Preparing for the Test

5 questions and answersExpand all

Who is required to take the Pennsylvania state driver’s test?

To legally operate a motor vehicle in the state of Pennsylvania, you will be required to apply for and take the state’s driving test.

Do I need to apply for a permit first?

If you are under the age of 18, you must apply for a learner’s permit and complete supervised driving practice and driver’s education before being allowed to take their road test.

Why must I wait six months to take my driver’s test?

It is required under Pennsylvania state law and serves as a period for young drivers to obtain the skills needed to operate a vehicle safely within the state. Young drivers are also required to have 65 hours behind the wheel before being eligible to take the driving test.

At what age can I receive my driver’s license in Pennsylvania?

You are eligible to receive your learner license at 16 years of age and you must wait 6 months to sit for your driving test and receive your full permanent license.

How do I become a licensed driver in the state of Pennsylvania?

Drivers under the age of 18 must complete driver’s education and supervised driving before legally being allowed to drive in the state of Pennsylvania.