Types of Driver's Licenses and Permits
A learner’s permit allows you to operate a motor vehicle when a licensed driver at least 21 years of age is seated in the front passenger seat.
The driver with you must hold a valid driver’s license, be alert and able to assist you while you are driving. The licensed driver with you may be age 18, 19, or 20 if he or she is your legal guardian, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, step brother or stepsister.
If you are age 19 or older, you must hold a learner’s permit for 60 days, or present a driver’s education certificate of completion to apply for a driver’s license.
For more information about obtaining a learner’s permit, refer to the Parents in the Driver’s Seat (DMV 16) publication available at www.dmvNOW.com and DMV customer service centers.