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When can I get my driver’s license?

If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can obtain an Illinois driver’s license if you meet the following requirements:

• Successfully complete a state-approved driver education course.
• Complete 50 hours of practice driving, including 10 hours at night.
• Pass the written knowledge test, the vision screening exam and the driving exam.
• Have your parent or legal guardian sign the Consent for Minor to Drive form of bring a signed affidavit.

You must drive with an instruction permit for a minimum of nine months before applying for an Illinois driver’s license.