Learner’s Permit

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:
    1. -social security card
    2. -state-issued birth certificate (will also accept military ID, state ID, or current passport)
    3. -an attendance verification form completed by the student’s school if under the age of 16 (available at mva.maryland.gov)
  • 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.


Download the Study Guide from our site.

Additional resources:

Maryland Driver’s Manual

Rookie Driver Skills Log and Practice Guide

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