PENNSYLVANIA DRIVER’S PERMIT
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An initial Learner's Permit is issued to any individual, 16 years of age or older, who has never been licensed to operate a vehicle, a new resident who has never been licensed, or a new resident who has been licensed in another state but whose driver license has been expired longer than 6 months. If you are a new resident to PA, please visit our New Resident information page.
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Have a physician, physician assistant, certified registered nurse practitioner or chiropractor conduct a physical examination and complete Form DL-180(PDF), "Non-Commercial Learner’s Permit Application."
Visit a Quad A Driving Academy with:
The completed DL-180 (PDF)
The completed DL-180TD (PDF)(if under the age 18). This form must be completed by a parent, guardian, or spouse who is 18 years of age or older.
Proof of identity, which is listed on reverse side of DL-180 (PDF). Note: If you are changing your name, you must present original documents supporting name changes such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order.
NOTE: Birth certificates issued by the Puerto Rico Department of Health before July 1, 2010, were invalidated under a law passed by the government of Puerto Rico to combat fraud and protect the identity and credit of all persons born in Puerto Rico. As of October 31, 2010, Pennsylvania no longer accepts as proof of identification Puerto Rico-issued birth certificates issued before July 1, 2010. New, more secure birth certificates are available online or by mail. Visit the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration website for full instructions on applying for new certificates.
Two acceptable proofs of residency, listed on reverse side of DL-180 (PDF), if you are 18 years of age or older. Proof of residency is not required if you are age 16 or 17.
Your Social Security card.
Take your eye screening and Knowledge Test at a PennDOT Driver License Center. Once passed, you will be issued your Initial Learner's Permit.
Note: Permit holders under the age of 18 are encouraged to schedule their exam at this time for 6 months from the date their initial permit was issued. Leading up to the date of their skills test, if the student does not feel comfortable they may reschedule their exam for a future date.
Driver’s 18 years of age or younger must complete 65 hours of adult-supervised skill building. Quad A Driving Academy offers several packages to compliment family driving sessions, as well as comprehensive courses that will provide the student with all the necessary hours and skills need to complete their Driver’s Exam. Click Here to review our Driving Courses.
When visiting Quad A to take your road test PA Driver’s Exam, please be sure to bring the following items with you:
Your valid learner's permit
Parent or Guardian Certification Form DL-180C (PDF), if applicant is under 18 years of age
Proof of vehicle insurance
Proof of vehicle registration
Accompanying driver's valid driver's license
Do you think you are ready to take your knowledge test? Please use our Locator service to find a PennDOT location near you. Be sure to bring your completed Non-Commercial Learner’s Permit Application(PDF), completed Parent and Guardian Consent form (PDF) or required proof of residency, and appropriate fee.
For more information, call us (570) 371-3798