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What are the requirements to apply for my driving permit?

The State of Arkansas has a graduated license program and the first step a beginner driver must take is to obtain an instruction permit. The eligibility requirements are outlined below:

• You must be at least 14 years old.
• You have never been licensed to operate a motor vehicle.
• You are a new Arkansas resident who has been a licensed driver in another state and your driver’s license has been expired for a period of six months or more.

Applicants who are under 18 must obtain the consent of his or her parents or legal guardian. Arkansas instruction permits are valid for a period of six months and they can be renewed for an additional six months if you meet the following criteria:

• You have not been convicted of a serious traffic violation within the preceding six-month period.
• You have not been involved in a motor vehicle accident that was your fault.