If you are looking to get your Mississippi learner’s permit, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll go through all the details so you know exactly what to expect.
Depending on your age, obtaining a learner’s permit will be a little different.
Regardless of your age, you will be required to complete a written knowledge exam to check your knowledge of traffic rules and signs, as well as a vision exam to test your visual acuity.
First, you must complete an application, which must have notarized signatures of your parents or guardian. Take this application to the nearest licensing location. You may want to make an appointment to avoid the long line.
Second, before you head out the door, be sure you have all the required documentation. You’ll need to bring your social security card, birth certificate, certificate of school attendance that’s signed by your high school, and two proofs of residency. Since you are a minor, you can use documents that have your parents’ names on them such as a utility bill, mortgage statement, or their Mississippi driver’s license.
When you arrive at the Mississippi licensing bureau, you’ll have to pay a fee and pass a computerized test, which will check your knowledge of traffic rules and signs. If you fail this test, you may try again the following business day. However, if you fail three times in a row, you’ll need to wait 30 days. Be sure to take the time to study for the test.
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Finally, you’ll need to pass a vision test before receiving your temporary permit. If you fail the vision test, you’ll need to get glasses and have an eye doctor complete a vision form.
Once all of the above has been completed, you’ll receive your temporary learner’s permit, which is valid for two years. Be sure to practice diligently and schedule your behind-the-wheel test before your permit expires – otherwise, you’ll have to retake the written computerized test.
You will need to hold your permit for at least 12 months before you can apply for an intermediate driver’s license and progress to the next stage.
That’s everything you need to know about getting your learner’s permit in the state of Mississippi. If you need any help studying for your upcoming knowledge or driving exams, then Zutobi is the perfect study resource with a summarized handbook, Mississippi practice tests, and a gamified learning experience.
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