Getting an Arizona Drivers License
Once you’ve gotten your Arizona learners permit, you can begin the process of getting your Arizona drivers license. Arizona has what’s known as a Graduated Drivers License process. For teens, this means that if you’re at least 16, but less than 18, you can apply for the Arizona Graduated (Class G) license. When you turn 18, you’ll be bumped up to the full Class D license. The difference between the two? With your Class G license, you may not drive between midnight and 5:00 AM unless your parent or guardian is with you (and in the front passenger seat). You may also not drive with more than 1 passenger under the age of 18, unless they are your siblings and your parent or guardian is with you (and in the front passenger seat).
Arizona Drivers License Requirements
To be eligible to test for your Arizona drivers license, you first need to get some behind-the-wheel training. There’s two ways to do this. The first is to take a state-approved drivers ed course. Your high school may offer these, or you can choose a private driving school. If you choose the latter, check to make sure that it’s approved by the Arizona MVD. Approved Drivers Ed courses will offer 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training.
Your other option is have your parent or legal guardian provide you with driving instruction. Arizona requires those who opt for alternate instruction to log 30 hours of supervised behind-the-wheel training. 10 of these must be at night.
Arizona Drivers License Test
You’ll need to have your learners permit for a minimum of 6 months and complete the above training requirements before you can test for your Arizona drivers license. Once you’re ready, you can make an appointment at your local MVD office for your driving test. For your driving test, you’ll need to bring the following:
- Your valid learners permit.
- One of the following documents:
- Written certification from your parent/guardian proving that you completed 30 hours of supervised driving.
- Proof of completion from a state-approved drivers education course.
- Two documents proving your identity.
- The registration and proof of insurance for the vehicle you will be testing in.
- Payment for the $25 drivers license fee.