Connecticut Driver's License: When You Can Apply
|Age||Type of License||Prerequisites|
|16 (First Timers)||Learner's Permit||Pass a Knowledge Test and a Vision Test.|
|16+ (Learner's Permit Holders)||Intermediate License||Complete Driver Training (commercial school, secondary school, or homeschool), including 40 hours of driving practice. Hold your Learner's Permit for 120 days if you are having commercial school or secondary school training or 180 days if you are having home training. Also pass a Road Test.|
|18+ (Learner's Permit Holders)||Adult License||You have held your Learner's Permit for 90 days. Complete a Safe Driving Practices course. Also pass a Road Test.|
|18+ (Intermediate License Holders)||Adult License||None.|
Note 1: To apply for any type of learner's permit or license, you must first obtain consent from your parents or guardians if you are under 18 years of age.
Note 2: If more than one line of this table applies to you, you can choose either option unless otherwise specified.
Connecticut Driver's License & Permit FAQ
How Can I Apply for my CT Driver's License? Frequently Asked Questions
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At what age may I apply for a Connecticut license?You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a license in Connecticut.
What documents do I need when applying for my learner’s permit in Connecticut?You will need:
- The Learner's Permit Application.
- Parental Consent Form (if under 18)
- 2 Proofs of Residency
- 2 Proofs of ID
- Proof of Social Security Number
Where is the nearest place to apply for a driver's license in Connecticut?
How do I contact a Connecticut DMV office?Here’s a list of Connecticut DMV offices.
Who should bring me for my permit test in Connecticut?Your parent or legal guardian should bring you. If they can’t, bring a completed Certificate of Parental Consent.
Will I have to take a physical in order to get a Connecticut permit?No physical is required in order to get a permit.
Will I need a vision test when I go for my Connecticut driver's license?Yes, you are required to pass a vision test. You must score 20/40 in each eye with or without glasses.
Where do I get my Connecticut driver’s license photo taken?Your picture will be taken at the DMV office.
What happens after I apply for my Connecticut license?Adults over 18 must hold their learner’s permit for at least 90 days. They must also complete an 8-hour Safe Driving Practices Course through a commercial or secondary driving school.
Teens under 18 should get 30 hours of classroom training with either a commercial driving school or a secondary driver’s education course and hold their learner’s permit for at least 120 days. There’s also the option of home training which includes 22 hours of classroom type training and an 8-hour Safe Driving Practices Course where you must hold your permit for 180 days. Teens must also get an additional 40 hours of behind-the-wheel training.
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