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Learn about Indiana Drivers License Requirements

To get your Indiana drivers license you must be 18 years old or 15 years old for a learners permit.

Drivers Education Illinois Learners Permit Requirements - the Drivers education learners permit is different than s regular learners permit in that you are enrolled in a drivers education program. You may be 15 years old to receive the Drivers Education Learners Permit and 16 years old to receive your regular Illinois Learners Permit.

Drivers Education Learners Permit requirements:

  • be at least 15 years of age at time of issuance;
  • provide proof of identity and date of birth from the current ID list;
  • show proof of enrollment in a BMV-approved driver education program by surrendering the certificate of driver education form (CDE) provided by the school, properly filled out and dated no sooner than three weeks prior to the start of class;
  • successfully pass the standard vision screening test; and
  • if less than 18 years of age, have an appropriate family member sign the financial responsibility agreement portion of the application.
  • A valid Social Security number is required by Indiana State and Federal law for all license and permit transactions. If an applicant’s Social Security number is not on the BMV internal record, proof of Social Security will be required.

Regular Learners Permit

  • be at least 16 years of age;
  • provide proof of identity and date of birth from the current ID list;
  • successfully pass the standard vision screening test;
  • pass a written knowledge test based on the information contained in this manual; and
  • if less than 18 years of age, have an appropriate family member sign the financial responsibility agreement portion of the application.
  • A valid Social Security number is required by Indiana State and Federal law for all license and permit transactions. If an applicant’s Social Security number is not on the BMV internal record, proof of Social Security will be required.

More information on the Learners Permit can be found here.

Regular Illinois Drivers License Requirements:

  • Minimum age requirements of sixteen years 30 days if the applicant has held a valid driver education learner permit for 60 days and has successfully completed a BMV-approved driver education course
    Note: The driver education permit must have the classroom and behind-the-wheel grades, school stamp(s) or seal, completion date and instructor signature(s).
  • Sixteen years 180 days if the applicant has held a valid Indiana learner permit for 60 days
  • Provide proof of identity and date of birth from the current acceptable ID list. If applicable, successfully complete a written knowledge test based on the information contained in the Indiana Driver Manual
  • Successfully pass a standard vision screening test
  • If less than 18 years of age, have an appropriate family member sign the financial responsibility agreement portion of the application.
  • Unless the applicant qualifies for a waiver, successfully pass a roadway skill test with a BMV driver examiner in a vehicle provided by the applicant.
  • A valid Social Security number is required by Indiana State and Federal law for all license and permit transactions. If an applicant’s Social Security number is not on the BMV internal record, proof of Social Security will be required.

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