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Kansas DMV Handbooks

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Kansas Motorcycle Handbook

Kansas Motorcycle Handbook

Kansas DMV Frequently Asked Questions

Table of Contents

  • After You Have Passed The KS Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Applying For Your KS License
  • Preparing For Your KS Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Preparing For Your KS Knowledge Test
  • Renewing Your KS Driver's License
  • Taking Your KS Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your KS Knowledge Test
  • What If You're Moving To KS Or Just Visiting
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in KS?

New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident, insurance companies often charge more to cover them.

How much does KS car insurance cost?

The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors.

What documents do I need to apply for KS 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.

Do I need to get car insurance?

Yes. You must carry car insurance.

If I am under 18 will there be any limitations on my license?

Yes. If you are 15, a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older should accompany you whenever you are driving. If you are 16, you are allowed to drive alone between the hours of 5 AM and 9 PM. After those hours, a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older should accompany you. Additionally, you are allowed to have only one non-sibling passenger under 18 in the car while you are driving.

What happens after I pass my KS Driving Exam?

After you pass your KS Driving Exam, you will receive your KS Driver's License.

How To Get A Kansas Driver’s License

Driving may offer the privilege of freedom—but it comes at the price of responsibility.

In order to legally drive in Kansas, you must pass a number of tests that show the Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR) that you can handle a vehicle and follow the rules of the road.

Still, the process looks slightly different, depending on your age and the type of vehicle you want to drive.

Kansas Graduated Driver’s License (GLD) Program (Under Age 17)

The KS DOR has a system called the Graduated Driver’s License, which allocates certain driving privileges over a period of time.

If you’re under 17, you must use this system to earn your license.

Learner’s Permit (Age 14-16)

The first step toward getting a full driver’s license in Kansas is getting your learner’s permit. You can start this process once you turn 14 years old.

To get your Kansas learner’s permit, you’ll have to pass the state’s written driving exam. You can take the test either:

Regardless, after you pass the test, you’ll have to schedule an appointment with the KS Department of Revenue, and:

  • Bring proof of your:
    • Identity and date of birth.
    • Lawful status in the U.S.
    • Kansas address.
    • Social Security number.
  • Bring your certificate of completion, if applicable.
  • Pass a vision exam.
  • Pay the appropriate fee.
  • Have a parent or guardian sign a consent form on your behalf.
    • Not necessary if you’re 16 years old.

Once the tests are passed, the paperwork filed, and the fee paid, you’ll be issued your Kansas learner’s permit.

On this permit, you will ONLY be able to drive when accompanied by a fully-licensed adult who’s at least 21 years old and has at least 1 year of driving experience. This person must also sit in the front passenger seat.
 

You’ll need to hold your permit for at least 1 year before you can move on to the next step.

Restricted Driver’s License (Age 15)

If, after a year practicing on your permit, you’re 15 years old, you will be eligible for a restricted license.

To receive it, schedule an appointment with the DOR and bring:

  • Your valid learner’s permit.
  • Proof of your:
    • Identity and birthday.
    • Legal U.S. presence.
    • Kansas residency.
    • Social Security number.
  • A log certifying at least 25 hours of driving practice.
  • The appropriate fee.
  • A parent or guardian to sign paperwork on your behalf.

On this license, you will ONLY be able to drive:

  • To or from work, school, or church, in the most direct route possible.
  • Anywhere, if accompanied by a fully-licensed adult who’s at least 21 and has at least 1 year of driving experience.

You will also not be able to have additional passengers other than siblings.

You’ll have to practice on this permit until you turn 16 years old.
 

Less Restricted License (Age 16)

Once you turn 16, you’ll be eligible for your less restricted license. If you turned 16 while driving on your permit, you can skip the restricted license step and apply for a less restricted license right away.

To earn this credential, you’ll have to successfully pass the driving test.

Once again, schedule an appointment with the DOR and bring:

  • Your valid restricted license.
  • Proof of your:
    • Identity and birthday.
    • Legal U.S. presence.
    • Kansas residency.
    • Social Security number.
  • A log certifying either:
    • An additional 25 hours of driving practice, if you earned your restricted license at 15.
    • 50 hours of driving practice, if you went straight from a permit to your less restricted license.
  • The appropriate fee.

You’ll also have to show up with a fully-licensed adult who’s at least 21 years old and has at least 1 year of driving experience. Plus, the vehicle you test in must have current and valid:

  • Insurance.
  • Registration.
  • Kansas license plates.

After passing the test, paying the fee, and signing the paperwork, you’ll be issued your less restricted license.

As the name suggests, though, there are still a few restrictions, including:

  • No driving between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., unless with a fully-licensed adult.
  • No more than 1 non-sibling passenger who’s under 18 years old.

You’ll have to hold this license for 6 months, or until you turn 17—whichever comes first.

Full Driver’s License (Age 17+)

You’ll be able to upgrade to your full license once you:

  • Have held your less restricted license for 6 months.
    OR
  • Turn 17.

To take the final step, schedule an appointment with the DOR and bring:

The state will then issue your license. Congratulations!

Driver’s License (Age 17+)

If you’re applying for a first-time driver’s license in Kansas and you’re 17 or older, the process is a bit more streamlined.

Written Exam

To start, you’ll have to take the written knowledge exam. Visit your closest participating DOR office and bring:

You’ll also need to successfully pass:

  • A vision test.
  • The written knowledge exam.

After passing the exam and paying the fee, you’ll be issued your permit. During this time, you’ll be restricted to driving with a fully-licensed passenger who’s at least 21 years old and has held their full license for at least 1 year.

Road Skills Exam

To earn your full license, you’ll have to take the road skills exam. When you feel ready, schedule an appointment with the BMV and bring:

Note that you’ll have to show up to this appointment accompanied by a fully-licensed passenger who’s at least 21 years old.

The vehicle you test in will also need current and valid:

  • Liability insurance.
  • Registration.
  • License plates.

After successfully passing the test and paying the fee, you’ll be issued your full driver’s license. Congratulations!

Transferring an Out-of-State License

Welcome to Kansas!

If you’re new to the state, you’ll have to transfer your out-of-state license within 90 days of relocating.

To do so, visit your closest participating Department of Revenue office and bring:

  • Your current, valid license.
  • Proof of your:
    • Identity.
    • Lawful status in the U.S.
    • Kansas address.
    • Social Security number.
  • The appropriate fee.

At this appointment, you’ll also have to pass a vision screening to complete the transfer.

Once all of the above credentials have been met, you’ll be issued your new Kansas license!

Kansas DMV Motorcycle Permit & License Info

KS Motorcycle License

To legally drive a motorcycle in Kansas, you can either add an endorsement to your existing license (as an adult) or get a stand-alone motorcycle license (as a minor).

To begin the application process, you must be at least 14 years old.

KS Motorcycle Permit

The first step toward earning your motorcycle license or endorsement is getting your permit.

Schedule an appointment with the KS DOR and:

  • Bring proof of your:
    • Identity and date of birth.
    • Social Security number.
    • Kansas residence.
    • Social Security number.
  • Pass the:
    • Written exam.
    • Vision exam.
    • Written Class C license exam, if you don’t already have a driver’s license.
  • Pay the motorcycle permit fee.
  • Have a parent or guardian sign paperwork on your behalf, if you’re younger than 17.

Once the above requirements are met, you’ll be issued your permit, which will be valid for 1 year.

If you’re 16 or younger, you’ll have to practice on this permit for at least 1 year before moving on. Otherwise, you can take the road skills test whenever you feel ready.

Kansas Motorcycle License

To turn your motorcycle permit into an endorsement (or stand-alone license), you’ll need to pass the on-road skills exam.

Schedule another appointment with the DOR and bring:

After passing the test, paying the fee and filing the paperwork, if you’re 17 or older, you’ll then be issued your motorcycle license—congratulations!

Less Restricted Motorcycle License (Age 15-16)

If you’re 16 or younger when passing your road test, you’ll be issued something called a less restricted motorcycle license. You’ll need to hold this credential for at least 6 months—or until you turn 17, whichever happens first—before you can upgrade to a full motorcycle endorsement.

Restrictions on this license include:

  • No driving between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Driving to school, work, or church only.

In order to earn your full motorcycle endorsement, you’ll also need to log at least 50 hours of practice—including at least 10 hours at night—while observed by a fully-licensed motorcycle rider who’s at least 21 years old.

Once the above requirements are met, return to the DOR with:

The state will then issue your license. Congratulations!

 

Kansas CDL Requirements

Kansas Commercial Driver’s License

A commercial driver’s license (CDL) will allow you to drive much larger vehicles than the average car. Before you can start the process, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Already have a valid Kansas license.
  • Pass a federally-approved medical exam.
  • Order your driving history from the DOR.

Once the above is complete, you can begin the CDL process.

Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP)

The first step toward getting your commercial driver’s license is getting your commercial learner’s permit (CLP). This involves passing your written knowledge exam.

To take it, schedule an appointment with a participating DOR office. Contact information can be found in the Kansas CDL manual.

At this appointment, make sure to bring:

  • Your medical exam certification.
  • Your current, valid KS driver’s license.
  • Proof of your:
    • Identity.
    • Legal presence in the United States.
    • Kansas address.
  • The written test & CLP fees.

After the paperwork is filed, the fee paid and the test passed, you’ll be issued your CLP. You must hold this credential for at least 14 days before you can take the road test.

While practicing on your permit, you are also required to drive with a CDL-holder who’s at least 21 years old.

Your CLP is valid for 90 days, but you may be able to renew it if you’re not ready to take the skills test in that time.

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

To turn your CLP into a CDL, you’ll have to pass the driving skills exam.

Schedule another appointment with the DOR and bring:

You must arrive to this appointment with a CDL-holding passenger who’s at least 21 years old. The vehicle you test in must also have current and valid:

  • Insurance.
  • Registration.
  • License plates.

After passing the test and paying the fee, you’ll be issued your CDL. Congratulations!