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    Get a Learner Permit in Wyoming

    You may apply for an instruction permit with the Wyoming Department of Transportation (DOT) if you're at least 15 years old. Or, depending on your situation, you may, at 14 years old, qualify for a restricted learner's permit. Driver license applicants

    17 years old or older do not have to hold a permit.

    Find Out if You're Eligible for a WY Restricted Learner's Permit

    You may apply for a restricted learner's permit, or what is also known as a hardship permit, if you meet one or some of the following criteria:

    • Your place is residence is more than 5 miles away from your current school.
    • Your place of residence is more than 5 miles away from your workplace. You must work a minimum of 10 hours per week.
    • You need a license to work in your family's business.
    • Any other circumstance in which the Wyoming Highway Patrol deems as a major inconvenience.

    A) Ace a Few DMV Practice Tests

    You can find practice tests online from a variety of providers. Each one mirrors the actual written test you’ll need to pass to obtain your permit, allowing you to accurately gauge your readiness. All questions are directly based on information contained in Wyoming's Driver License Manual.

    B) Gather Required Documents and Wyoming Permit Fees

    Restricted Learner's Permit

    Before taking the permit test, you must first submit a restricted permit form.

    Mail all required forms to:

    • Wyoming Highway Patrol
    • Restricted License Investigations
    • 5300 Bishop Blvd
    • Cheyenne, WY 82009

    If approved, visit your local driver exam office with:

    • A state-certified birth certificate.
    • Payment to cover all applicable fees.

    Bear in mind that you must be accompanied to the exam office by a parent or legal guardian.

    Instruction Permit

    You will need:

    • A state-certified birth certificate.
    • A completed Driver's License Application (Form FSDL-705), only if a parent or legal guardian cannot accompany you. The completed form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian in front of a notary.
    • Payment to cover all applicable fees.

    C) Take the Written Permit Test

    Visit any DMV office to take the permit exam. No appointment necessary. Be sure to call ahead for exact hours. Tests are in English only.

    While at the driver exam office you will also be required to pass a vision test. Pass both tests and you'll leave with a either an instruction permit, valid for 1 year, or a restricted learner's permit, good for 60 days.

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