals and signs
  • Stopping
  • Backing up
  • Judging distance
  • Parking
  • Yielding to pedestrians

E) Get Your Vermont Driver's License

Junior Operator's License

While on a junior operator's license, you must obey the following driving restrictions:

  • No passengers during the first 3 months unless accompanied by a licensed parent, guardian, instructor or adult 25 years old or older
  • During the second 3 months you may drive with immediate family passengers (all passenger restrictions will be lifted after 6 months)
  • No driving for hire during the first year

If you're caught violating any of these restrictions, your license will be recalled for 90 days

Operator's License

Your junior operator's license will automatically upgrade to a full operator's license upon turning 18 years old, provided the previous six months were free of recalls, suspensions or revocations. There are no driving restrictions.

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