Permit Course

Below we explain the process of receiving the learners permit. The Online Permit Course is used as an extra preparation tool to help pass the exam.


Obtaining a Learner’s Permit

The CT DMV online manual provides information needed to drive a passenger vehicle. A non-commercial driver’s license is known and designated as Class D. Unless restrictions appear on the license, a Class D license may be used to operate any motor vehicle except a commercial motor vehicle.

For a list of required documents to apply for a learner’s permit and to make your knowledge test appointment online, please visit ct.gov/dmv.

To obtain a learner’s permit:

• You must be at least 16 years of age.
• You must pass both a vision and a 25-question knowledge test.

NOTE: The permit will be valid until you obtain a driver’s license or 2 years from the date it is issued (whichever comes first).Preparing for your Driver’s Test

SCHEDULE YOUR LEARNER’S PERMIT KNOWLEDGE TEST AND MAKE PAYMENT ONLINE – VISIT CT.GOV/DMV FOR DETAILS


The Knowledge Test

The knowledge test consists of 25 questions and you need 20 correct answers to pass. You must pass a knowledge test before you receive your learner’s permit. The test is based on the information contained in this manual. Sample tests are available on the DMV mobile app. For more information, visit ct.gov/dmv.