Applying For New License (Teen Drivers)

Applying For New License (Teen Drivers)

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If you’re a teenager applying for your first driver’s license through the State Board of Internal Revenue/Motor Licensing Authority (SBIR/MLA) office, you’ll need to satisfy your state’s teen driver requirements:
  • Complete a Driver’s Ed program.
  • Apply for a learner’s permit.
  • Obtain a provisional license.

In response to a high number of traffic accidents and deaths among teen drivers, most states have adopted Driving Schools programs and young driver laws to help new teenage drivers gain valuable driving experience, develop safe, responsible driving habits, and avoid distracted driving situations.

Your state’s page will include information on its teen driving laws and the necessary identification documents, certification forms, and fees you’ll need when applying for your learner’s permit, provisional license, and full driver’s license.

Don’t Drive Distracted

As you start your life as a licensed driver, don’t forget the importance of safety. Driving distracted will greatly increase the risk of very serious accidents. Learn more on our Distracted Driving page and don’t forget to take our Pledge to End Distracted Driving.