In Vermont, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is responsible for issuing of learner’s permits. The state has implemented a graduated driver license (GDL) program, which is aimed at helping first time driver’s license applicants to become mere responsible drivers. Under the GDL program, you are requires to obtain a learner’s permit before you upgrade to your unrestricted driver’s license. However, you will have to take a written permit test beforebeing issued with your permit. You will be required to practice driving under supervision while holding your leaner’s permit and ensure you have the skills and knowledge necessary to pass your road test.
If you are a new Vermont resident and you have an out-of-state learner’s permit, you should directly contact the Vermont DMV to confirm if you can transfer it. However, an out-of-state junior driver’s license can be transferred. You will need to complete the requirements of the Vermont GDL program which includespassing a written permit, vision and road test, proving proof of completion of a Driver’s Ed course and completed at least 40 hours of driving practice. If you have held out-of-state driver’s license for more than 6 months you may bypass some of the requirements.
The Vermont written permit test contains 20 multiple choice question that are directly sourced from the Vermont Driver’s manual and covers the following topics: Vermont motor vehicle laws, traffic signs and their meanings, vehicle safety, highway warnings, parking, sharing the road, entering and exiting the freeway, safe driving, lane use, and accident and emergency procedures. For you to pass the test, you must correctly answer 16 questions.
To prepare for the written test, you can study the Vermont driver’s manual. The manual will give comprehensive knowledge off all you need to know about the questions in the written test. However there are other study materials like the online practice tests. A combination of the two will help you test your knowledge about the rules of the road in Vermont, familiarize with the format of the actual exam and learn what it takes to pass the written test. If you fail the test in your first attempt, you will have to wait for more than 1 business day before you can retest.