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Practice Driving in Washington DC

Get On the Road

With a Washington DC learner's permit you can only drive:

  • With a licensed driver in the front seat who is at least 21 years old.
  • Between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

You must log 40 hours of driving time. Be sure to practice driving only during the allowed hours. Use the Certification of Eligibility for Provisional License (Form DMV-GRAD-HR40) to track your time behind the wheel.

Get Parent or Guardian Certification

After completing 40 hours of behind-the-wheel training, have your driving supervisor (parent, guardian, tudor) sign your Certification of Eligibility for Provisional License (Form DMV-GRAD-HR40). You'll need to present this before your scheduled road test, along with a photocopy of your driving supervisor's license.

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