Learner's permit in Maryland

Maryland Learner's permit

Learn how to get your Maryland Learner's permit


Before you can apply for your driver's license, you will first have to apply for a learner's permit. To apply for a learner's permit in Maryland you must be 15 years and nine months old. You also will have to have never been licensed before, however if you are a new resident to Maryland and you happen to have a driver's license in another state you will still be eligible to apply for a Maryland learner's permit if the other driver's license has been expired for over a year.

How to apply for a learner's permit in Maryland:

  • Pick up a copy of the Maryland driver's manual.
  • You are required to show certification of completed learner's permit school, if you are 16 years or younger.
  • You must bring your parent or legal guardian if you are younger than 18 years old.

Head over to your MVA office with your application and the following:

  • Identification to prove your age and residency.
  • Your Social Security card.
  • Cash, credit card, or if you write a check make it to the Motor Vehicle Administration.

When you are at the MVA office you will have to pass a written and eye exam.

Your Maryland learner's permit will be issued if you pass both tests, and will be valid for two years.

You are required to always have a licensed driver who is 21 years of age or older sitting next to you when operating a vehicle with your learner's permit in Maryland.

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