Hawaii Learners Permit

Hawaii Learner's permit

Learn how to get your Hawaii Learner's permit


The first thing you will need to do if you want to drive in Hawaii, is to apply for your Hawaii learner's permit. If you don't currently have a valid license, and you wish to drive the Hawaii learner's permit will be the first document you can get.

If you are over 18 years old, you don't have to take the instructional graduated portion. All you have to do is make a driving appointment, and request to take a written test a few days before.

The application process for obtaining your Hawaii Learner's permit is as followed:

  • 15 and a 1/2 is the minimum age you can be.
  • Provide acceptable identification.
  • Pass a vision test.
  • Pass a "Rules of the Road" test.(You will have to get 80% or higher to pass).
  • Pass a road signs test.

If you are younger than 18 years old, you must have your Hawaii learner's permit for at least 180 days before you are allowed to take the road test.

If you are applying for your Hawaii learner's permit for the first time, you must provide your local DMV office with two types of identification. One must prove your legal name and age, and the other must show that you have a social security number.

Acceptable Evidence of Name and Date of Birth

  • Hawaii state ID card
  • United States passport
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Military ID card
  • Alien registration card
  • United States immigration or naturalization papers
  • Out-of-state driver's license with photo (even if expired)

Acceptable Evidence of Social Security Number (SSN)

  • Social Security card (the real thing, not a copy)
  • Driver's license with your SSN posted on it
  • Military ID card or DD-214
  • Medical ID card
  • W-2 tax form

Hawaii Learner's Permit Fees:

  • Fees vary with each county but are generally around $10.

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