Chapter 3, Section A:|
Issuing an Instructional Permit
Revised June 8, 2012
Any person 15 years of age or older may apply to the division for a permit. The applicant may receive a permit after meeting the requirements listed below under number 1. This permit shall entitle the applicant to drive a motor vehicle upon the public highways as described in number 2 below.
Effective Monday, April 9, 2012, all new and renewal instruction permits issued by the Motor Vehicle Division will be for a four-year period, except when a shorter period is required due to a medical report or because the applicant will turn 21 in less than four years.
Effective June 1, 2012, per PQU#137rev2, Driver Ed schools are no longer authorized to issue new or renewal blue instruction permits. A blue permit issued by a driver education school before June 1, 2012 is still valid until its expiration date six months after the permit was issued. And the blue instruction permit continues to be acceptable proof that the applicant has taken and passed the written test. Six-month instruction permit holders who wish to renew their permits, or need to replace a lost permit, must do so at a MVD (state, county-muni or PRA) field office.
When issuing a permit, select "Permit" from the
"Choose a License Type" drop-down menu on the Driver Details screen. Here
is a screen shot:
1. Requirements for Obtaining Instructional Permit
2. Prior to applying for a Provisional License, applicant must
Applicant must not drink and drive. Even a .02 percent concentration of alcohol in the blood (barely one drink) could result in a 6-month license revocation for drivers under age 21.