Arkansas Learner's Permit Checklist

Below we've outlined the process for getting a learner's permit in Arkansas. We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to helpful resources that will get you going in the right direction.


1: Download your form and checklist

2: Study the Arkansas Drivers Manual and download your practice test.

3: Via a local ODS office

 


 

Arkansas Learners Permit Types

There are three types of permits available in Arkansas:

  • Instruction Permit
  • Learner's License
  • Intermediate License

Individuals who desire a full Arkansas drivers license must go through the necessary steps of the Arkansas graduated driver license program. The age of the applicant will determine which type or learner's permit is appropriate for them.

Instruction Permit
The requirements for this type of Arkansas learner's permit are:

  • Drivers must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Drivers must have passed the knowledge part of the driver's test.
  • Drivers must have passed vision test.

This type of license allows the driver to operate a vehicle when accompanied by a licensed driver that is at least 21 years old. If the applicant is under the age of 18, the parents or legal guardians must sign a consent form and submit grade and attendance records. This driving permit is valid for six months and may be renewed for another six months as long as the driver has not committed any serious traffic violations or been at fault in an accident.

AR Driving Permit
The AR driving permit is available for drivers between the ages of 14 and 16. Requirements to obtain this permit are:

  • The driver must possess a valid instruction permit.
  • The driver must successfully complete all of the required tests: vision, skills, and knowledge.
  • The driver must not have been at fault in an accident or been convicted of any serious traffic violations for six months prior to the application.

An individual with an Arkansas learner's driving must always be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least twenty one years of age.

Intermediate License
The Intermediate license is another practice driving permit. This permit is for drivers between 16 and 18 years old. The requirements to obtain this practice drivers license are:

  • The driver must possess a valid instruction permit or must possess a learner's license.
  • The driver must not have been at fault in an accident or been convicted of any serious traffic violations for six months prior to the application.

When a driver is ready to apply for a Class D unrestricted Arkansas driver's license, they must have first possess a valid Arkansas learner's permit. No one will be allowed to possess a full driver's license without first holding a learner's permit. The graduated Arkansas practice drivers license program helps drivers of all ages receive the permits necessary to graduate to a full license.

Find out more about Arkansas Drivers Education here.

 

 


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