22Jun 2015

Vermont Learner’s Permits

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 teenagers 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.

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.

Vermont Learner’s Permit Requirements

You must be at least 15 years to apply for your learner’s permit. To apply visit your local Vermont DMV office and submit the following documents:

  • A completed application form. It must be signed by your parent or legal guardian.
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of Vermont residency
  • Proof of U.S citizenship
  • Proof of social security number
  • Pay the $17 learner’s permit fee and an addition of $30 examination fee.

In addition to the above requirements, you will also need to pass a written permit test and a vision test.

While holding your learners permit, you are only allowed to practice driving under the supervision of an impaired, licensed parent or legal guardian who is at least 25 years. In addition, your supervisor must seat next to the driver seat.

Junior Driver’s License

You are eligible to obtain your Junior Driver’s License if you meet the following qualifications:

  • You are at least 16 years old
  • You must have held your learner’s permit for more than one year
  • You must have completed driver education (30hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training and 6 hours of observation)
  • You must have completed 40 hours of supervised driving practice with 10 hours being at night.
  • Your driving records must be clean for the past six months.

To apply, visit your local the Vermont DMV office and submit:

  • A completed an Application for License/Permit (Form TA-VL-21)
  • Your Driver’s Ed completion certificate.
  • Your Driving Practice Log Sheet (Form TA-VN-210)
  • Proof of identification, U.S citizenship, social security number and Vermont residency
  • Take and pass the DMV road test.
  • Pay the $18 road test fee and an additional $30 provisional license fee.

You will be eligible for an Unrestricted Senior Driver’s License after you turn 18 years old and have had a clean driving record for the past 6 months.