Practice Makes Perfect

A learner's permit is issued by the MVA so students can practice driving with their parent(s)/mentor and is needed to complete the In-Car portion of Driver Education. 

To obtain a learner's permit, a new driver must:

  • be at least 15 years, 9 months old
  • pass a vision screening at the MVA
  • pass a written knowledge test at the MVA (25 Questions/85% passing)
  • possess and bring:
          -social security card
          -state-issued birth certificate (will also accept military ID, state ID,
           or current passport)
          -an attendance verification form completed by the student's school if
           under the age of 16 (available at
  • pay $50

The Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) of Maryland provides a free online practice test for the learner's permit. Click here to take the test.

Additional resources:

For complete information about the Maryland Graduated Licensing System (GLS), please visit  Maryland Graduated Licensing System