How can I get a learner’s permit?
The first step for new drivers to get a Connecticut driver’s license is to apply for a learner’s permit. Once you're issued a learner’s permit, you can begin practicing behind the wheel. Residents age 16 and older can apply for a learner’s permit. Adult learner’s permits are available for adults age 18 and older.
You will need to pass a written knowledge test, based on the Connecticut driver’s manual, as well as a vision test to get a learner’s permit. Once you’re ready to take the tests, please make an appointment at a DMV office.
If you already have a driver’s license from a different U.S. state or territory, Germany, Canada, or France, you can transfer your license to Connecticut without getting a learner’s permit. Out-of-state learner’s permits are not transferable.
Note: If your driver's license has been expired for two or more years, you’ll need to complete all testing requirements again. This includes obtaining a learner’s permit and successful completion of a road test. Learn more about getting a driver's license for the first time.
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