Drivers in the United States take driver permit tests at their state Department of Motor Vehicles driver license center. Drivers typically obtain a learner's permit when initially learning to drive or when moving to a new state with an expired license from another state.
Drivers must provide proof of identify and residence when applying for a learner's permit. State DMV websites typically list the forms and fees required. Drivers are also commonly required to pass a knowledge and vision test to obtain a learner's permit. Drivers must commonly hold a learner's permit for at least six months before a regular driver's license can be obtained, but the length of time varies by state.