Maryland Learner's Permit

Once you have completed your Drivers Ed course you will be ready to apply for your Maryland learner’s permit. You must:

1: Download and study your practice test

2: Prove that you completed a Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course

3: Via a local MVA office


How to get a Maryland learner’s permit

Document List:
Depending upon your situation you may need various documents in order to obtain your MD driving permit.  Get your Drivers License Easy Guide for a complete checklist of everything you need for your Maryland learners permit.

MD driving permit - Common Documents:

  • Certified statement from a parent signed in front of an MVA representative
  • Life insurance card
  • Credit card statement
  • Telephone or utility bill
  • Birth certificate or certified copy
  • Social Security card
  • Valid U.S. passport or out-of-country passport
  • ID Card
  • Utility or telephone bill
  • Checking or savings account statement

Depending on your age, you will need certain documents for your Maryland learners permit

Under 16 (some of your requirements include):

  • Complete Learner's Permit School Attendance Certification form which must be given to the MVA in a  sealed un-opened envelope provided by the applicant's school or county
  • Tale a vision test
  • Parent or guardian must sign the application form

 If Over 18 - you may need one or more of the following:

  • Type I Learner's Permit - Persons who have never held a driver's license, regardless of age, are required to first obtain a Type I Learner's Permit.  This learner's permit is issued as part of the MVA's Rookie Driver program.
  • Have completed a Maryland MVA approved standardized driver education program consisting of at least 30 hours of classroom instruction and at least 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction training


  • Pay $50.00

For More information

Contact - Your local MVA at:  410-768-7000
TTY for the hearing impaired: 1-800-492-4575

Or download your Maryland Learners Permit Easy Guide and complete checklist.

Find out more about drivers education in Maryland here.


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