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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your Louisiana Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your LA Written Test
  • Taking Your LA Written Test
  • Preparing For Your LA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your LA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The LA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your LA Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To LA Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your Louisiana Driver's License
When am I eligible to apply for my LA license?
In LA, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 years old. If you are 17, you can skip obtaining a learner's permit.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my LA Learner's Permit?
When you apply for your learner's permit, you should bring your birth certificate, two forms of identification, your Social Security Number and a certificate for a Driver's Education course.
Where should I go to apply for my LA license?
You are able to apply at any local OMV office. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/omvfielddirections.nsf/$parish?openview
Can I contact a LA OMV office?
Absolutely. You can contact your local OMV office by calling this number 225-925-6146 or by visiting in person. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/omvfielddirections.nsf/$parish?openview
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my LA Written Test if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your LA Written Test.
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a LA Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your LA license.
Where do I take my LA Driver's License photo?
You must take your LA Driver's license photo at your local OMV office. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would wear normally. It's extremely important that your face is clearly shown and recognizable. Look straight at the camera and do not smile, as a resting face is easier to identify.
Preparing For Your LA Written Test
What should I use to study for my LA Written Test?
The best way to study for the LA Written Test is to read the entire Louisiana Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the LA Driver's Manual.
Do I have to enroll into a Driver's Ed. Class if I am under 18?
Yes. You will need to attend and complete a Driver's Education course that is approved by the state of Louisiana. If you are under 17, this course must last 38 hours. If you are an adult, you have the option of taking a 38-hour course or a six-hour pre-licensing course.
Where can I find a copy of the LA Driver's Manual?
You can find a copy of the LA Driver's Manual by visiting this website and downloading a PDF version: http://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/DPSForms.nsf/8bad5589175b8981862575f2004...
Are there any chapters of the LA Driver's Manual that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your LA Written Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Written Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, traffic signs, signaling devices and many more topics that are covered in the LA Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the LA Written Test to pass?
The LA Written Test consists of 40 questions. You will need to answer 32 of those 40 questions correctly in order to pass.
Where can I go to take my LA Written Test?
You will need to take your LA Written Test at a local OMV office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this http://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/omvfielddirections.nsf/$parish?openview
Is there anything I should do the night before my LA Written Test?
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website [link]. Get a good night's rest as well.
What should I do when I am ready to take my LA Written Test?
Once you have studied thoroughly for your LA Written Test, you should gather the necessary documents and visit your local OMV office to take your exam.
Taking Your LA Written Test
At what age am I eligible to take the LA Written Test?
In LA, the minimum age requirement is 15 years old.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my LA Written Test?
When you apply for your learner's permit, you should bring your birth certificate, two forms of identification, your Social Security Number and a certificate for a Driver's Education course.
How much does a LA Permit cost?
The LA Learner's Permit cost $24.50.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my LA Written Test?
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your LA Written Test.
What do I need to know to pass my LA Written Test?
To give yourself the best chance of passing your LA Written Test you should study all chapters and sections of the LA Driver's Manual. The exam will test your knowledge of speed limits, pavement markings, traffic signs, defensive driving, parking situations, intersections and many more basic rules of the road.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the LA Written Test to pass?
The LA Written Test consists of 40 questions. You will need to answer 32 of those 40 questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the LA Written Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your LA Driver's Manual or any other study materials while you take your LA Written Test.
Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my LA Written Test?
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an LA Driver's License.
What happens if I fail my LA Written Test?
There are a few reasons test takers fail their LA Written Test. A test taker who failed may not have studied thoroughly or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your LA Written Test, you will not receive your LA Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You are able to do so as early as the next business day, but do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire LA Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the LA Written Test you have the best chance of passing.
What happens after I pass my LA Written Test?
If you pass your LA Written Test, you will receive your LA Learner's Permit. You will need to maintain your Learner's Permit for 180 days before you can take the LA Driving Exam.
Preparing For Your LA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my LA Driving Exam?
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. By the time you schedule your LA Driving Exam, you should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, passing through intersections safely, changing lanes effectively, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, parking, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane and more. Remember during your exam, your primary responsibility is to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely and effectively.
Where can I practice driving for my LA Driving Exam?
Anywhere in Louisiana as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older, whenever you are behind the wheel. You should begin practicing in familiar areas then progress to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.
Where do I take my LA Driving Exam?
You can take the LA Driving Exam at a third party testing center or at your local OMV office. You can find a list of available OMV offices by visiting this website: http://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/omvfielddirections.nsf/$parish?openview
What should I expect on my LA Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. You should know how to park properly, make left and right turns easily and safely and yield the right-of-way appropriately. During your LA Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals mean.
Is there anything I should do the night before my LA Driving Exam?
The night before your LA Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. You should make sure you get a good night's rest.
Do I need to supply my own car for my LA Driving Exam?
If you are taking your LA Driving Exam at a OMV office, you will need to supply a vehicle for your LA Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured. Some third party testing centers may allow you to use their vehicles for a fee.
Taking Your LA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my LA Driving Exam?
If you are 18 years old or younger, you parent should accompany you to your LA Driving Exam.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my LA Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. You should know how to park properly, make left and right turns easily and safely and yield the right-of-way appropriately. During your LA Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals mean.
Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid making?
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?
If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.
Who is allowed to be in the car with me during my LA Driving Exam?
Only you and your examiner are allowed in the car during your LA Driving Exam. The only exception to this rule is if you need a foreign language interpreter.
What happens if I fail my LA Driving Exam?
If you fail the LA Driving Exam, you will not receive your LA Driver's License. Your examiner will instruct you when you are able to take the exam again. You should not rush retaking the LA Driving Exam after you have failed. You should pay attention to what your examiner indicates as your weaknesses, and you should work upon improving your weaknesses.
After You Have Passed The LA Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my LA Driving Exam?
After you pass your LA Driving Exam, you will receive your LA Driver's License.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry car insurance. The state of Louisiana requires that drivers carry liability insurance of $15,000 minimum and $30,000 per accident for bodily injury.
What documents do I need to apply for LA car insurance?
The documents that you will need vary depending on the insurance company to which you apply. Generally, insurance companies want you to submit proof of your identity, your driving record and information about the vehicle you would like to insure.
How much does LA car insurance cost?
The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors. Typically, LA residents pay $2, 700 annually.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in LA?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident, insurance companies often charge more to cover them.
Renewing Your LA Driver's License
How do I renew my LA Driver's license once it has expired?
You may renew your license online, by mail or in person at your local OMV office.
Do I have to complete another vision test before I can renew my LA Driver's License?
You will have to complete another vision test when you renew your LA License in person.
What If You're Moving To LA Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the LA road test when I move to LA from another state?
If your license is still valid, you do not have to take the LA Driving Exam. After you have moved to Louisiana, you should replace your out-of-state license with a LA Driver's License within 30 days. You will need to pass a vision test in order to get your LA Driver's License.
How long can I drive in LA with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a LA resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.Question Category