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HOW TO GET YOUR TENNESSEE DRIVER’S LICENSE (AGES 15-17)
- Get your school principal or guidance counselor to sign your school attendance/progress form (SF-1010).
- Gather up your paperwork to bring to the Driver Services Center. You’ll need to bring the following: proof of school attendance, two forms of proof of Tennessee residency, proof of your identity and lawful presence in the U.S., Financial Responsibility/Teenage Affidavit, and your Social Security card. Find examples of acceptable documents here. Bring payment for the DMV fee, which is $10.50.
- Get your Learner Permit by passing a vision test and knowledge test at your local Driver Services Center.
- Carry your Learner Permit for at least 180 days while you rack up 50 behind-the-wheel practice hours with your parent or other licensed driver who is at least 21 years old. Make sure 10 of those hours are at night. Your driving supervisor will sign a form saying that you met the requirement.
- Schedule your road test ahead of time online or over the phone. You must be at least 16 years old. Gather all the documents you’ll need to bring: your permit, certification of behind-the-wheel practice (SF-1256), and payment for the fee.
- Pass the behind-the-wheel driving test to get your Intermediate Restricted License. If you keep it for at least a year without getting six driving points, causing a traffic collision, or having a second seat belt violation, you can get an Intermediate Unrestricted License.
- When you turn 18, you can trade in your Intermediate License for a regular Class D driver license.
HOW TO GET YOUR TENNESSEE DRIVER’S LICENSE (AGE 18 AND UP)
- Get your paperwork together. You’ll need to bring these things to the Driver Services Center: proof of your identity, Social Security card, proof of lawful presence in the U.S, and two forms of proof of Tennessee residency. Find examples of acceptable documents here.
- Visit your Driver Services Center to take the vision, knowledge, and driving skills tests. You’ll need to pass all three to get your driver license.
- Aced the tests? Enjoy your new freedom!