Are you a teenager looking to get your Arkansas learner’s permit? Well, then you’ve come to the right place. If you are under 21, you need to go through the GDL program based on your age before you qualify for a full license.
In this article, we’ll go through all the details so you know exactly what to expect.
If you are 14 or 15 years old, you’ll need to obtain an instruction permit, also known as a learner’s permit, as the first step in Arkansas Graduated Licensing System. The instruction permit gives you the ability to practice your driving skills under the supervision of a licensed driver 21 years of age or older.
It is valid for 1 year from the date of the passed knowledge exam. If you are older than 15 years old, you can skip this step and go straight to a learner’s license.
To obtain your instruction permit you’ll need to complete the Knowledge Exam and the Vision Test. To then progress to a learner’s license, you will also have to prepare for and pass the driving skills test. We’ll discuss each of these tests later in this article.
A learner’s license is a restricted license issued to persons between 14 and 16 years old that have passed the skills test.
The vision test will ensure that your vision does not fall under the minimum allowed levels. If you wear corrective lenses or contacts, make sure to bring them for the exam. You must show you have 20/20 vision either with or without corrective lenses to progress.
The written exam consists of 25 questions, and you have to get 20 questions right to pass. It will cover everything you learn in the Arkansas Driver License Study Guide.
Roughly 49% of people fail their written exam the first time, so studying is essential to save you time and extra trips. We recommend using Zutobi to improve your chances and pass on the first try! You can try our free Arkansas practice test here.
The Arkansas skills test is a three-phase exam, and you must bring your own vehicle. You must bring your permit, a licensed driver to take you to and from the testing site, and proof of insurance and registration for the vehicle as well.
Once you complete all these steps, you are ready to get on the road! Your learner’s license will either be printed on-site or you will receive a temporary paper version until your license arrives in the mail at your provided address.
That’s everything you need to know about getting your instruction permit and learner’s license as a teenager in the state of Arkansas. If you need any help studying for your upcoming knowledge or driving exams, then Zutobi is the perfect study resource with a summarized handbook, Arkansas practice tests, and a gamified learning experience.
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