Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

How to Get a Nevada Driver's Permit

How to Get a Nevada Driver

In the state of Nevada, all new drivers under the age of 18 must begin driving with a learner’s permit, in order to practice safe driving before getting their full driver’s license. In order to receive the initial learner’s permit, you must follow certain steps. Here is a simple guide to getting a Nevada learner’s permit:

Learner’s permit

The Nevada learner’s permit program is one of the simplest in the country. Residents must be at least 15 years and six months old in order to apply, and must be currently attending or have graduated from high school. Drivers with a learner’s permit must be supervised at all times by a driver who is at least 21 years old, and who has held a license for at least one year.

Any driver with a learner’s permit must complete at least 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice under the supervision of the required type of driver, ten hours of which must be at night. They must also complete a driver’s education course, or complete an additional 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice if they live in an area that has no driver education courses available within a 30-mile radius. All completed practice hours must be certified by a parent or guardian’s signature on the Beginning Driver Experience Log. This learner’s permit must be held for at least six months before a 16-year-old driver may begin applying for the full Nevada driver’s license.

How to apply

The first step in applying for a Nevada driver’s permit is to pass the written driving skills test. In order to take this test, drivers must submit the following documents to the local DMV office:

  • A completed application that has been signed by a parent or guardian

  • Proof of identity and Social Security number, such as a birth certificate or W-2 form

  • Proof of attendance in a Nevada high school, or proof of graduation

Additionally, all drivers are required to pass a vision exam, and pay both a $23.25 licensing fee and a $26 exam fee.

Passing the written exam

The Nevada learner’s permit exam covers all state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and other driver’s safety information. There are 50 multiple-choice questions, and at least 80% must be correct to pass. The Nevada Driver Handbook which can be viewed and downloaded online, has all the information necessary to pass the exam. In order to get extra practice and build confidence before taking the exam, Nevada provides a sample practice test online, which includes all of the information that will be necessary to know in order to pass.

After a student driver has held the permit for at least six months, has turned 16, has a clean driving record for the previous six consecutive months, and has completed all the required behind-the-wheel training hours, they may apply for a full-fledged Nevada driver’s license. That license requires a driving test in addition to the written exam.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.


Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


More related articles

Veteran and Military Driver Laws and Benefits in Idaho
The state of Idaho offers a number of benefits and perks for those Americans who have either served in an Armed Forces branch in the...
P2159 OBD-II Trouble Code: Vehicle Speed Sensor B Range/Performance
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): P2159 P2159 code definition Vehicle Speed Sensor B Range/Performance Related Trouble Codes: P2158: Vehicle Speed Sensor B P2160: Vehicle Speed Sensor B Circuit Low P2161:...
P2422 OBD-II Trouble Code: Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP) Vent Valve Stuck Closed
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): P2422 P2422 code definition Evaporative Emissions Control System (EVAP) Vent Valve Stuck Closed Related Trouble Codes: P2441: EVAP Vent Valve Stuck Open EVAP trouble...

Related questions

Q: I need some answers in order to get my permit. please help

Hello. Let's get these questions answered for you. All vehicles should be serviced per the manufacturers maintenance schedule. The owners manual contains this schedule that is set up to best maintain the service of any vehicle. There is no...