Local Departments of Motor Vehicles administer tests for driver's licenses. The process of obtaining a driver's license varies depending on the state and age. The test generally has two parts: the written test and the road test.
Applicants for a driver's license must fill out an application with details such as address, organ donation preferences and physical attributes, as well as pay any applicable fees. Each state requires proof of identity, though the accepted documents vary by location. To take the road test, an applicant typically needs to bring the vehicle she intends to drive, proof of registration and insurance, and a learner's permit, existing driver's license or other authorization.