Graduated License (Class G)

If you are at least 16, but less than 18, years of age you will be issued a graduated driver license that is valid to operate any vehicle that does not require a motorcycle or commercial driver license.

See Graduated Driver License Requirements

Note: A parent or legal guardian will be required to assist a teen driver in applying for and earning a Graduated Driver License. An explanation of a parent's or legal guardian's roles and responsibilities can be found here.

An applicant holding an out-of-state driver license is exempt from the driver education / driving practice and instruction permit requirements. The applicant will be required to follow the restrictions stated above for the first six months that the original Class G license is held.

The holder of a graduated license is not required to obtain an operator license at age 18, but may choose to obtain one.

New: Wireless Communication Restrictions

Effective July 1, 2018

  • Instruction Permit holders may not use a wireless communication device for any reason except during an emergency in which stopping the vehicle is impossible or will create an additional emergency or safety hazard.
  • For the first six months, a person that holds a Class G license may not drive a motor vehicle using a wireless communication device for any reason except:
    • during an emergency in which stopping the vehicle is impossible or will create an additional emergency or safety hazard.
    • when using an audible turn-by-turn navigation system under specified conditions.