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Obtain a Provisional Driver License
Drivers who are under the age of 21 are required to first obtain a provisional driver license as part of the GRAD program. You must already have a learner permit and you can obtain a provisional driver license once you take and pass the skills road test. You may not obtain a DC provisional driver license while maintaining a valid provisional license from another jurisdiction. A provisional driver license is valid for up to six months for US citizens and may vary for non-US citizens (according to the US immigration expiration date).
- You must have valid learner permit held for at least 6 months with no pointable violations.
- You must provide a signed 40 hours Certification of Eligibility for Provisional License form [PDF] certifying that you have at least 40 hours of driving experience accompanied by a licensed driver(s) who is 21 years or older and who has a valid full driver license. A photocopy of the supervising driver(s) license must be submitted.
- You must pass the road skills test
- You must be clear of all outstanding debts to the District of Columbia
- Surrender your learner permit
To obtain a provisional driver license, you may visit any service location except the Adjudication Services and Inspection Station.
- Complete the Certification of Eligibility for Provisional License form [PDF]
- Schedule your road skills test
- Bring form and your learner permit
- Take and pass the road skills test
- Pay the appropriate fees
- Obtain your provisional driver license
The Document Verification Guide will assist you with determining which documents you will need to collect and bring to DC DMV. Click here to begin.