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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

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

    • A completed Parent or Guardian Certification (DL-180C) (if you are younger than 18 years old).
      • Your parent, guardian, or spouse who is at least 18 years old MUST sign this form in front of an examiner at a driver license center OR have this form notarized. 
    • Proof of vehicle insurance.
    • Proof of vehicle registration.
    • Accompanying driver's valid driver's license.

    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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