First time Driver Licenses

Instruction Permits:

Teenagers who are at least 15 years and six months old may be issued an instruction permit. The recipient must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years of age and who will occupy the seat beside the driver. These permits are valid for 12 months.

Note: Prospective drivers over the age of 18 are not required to apply for the instruction permit. Upon passing the written test, they are then eligible to skip ahead to the road test.

Instruction Permit Fees:

Instruction permit without the written test in office:             $35

  • Prospective Arizona drivers under the age of 18 who need to take the written driver test to get an instruction permit can now take that test online with appropriate supervision. Click here for more information.

Instruction permit with the written test in office:                   $55

Study for the permit test! The AZ driver manual can be found online here!

General Requirements:

  • The teen must be at least 15 years and 6 months old.

  • The teen must pass written and vision tests.

  • The teen must have a licensed driver who is at least 21 years of age seated in the front seat next to him or her at all times. 

Document Requirements:

  • Birth Certificate (original or certified copy), or valid US Passport

  • Social Security Card (or able to provide the SS#)

  • Proof of Residency (document from a business or a government agency containing the applicant’s name and current address)

  • Parent(s) of child under 18 will be required to sign the application

    • Only one Natural/Adoptive parent if both biological parents are currently married

    • Only one Natural/Adoptive parent with sole custody

    • Both Natural/Adoptive parents with joint custody

    • Full legal guardian (Proof Required)

take the road test!

First time drivers, 18 years and older, who have successfully passed the written test and underage drivers who have held their instruction permit for at least 6 months are eligible to take the road test! 

Quick Stop Government Services offers road tests at both our Sun City and Lake Havasu locations! The test consists of two segments: parallel parking and on-road driving. Click here for more information!

Passed the road and written tests?

Congratulations! If you are over 18 you are now eligible for a Class D driver license! Click here for more information about the Travel ID!

Under 18?

You are eligible for a Graduated (Class G) driver license!

Graduated driver licenses function much like a regular (Class D) driver license, with some additional restrictions.  Click here for more information from ADOT!