The exact location where individuals take the learner's permit exam is dependent on the city and state that they live in. In the state of Alabama, for instance, the exam is given in local branches of the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
Before taking the exam, individuals must apply for the permit. The exact requirements for this also vary by city and state. In Alabama, an individual must provide a birth certificate, proof of a Social Security Number, proof of either school enrollment or graduation, and proof of enrollment in a driver's education course if the individual is 15. Additionally, an individual must pay for both the test fee and the licensing fee.