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How To: Getting Your Driver's License in Hawaii

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It can be confusing at first, and receiving your driver's is complicated, so take a look at the articles below for some guidance. We cover driving schools, the different tests, requirements of getting your license, mandatory fees, steps, and documents, and everything else you need to know in obtaining your license. Also, check out our commercial, boaters, and motorcycle license resources.

List of Driving Schools in Hawaii

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

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

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

Hawaii residents can apply for drivers licenses to operate vehicles throughout the state. New drivers licenses can be acquired at any driver license service center in the state of Hawaii. Residents qualify for driving licenses at 15-and-a-half years of age. However, applicants must pass the written, vision and road skills tests in order to obtain a license to drive in Hawaii.

Applying for a Hawaii New Driver’s License – Under 18

Hawaii new drivers license applicants must first obtain an instruction permit for driving, regardless of age. First-time drivers younger than 18 years of age must, however, follow a set of guidelines set by the Graduated Driver Licensing program in order to obtain their learners permit, and eventually their Class 3 drivers license. Getting a driving permit also requires applicants to pass the vision screening, a written exam and a road test.

Beginner Drivers in Hawaii

A guide for new drivers looking to obtain their HI drivers license and begin driving. DMV exam info, licensing levels and more

Gaining an understanding of traffic rules and safety standards is a step every driver must take. The point of getting a [[/hi/hawaii/drivers-license | driver’s license]] is to prove you have gained this understanding. The following info will outline this process.


The initial thing that beginner drivers have to do is obtain a [[/hi/hawaii/learners-permits-for-beginner-drivers|learner’s permit]].

Driver's Education in Hawaii

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

Most new drivers in Hawaii are required to successfully complete a State-approved driver’s education program in order to obtain a Hawaii driver’s license. In fact, for many applicants, the driver’s education certificate of completion is part of the actual driver's license application.