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How To: Getting Your Driver's License in Indiana

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  • Pass your driver’s license test on your first try
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Sifting through information on how to obtain your license can be complicated at times. We broke everything you need to know down, in the most simple way possible, so you can get what you need quickly and efficiently. Take a look at the articles below for step by step processes, links to the driving manual, driving schools, practice tests, and more. If you want to get your motorcycling or boater license we have info for you too!

List of Driving Schools in Indiana

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

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

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

Indiana residents must obtain a drivers license to gain full driving privileges in the state. Indiana state drivers licenses are issued by the IN Bureau of Motor Vehicles and grant drivers permission to operate a motor vehicle on public roads. A DMV drivers license can also be used to show proof of identity, as it is accepted as an identification document by government authorities. Before applying for drivers license privileges in IN, driving applicants must first pass a drivers ed course and meet other requirements set by the Indiana BMV.

Driver's Education in Indiana

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

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

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

Getting drivers licenses in Indiana requires all IN residents who intend to operate a motor vehicle to pass a series of exams and provide proof of identity and residency. A new drivers license is issued to drivers that satisfy each of the requirements set by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Drivers who have never had a license to drive in Indiana before need to complete a drivers license application.

NOTE: Driving applicants that take one of our DMV practice tests are 5x more likely to pass the BMV written exam.

Beginner Drivers in Indiana

A guide for beginner drivers looking to get their IN drivers license and start driving. DMV exam information, licensing levels and more