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Pennsylvania Licensing

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Learner’s Permit

  • Mandatory six (6) months skill building before road test.
  • Certification of 65 hours behind-the-wheel skill-building, including no less than ten (10) hours of nighttime driving and five (5) hours of bad weather driving.
  • Supervising adult must be: 21 or older; or a parent, guardian, person in loco parentis or spouse at least 18 years of age; and licensed with the same or higher class vehicle that appears on your Learner’s Permit.
  • Permit valid for one year.
  • Number of passengers must not exceed number of seat belts in vehicle.
  • Mandatory 90-day suspension for six-point or more accumulation, or a single high-speed conviction (26 m.p.h. or more over posted speed limit).

Junior License

  • 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. driving restriction.
  • Number of passengers must not exceed number of seat belts in vehicle.
  • You may not carry more than one (1) passenger under the age of 18 who is not an immediate family member unless your parent(s) or guardian(s) is in the vehicle with you. After the first six (6) months of driving with a junior license, this limit is increased to no more than three (3) passengers under the age of 18 who are not immediate family members unless your parent(s) or guardian(s) is in the vehicle with you. The increased limit does not apply to junior driver who has ever been involved in a crash in which they were partially or fully responsible, or who have been convicted of any driving violations.
  • Mandatory 90-day suspension for six-point or more accumulation, or a single high-speed conviction (26 m.p.h. or more over posted speed limit).

Regular License Before Age 18

Possible with:

  • Crash- and conviction-free record for 12 months.
  • Completion of an approved driver’s education course.
  • If you have a regular license and you are under age 18, the following restrictions still apply:
    • Number of passengers must not exceed number of seat belts in vehicle.
    • Mandatory 90-day suspension for six-point or more accumulation, or a single high-speed conviction (26 m.p.h. or more over posted speed limit).