In New Hampshire, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is responsible for issue driver’s licenses. The New Hampshire DMV does not directly issue learner’s permits for first time driver’s license applicants. However, if you are old enough you will be allowed to practice driving but under certain restrictions. After successfully passing all the milestones and you are ready to take your road test, you can apply for your driver’s license.
If you are a new, New Hampshire resident and you have an out-of-state driver’s license or learners permit you can transfer it for a New Hampshire driver’s license. However, you must be at least 16 years old. If you are younger than 18 years old, you will have to complete a Driver’s Ed course.
For you to be issued with a driver’s license if you are younger than 18 years, you must complete a Driver’s Ed course. The DMV approved Driver’s Ed course includes: At least30 hours of classroom instruction, 10 hours of practice driving and 6 hours of driving observation. You will receive a green Driver’s Ed completion certificate upon completion of the course, which you are required to submit to the New Hampshire DMV.Driver’s Ed is offered at most driving schools and all public high schools in New Hampshire.
In addition to Driver’s Ed, if you are younger than 18 year you will be required to complete supervised driving practice. You will not be eligible for a driver’s license before completion. It includes 40 hours of practice driving (10 hours of the 40 hours must be at night), you will be required to keep track of the driving hours using the Driver’s Out-of-Class Log Sheet. You will need to submit the log/ Form DSMV 509 when you apply for your driver’s license.
You will also be required to take a written exam before obtaining your driver’s license. You can prepare for the test by going through the New Hampshire Driver Manual which will give you comprehensive information of what will be tested in the exam. However, you can also opt for online practice test which will give you a general idea of how the test is structured.