15Jun 2015

Nebraska Driver’s Permits

In Nebraska, you must first obtain a driver’s permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) if you are a teenager applying for your first driver’s license. The Department of Motor Vehicles has implemented a graduated driver licensing (GDL) program to help teen drivers gain the skills necessary to become a safe driver. Depending on your age, there are different learner’s permits you must apply for before you obtain a full driver’s license.

Nebraska Driver’s Permit

School Learner’s Permit (LPE)

An LPE allows you to driving before obtaining your school permit (SCP). You must be between 14 and 16 years old to be eligible and it is valid for a period of three months. To apply, visit your local NE DMV office with the following documents:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of your Social Security number
  • Proof of Nebraska residence
  • The $10.50 learner’s permit (LPE) application fee

School Permit (SCP)

You must meet the following conditions to apply for your SCP: you must be living more than 1.5 miles from your school and either outside a city with more than 5,000 people or attend a school outside a city with more than 5,000 people.

You must be between 14 years and 2 months and 16 years and 3 months old to be eligible. In addition, you must have held your LPE for more than 2 months. You also must have completed either a DMV approved diver safety course or 50 hours of driving practice (with 10 hours being at night). When applying, in addition to the requirements of LPE, you will need to pass a vision and written exam.


Learner’s Permit (LPD)

A learner’s permit allows you to driving before you obtain your provisional operator’s permit. You have to be at least 15 years old to be eligible to apply.  To apply, visit your local DMV office with the same documents as when applying for a SCP.

Provisional Operator’s Permit (POP)

You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a POP. You must also meet the following requirements: You must have held a LPD, SCP or LPE for more than six months, have less than 3 points on your driving record in the last six months and completed a driver safety course.