DMV Driver's Handbook

Get your driver’s license the first time.

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First-time drivers can learn the rules of the road, traffic laws, and safety information so they pass their state's driver license test the first time. Download a driver handbook today to start studying.

How to Get a Driver's License

A Graduated Driver License program, or GDL, that will give you time to learn how to drive in a controlled way. There are three stages to this program, from no license to full license.

You can begin the GDL program at 15 and 6 months. You’ll need to enroll in driver education and pass a written exam. Drive with your instruction permit for 6 months. Pass a road test for your probationary license, drive for another 9 months, and you will qualify for your unrestricted license.

The steps below have the details you’ll need to know to get your full, unrestricted WI driver’s license.

How to Get a Driver's License

A Graduated Driver License program, or GDL, that will give you time to learn how to drive in a controlled way. There are three stages to this program, from no license to full license.

You can begin the GDL program at 15 and 6 months. You’ll need to enroll in driver education and pass a written exam. Drive with your instruction permit for 6 months. Pass a road test for your probationary license, drive for another 9 months, and you will qualify for your unrestricted license.

The steps below have the details you’ll need to know to get your full, unrestricted WI driver’s license.