This Step: Get a Learner Permit
Get a Learner Permit in Vermont
Under Vermont's Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) system, you're eligible to begin driving at 15. But before you can get behind the wheel you must first obtain a learner's permit.
A) Ace a Few DMV Permit Practice Tests
You'll want to prepare for the written test by taking multiple practice exams. All questions, both in form and content, mirror those found on the actual permit test. Questions and answers are directly based on information covered in Vermont's Driver License Manual.
B) Gather Required Documents and Vermont Permit Fees
Bring to the DMV on the day of your test:
- Proof of identity
- Proof of Vermont residency
- Proof of Social Security number
- A completed driver license application; must be signed by parent or guardian if under 18
- Payment for test and permit fees
C) Take the Written Permit Test
The DMV recommends making a test appointment with Central Scheduling. Walk-ins will be accepted, but only if time allows. In addition to the written exam, you'll also take a vision test. Pass both and you'll leave with a learner's permit.
Retake Written Test
If you fail, you must wait at least one day before attempting again.