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Illinois Learners Permit

Illinois Learners Permit

Just like many other states around the country, Illinois employs a multi-step process for obtaining the Illinois Drivers License, the learners permit being just the first step. The Illinois learners permit is your first official permit to drive.

Minimum Permit Requirements

If you are planning on obtaining the Illinois learner’s permit, you will need to be at least 15 years of age. If you are under 18, you will also need to complete a state-approved drivers education class. The class is part of the Illinois graduated drivers license system and is a great way for you to prepare for both the written exam and your future on the road.

Learners Permit Test

Before you can be issued with the Illinois learner permit, you would need to take the written exam. The permit test is taken at your local Secretary of State office and it will assess your knowledge of driving rules, road signs and traffic regulations. You may wish to take some Illinois practice tests to see how well you are prepared before you go in for the real thing.

Other Ways to Prepare

Although taking a drivers education class is a great way to study for the learners permit exam, you do not have to limit yourself to that option. You can choose to go through the official Illinois drivers manual and take some practice tests to make sure that knowledge sinks in.

Once You Have The Permit

Congratulations, you have your Illinois learners permit now and you can get behind the wheel. Please remember that the permit is not a full license yet and it has its limitations. For example, you cannot drive unless being supervised by a licensed driver 21 years old or older.

If you are under 18 years of age, you have to complete a minimum of 50 hours of supervised driving with your parents. 10 of these hours must be completed at nighttime.

Once you have held your permit for a minimum period of 3 months, you maybe be eligible to apply for the official Illinois drivers license.