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Summer sees a surge in instruction permit test applicants

Summer sees a surge in instruction permit test applicants

June 21, 2021

PHOENIX – Across Arizona, schools have released students for the summer. But some teens have a test in their future, one they might even be looking forward to: the written driver Instruction Permit test.

Typically, June and July are two of the busier months for permit tests for the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division. ADOT’s official website – azdot.gov – is a one-stop shop for test-takers, offering all the study material a test-taker will need, including the Arizona Driver License Manual and practice tests.

Remember, when going online to search for information about an Arizona instruction permit, go to the source -- ADOT MVD -- and ignore shady websites that don’t have a user’s best interest in mind.

A person must be at least 15 years and 6 months old to apply for an Instruction Permit and first-time drivers younger than 18 years old have a few options for taking the written test. Most applicants choose to take the test online via Permit Test @ Home at AZMVDNow.gov. Some take the test at an MVD office -- applicants can schedule their in-person test appointment time and date online -- and participating Arizona Professional Driving School trainers can also administer the written test.

The written tests used for all options are identical.