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How To: Getting Your Driver's License in Louisiana

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Sifting through info on how to obtain your license can be confusing at times. We broke everything you need to know down, in the most simple way possible, so you can get what you need easily and effectively. Take a look at the articles below for step by step processes, drivers manual links, 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 Louisiana

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

Louisiana DMV Practice Permit Tests

DMV.com offers Louisiana specific DMV practice permit tests that help you prepare for your permit exam. We provide questions just like the la DMV and a number of practice test options.

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

Residents must obtain a Louisiana drivers license to operate vehicles on state roads. To get a DMV drivers license, first-time motorists must meet the requirements established by the LA Office of Motor Vehicles, which include completing a drivers education course and passing the vision, written and road skills tests. New drivers license applicants must also be able to furnish documents that prove their identity, legal presence in the United States and Louisiana residency.

Driver's Education in Louisiana

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

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

New drivers license applicants who are younger than 18 years of age must gradually acquire their driving privileges by fulfilling the requirements of the Louisiana Graduated Licensing Program. Getting a learners permit is the first step of the program. Residents who are at least 15 years of age and have completed drivers education and passed the written knowledge test are eligible for an initial Louisiana driving permit.

Beginner Drivers in Louisiana

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