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What do I need before I can get my permit?

Before applying for a learner’s permit, you should study the North Carolina Driver’s Handbook, which covers the following topics:

• Chapter One—Your License
• Chapter Two—Alcohol and the Law
• Chapter Three—Your Driving Privilege
• Chapter Four—Your Driving
• Chapter Five—Signals, Signs and Pavement Markings
• Chapter Six—Sharing the Road
• Chapter Seven—How DMV Serves You

The driver’s handbook is available on the North Carolina Department of Transportation DMV website or at any local DMV office.