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Do you feel there might be a Grand Canyon between you and getting a motor vehicle license in Arizona? Learn how to travel the saguaros in safety with our guides and MVD practice tests designed to get you ready for the licensing exams for cars, motorcycles, and commercial driving. For your permit or license to drive a car, you need to get 80% right to pass (that’s 24 out of the 30 questions). If you don’t pass, you will have to wait a humiliating length of time before retaking, so study up here. There’s even a marathon test with questions that are very similar (if not identical) to the test you’ll be taking.

Driving from Joshua Tree to Saguaro and back again is a typical day for a commercial vehicle driver in Arizona. So don't let the CDL exam throw you for a loop and into a deep canyon. Take a look at all the resources we have available, including information on fees and what you'll need at the office. The license itself is pretty inexpensive at only $25, and the testing is also a low cost at only $12.50 – $25 depending on the class of vehicle. With cheat sheets and practice tests, we've got you covered for any endorsement including passenger and school busses, doubles/triples, tank vehicles, hazardous materials, or air brake restriction removal skills. And did you know you need to been cleared by a medical examiner before receiving your CDL license? Learn everything there is to know with us.

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Arizona Driver's License: When You Can Apply

AgeType of LicensePrerequisites
15 ½ (First Timers)Instruction PermitPass a Written Knowledge Test and a Vision Test.
16+ (Instruction Permit Holders)Graduated LicenseMust have held Instruction Permit for 6 months. Complete a driver education program or practice driving for 30 hours (10 hours at night). Pass a Road Test.
18+ (First Timers)Full (Adult) LicensePass a Written Knowledge Test, a Vision Test, and a Road Test.
18+ (Instruction Permit Holders)Full (Adult) LicensePass a Vision Test and a Road Test.
18+ (Graduated License Holders)Full (Adult) LicenseNone.

Note 1: To apply for any type of instruction permit or license, you must first obtain consent from your parents or guardians if you are under 18 years of age.

Note 2: If more than one line of this table applies to you, you can choose either option unless otherwise specified.

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Arizona Driver's License & Permit FAQ

How Can I Apply for my AZ Driver's License? Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What age must I be before I can apply for my Arizona license?

    You have to be at least 15 ½ in order to begin the first step in applying for your Arizona driver’s license.
  • Do I need documents when I go to apply for my Arizona license?

    Yes. You will need identification documents to begin the licensing process in Arizona. Arizona allows its residents to begin their application process online. Once they come to the MVD office to complete the application, they should make certain they have:
    • Two forms of Identification: One of them must have a clear photo of you
    • If you have no photo ID, then present 3 forms of identification
    • Your parent or legal guardian’s picture ID can count as 1 form of ID.
    • Other forms of identification include: Birth certificate and U.S. Passport. Other acceptable forms of identification can be found here.
    • Signed Application (Must contain parent’s signature if between 15 ½ and 18 yrs. old).
    • Social Security Number
  • How can I qualify for my permit in Arizona?

    Qualifying for a permit in Arizona is as simple as…..
    • Being at least 15 ½ years old
    • Providing Identification documents
    • Having a signed application by parents (if under 18)
    • Passing the vision test
    • Passing the written test
  • Where should I go when I’m ready to apply for my license in Arizona?

    Driver’s licenses are issued at local Arizona MVD offices.
  • How do I contact an Arizona MVD office?

    Contacting an Arizona office is simple.
    Phoenix office: 602-255-0072
    Tucson office: 520-629-9808
    All other Arizona offices: 800-251-5866
    You can also find a local field office near you at
  • Who should bring me for my Arizona permit test?

    If you are under 18, it’s best that your parent or legal guardian bring you. They will have to sign your application in front of an MVD official. If they are unable to bring you, your application must be signed in front of a notary public.
  • Why do I need a physical in order to get a license in Arizona?

    You don’t. Arizona doesn’t require a physical before obtaining a license.
  • Do I need an eye exam before obtaining a license in Arizona?

    Yes, this is a must. You will get a vision exam when you go to apply for your driver’s license. It’s free.
  • Where should I go for my driver’s license photo in Arizona?

    Your driver’s license photo will be taken at the Arizona MVD office the day you go in for your exam.
  • How do I apply for my Arizona driver’s license?

    Applying for an Arizona driver’s license is easy.
    Here are the 5 steps to applying for your driver’s license.
    • First, be at least 15 ½ years old.
    • Second, read the driver’s manual and take practice tests in order to prepare for your permit test
    • Third, gather the required identification documents
    • Fourth, go to the MVD office to take your vision exam and written exam.
    • Fifth, have your picture taken and receive your learner’s permit.
  • What do I do next after I apply for my Arizona driver’s license?

    After you pass your written exam, you will be given your learner’s permit. You are required to wait at least 6 months before moving forward with getting your license. During this period, you must practice driving with a licensed driver at least 21 years old. You need at least 30 hours (10 of which must be at night) of behind the wheel training. You may also get training from a certified driving instructor from an MVD-approved professional driving school.
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Here's What Learners from Arizona Are Saying:

"The written test for me was really easy, basic questions all found in these practice tests like speed limit in school zone, residential what to do if you are in an intersection and can't see oncoming vehicles etc. I studied at least 2 weeks and passed on first try!"

Jackie I., Phoenix, AZ

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