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How To: Getting Your Driver's License in Kansas

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Sifting through information on how to get your license can be complicated from time to time. We broke down everything you need to know, in the most simple way possible, so you can find 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 motorcycle or boater license we have info for you too!

List of Driving Schools in Kansas

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

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

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

To apply for drivers licenses in Kanas, residents must meet the minimum age qualifications and be able to pass the required written and road tests. New drivers license applicants younger than a certain age must fulfill the requirements of the Graduated Driver License program in order to gradually gain full driving privileges. Any person applying for a license to drive from the Kansas Department of Revenue must present the required documentation to prove their identity.

Driver's Education in Kansas

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

Most new drivers in Kansas are required to successfully complete a State-approved driver’s education program in order to obtain a Kansas 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 a Kansas New Driver’s License – Under 18

New drivers license applicants younger than 17 years of age must participate in the KS Graduated Driver License (GDL) program. Beginning at 14 years of age, applicants are eligible for an instruction permit. Learner drivers can apply for a restricted drivers license once they have fulfilled the requirements of the GDL program. Driving applicants younger than 16 years of age must get written permission from their parent or legal guardian to obtain a driving permit.

Beginner Drivers in Kansas

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