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What are the requirements to apply for my driving permit?

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) has the following requirements for obtaining an Instruction Permit:

North Dakota School Learner’s Permit (LPE)
• You must be at least 14 years old.
• You must be able to pass a vision-screening test.
• You must have a parent or legal guardian sign the application if you are under 18.
• You must pay the permit fee of $15.

The LPE is only valid for three months, but may be renewed.

North Dakota School Permit (SCP)
• You must have held your LPE for at least two months with a clean driving record.
• You must be able to pass a written exam and road test administered by the driver’s education course instructor.
• You must complete 50 hours of supervised practice driving with 10 hours completed at night. Your parent or legal guardian must sign the certification form.
• You must complete a state-approved driver’s education course.
• You must pay the permit fee of $15.

North Dakota Learner’s Permit (LPD)
• You must be at least 15 years old.
• You can skip the written test if you already have an SCP.
• You must pay the permit fee of $15.

The LPD is valid for one year but may be renewed.

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