- For Arkansas Students Only
- Complete On Any Device
- Automatically Tracked Progress on all Devices
- Free Online Practice Permit Tests
New to Arkansas?
Unfortunately, if you're new to Arkansas and you have a learner's permit from your previous state, your out-of-state learner's permit will not transfer. In order to get your Arkansas learner's permit, you'll need to complete the steps below.
Apply for an Arkansas Learner's Permit
All new drivers in Arkansas, regardless of age, must acquire a learner's permit prior to getting their first driver's license in the state. The only exceptions are drivers who have a valid license (not permit!) from another state that you can transfer into Arkansas.
To get your driver's permit in the state of Arkansas, you must be at least 14 years old. Testing is administered by the Arkansas State Police (ASP); you will need to visit an ASP testing site and provide the required documents mentioned below.
Taking the Arkansas Permit Test
Arkansas Learner's Permit Driving Restrictions
With your learner's permit in hand, you can now drive, but there are a few restrictions:
Behind-the-Wheel Driving Requirements
Currently Arkansas does not have any behind-the-wheel supervised driving requirements. Most states require between 30 and 40 hours, with at least 10 hours at night. Though not currently required, it's highly recommended that you complete these hours either with your supervising driver or with at a commercial driving school.
Your Next Step: Getting Your License
Your next step in the Arkansas GDL process is to get either your provisional or full driver's license. But first, you must hold your Arkansas learner's permit for a minimum of 6 months without any traffic violations or accidents before you're eligible to apply.