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How To: Getting Your Driver's License in Arkansas

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Sifting through information on how to get your license can be confusing from time to time. We broke everything you need to know down, in the most simple way possible, so you can get what you need easily and effectively. See the articles below for guided processes, drivers handbook links, drivers ed programs, practice tests, and more. If you want to get your motorcycle or boating license we have info for you too!

List of Driving Schools in Arkansas

This page provides a list of on-site driving schools available in Arkansas as well as information about available online driving school alternatives.

Arkansas DMV Practice Permit Tests offers Arkansas specific DMV practice permit tests that help you prepare for your permit exam. We provide questions just like the ar DMV and a number of practice test options.

How to Apply for a New Driver's License in Arkansas

Arkansas first-time drivers require a new driving license to operate a motor vehicle. Drivers new to Arkansas have 30 days to transfer their out-of-state credentials from the time they establish residency. New drivers license applicants must be 14 years of age or older and provide the required identification documents, including proof of school attendance. Qualified applicants must also pass a drivers exam to obtain credentials from the Arkansas DFA.

Driver's Education in Arkansas

Article discussing drivers ed in AR. When driver education courses are mandatory, benefits and costs, who offers classes, etc.

New drivers in Arkansas are not required to complete a State-approved driver’s education program in order to obtain an Arkansas driver’s license. However, a lot of applicants choose to complete a driver’s education course as part of their actual driver's license application.


Driver Education is not mandatory in Arkansas.

Applying for an Arkansas New Driver’s License – Under 18

Arkansas new drivers license applicants younger than 18 years of age must fulfill requirements set by the Graduated Driver License program. A resident may apply for an instruction drivers permit at 14 years of age to practice operating a car while accompanied by a licensed adult. AR driving permit and driving license applicants younger than 18 years of age must get permission from their parents. They must also provide documents that prove that they attend school and that their grade point average meets the minimum requirement.

Beginner Drivers in Arkansas

A resource for new drivers looking to obtain their AR drivers license and begin driving. DMV test information, licensing levels and more