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student driver practicing with an instructorLearner’s permits allow Indiana residents to practice driving before obtaining a driver’s license.

You may obtain a learner's permit if you are at least 15 years old and enrolled in an approved behind-the-wheel training course. You must show proof by presenting a valid Certificate of Driver Education enrollment form from the behind-the-wheel training course provider. You must also present documents of identification, pass a vision screening, and pass a knowledge examination.

To obtain a learner's permit without enrolling in or completing a driver’s education course, you must be 16 years of age or older, present documents of identification (unless you already hold an identification card), pass a vision screening, and pass a knowledge examination.

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Requirements for Obtaining a Learner's Permit

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Renewing or Replacing a Learner's Permit

  • You may obtain a renewed learner’s permit after your current learner’s permit expires, or replace one that is lost or stolen, by visiting a BMV branch and presenting identification documents.
  • You may also replace your learner’s permit online if your name and address have remained the same since the last time you received your learner’s permit.
  • You will need to provide your name, date of birth, residential address, and Social Security number in order to replace your learner’s permit.
  • Applicants renewing their learner’s permit must retake the learner’s permit knowledge exam if it has been more than 180 days since your last knowledge examination.

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