Learner's permit in Tennessee
How to get your learner's permit in Tennessee
The first step a new driver will usually take is by getting a learner's permit. You can get this permit if you are at least 15.
You will have to have never been issued a license before, but if you have a license in a different state, and are a new resident of Tennessee the other driver's license must have been expired for longer than 6 months before obtaining a Tennessee learner's permit.
Steps you should take to get your learner's permit in Tennessee:
- Pick up a copy of the Tennessee driver's manual.
- Completely fill out your learner's permit application and head over to the local full-service Driver Services Center.
You must bring with you:
- Two forms of ID that will show your Tennessee residency.
- Your Social Security card.
- Proof of school attendance (form SF1010) if under 18 years of age.
- $10.50 if you are under 18 and $5.50 if over 18 years of age for the learner's permit fee.
Before obtaining a learner's permit in Tennessee you will have to pass a written exam and a eye screening exam. If you pass these tests, you will be issued a learner's permit, the learner's permit in Tennessee is valid for one year.
When you drive with a learner's permit you must be with a licensed driver age of 21 or older. This person must sit beside you. You are not permitted to drive between 10 pm and 6 am.
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