Earning Your Permit: What You Need To Know

It’s natural to have fear when approaching a new situation, especially if there are unknown elements. Getting your Learners’ Permit for the first time can be exciting, but also nerve-racking. That’s why Cieca’s is here to help you learn the in’s and out’s of successfully getting your permit.┬áThis post will guide you through the fees and paperwork the DMV requires for licensure, and tell you what to expect.

Going To The DMV

The DMV can be a scary place at times. Officers are not always patient, ┬ábut expect you to be, and you may have to deal with confusing terms and paperwork. Don’t worry; that’s what we’re here for!

You can go to the DMV without an appointment, but you likely won’t be able to take the test the day you’re there. If you can, get in touch with your local DMV early as slots sometimes fill up months in advance. Their website allows you to book appointments, or you can call or e-mail. To setup the appointment, you need:

  • A state-approved form of ID, such as a Photo or Military ID.
  • Your social security number.
  • A $59.00 fee paid at the time of scheduling.

When you go to your appointment, you’ll also want your Social and Photo ID readily available to avoid any delays. You may have to take a peripheral vision test before being allowed to take the Permit Test.

Permit Test

Taking The Test

You take the test by sitting at a computer and filling out multiple choice questions. Most tests are only about 10 questions, but it’s not uncommon for Drivers’ Ed students to review 20 or more in class since the content of the questions changes each time.

You cannot have your permit manual with you during the test. However, it is scored only by accuracy, not time, so there’s no rush.

If you have any questions or concerns about the process, or need a new manual, you can always contact me.

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