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How to get an Arkansas Learners Permit

Arkansas Learner's Permit
  • Arkansas Learner's Permit Guidelines
  • How to Prepare for the Written Exam
  • Required ID and Paperwork

AR Learners Permit Rules and Requirements

Find out the steps to get your AR driving permit, pass your DMV written test and the required paperwork to bring to the DMV office to get your driver's license.

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All applicants need to be familiar with the Arkansas Driver's Manual. Think you know the material? Take our DMV practice test now and test your driving knowledge.

First Time Drivers

Under Arkansas DMV guidelines, you must be at least 14 years old to apply for a Learners Permit. The licensee must hold the permit for a minimum of 6 months. Your permit is considered Stage 1 of the Arkansas Graduated Licensing Law where new drivers are eligible for their learners permit at the age of 14. At Stage 2 or the intermediate phase, the new driver is eligible to take their road skills test to receive a provisional driver's license once they have held their learners permit for a minimum of 6 months.

Prepare for the Written Test

The Arkansas MVD requires that all applicants must pass a written exam on traffic signs, motor vehicle laws and safe driving techniques. If you fail the exam, some states require you to wait until at least the next day to take the test again and charge a re-examination fee.

All new drivers are encouraged to study for this driver education exam so you don't miss the opportunity to get your learners permit as soon as you reach the approved age. Online practice tests are available that provide real sample questions from the DMV Exam - Take the Arkansas practice permit test now and test your driving knowledge.

Required Paperwork

Before you head to the Arkansas DMV Office, make sure you have all of the following required documents to get your learners license:

  • Proof of name and residence
  • Proof of School Enrollment
  • Proof of Grade Point Average of at least 2.0
  • Parent or Legal Guardian to the Testing Site

On the Road

Before applying for a provisional license, the driver must be at least 16 years old. The nighttime restriction for a provisional license holder is not being allowed to drive between the hours of 11 PM to 4 AM. The learner's license in Arkansas will expire on the licensee's 16th birthday. All persons aged 14-18 must be accompanied by an adult in the car for a minimum of 6 months before driving unrestricted.

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