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How To: Getting Your Driver's License in Kentucky

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Wondering how to get your license? Take a look below, from new and commercial drivers to boaters and motorcyclists, find out how to receive your license. We cover the essential steps for getting your license, going over the the process, fees, and forms. Also see our driver education and driving school resources.

List of Driving Schools in Kentucky

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

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

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

New drivers licenses in Kentucky are available to residents who meet the set requirements including passing the vision, written and road exams. Applicants for a license to drive must also show they are qualified by providing documents that prove their identity, Social Security Number and KY residency.

Driver's Education in Kentucky

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

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

Kentucky drivers license applicants between 16 and 18 years of age are subject to the requirements of the Graduated Driver Licensing Program (GDL). Teen beginner drivers must complete the three-phase process to gradually obtain full driving license privileges. New drivers license requirements include passing the written and driving exams and submitting various documents.

Beginner Drivers in Kentucky

A resource for new drivers looking to get their KY drivers license and start driving. DMV exam info, licensing levels and more