Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual

– View the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual online from The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website at http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/

Junior Learner’s Permit Information

  • When you are 16 years of age or older, please follow the steps listed below in order to get your non-commercial learner’s permit. You cannot apply for your permit before your 16th birthday.
  • Complete the Non-Commercial Learner’s Permit Application (DL-180) found at www.dmv.state.pa.us under the Forms and Publications link.
  • Your health care provider must complete the back of the Non-Commercial Learner’s Permit Application (DL-180). No earlier than six (6) months prior to your 16th birthday.
  • If you are under 18 years of age, your parent, guardian, person in loco parentis or spouse who is 18 years of age or older must complete the Parent or Guardian Consent Form (DL-180TD) also found at www.dmv.state.pa.us under the Forms and Publications link.

After studying the manual and following the steps listed above, bring the items listed below to the Driver License Center when you are ready to take your Knowledge Test:

  1. Your completed Non-Commercial Learner’s Permit Application (DL-180).
  2. Your completed Parent or Guardian Consent Form (DL-180TD);
  3. Proof of date of birth and identification. These documents must be originals (photocopies will not be accepted). The only acceptable proof of identification can be found on the back of the Non-Commercial Learner’s Permit Application (DL-180).
  4. Your Social Security card (card must be signed).
  5. Your check or money order made payable to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) for the correct amount.  Cash, debit or credit cards cannot be accepted.

Junior Driver’s Licence Information

  • Appointments must be made to take the Non-Commercial Road Test.  When you are ready to take the Road Test, you may schedule your Road Test via the Driver and Vehicle Services Web site at www.dmv.state.pa.us.
  • If you are under the age of 18, you must wait the mandatory six (6) months from your permit issue date and have a signed Parent or Guardian Certification Form (DL-180C) for the 65 hours of skill-building before making your road test appointment.

      You will need to present the following items to the examiner prior to taking your Road Test:

  1. Your valid learner’s permit.
  2. The completed certificate for 65 hours of behind-the-wheel training, if you are under the age of 18 (DL-180C)
  3. The valid registration card for the vehicle you plan to drive for the Road Test.
  4. Proof that the vehicle is currently insured.
  5. The valid driver’s license of the person, who is at least 21 years of age or a parent, guardian or spouse, who is at least 18 years of age, accompanying you to the Driver license Center.


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