• Level One Driver"s Permit


    Upon completing both portions (in-class and in-car) of the Driver Education Course, the following information must be presented to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to obtain a Level One Driver"s Permit.   In order to obtain a Level One Driver"s Permit, students must:  

    • pass a DMV written test

    • pass a DMV traffic signs test

    • pass a DMV vision test

    • pay a $15.00 fee  

    • Documentation Requirements are as follows:

      • Certified or Original Birth Certificate or Passport  

      • Driver education certificate (received from Driver Education Course instructor)  

      • Academic certificate (  stating that the student is passing at least five of six courses in a regular school schedule or three of four courses in a block schedule and is currently enrolled in school. NOTE: The certificate is only good for thirty days, and then it has to be renewed, so do not get this until you have completed the Driver"s Education Course.   Neither the lead driver education teacher nor his instructors issue this. Please check with the Guidance Department  for this certificate.)

      • Original Social Security card (may not be laminated!)  

    Level One Learner"s Permit Restrictions:

    • For at least 12 months, the Level One driver must be supervised by parent, guardian or other approved licensed driver who has been licensed at least five years.

    • Supervising Driver -- A supervising driver shall be a parent, grandparent, or guardian of the permit holder or license holder or a responsible adult approved by the parent or guardian. A supervising driver shall be a licensed driver who has been licensed to drive for at least five years.

    • All people in vehicle driven by Level One driver must wear a seat belt, and only the supervisor can ride in the front seat.

    • For the first six months, a Level One driver may only drive from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. with his or her supervisor.

    • For the second six months, a Level One driver may drive at any time with his or her supervisor.

    • The use of a mobile/cell telephone is prohibited. This includes the use of any features related to a mobile/cell telephone, such as a camera, electronic mail, music, games, or the Internet. This applies only when the vehicle is in motion while driving on a street, highway, or public vehicular area.

    NOTE: Before graduating to Level Two, you must keep Level One for at least 12 months and have no convictions of motor vehicle moving violations or seat belt/mobile telephone infraction in the preceding 6 months.

Last Modified on April 21, 2010