There are three phases to getting your drivers license in Kentucky, depending on your age. The first step is the learners permit. You may begin the process at age 16 by taking the written knowledge test and the vision test.
- Online driving manuals are available on the Kentucky State Police website. You’ll study this information to prepare for your test.
- You must provide proof of identification: Social Security card, certified birth certificate, or an acceptable proof of residence.
- If you are under 18 years old, you also must provide a compliance verification form issued by your school.
Once you pass your permit test, you will be issued a permit. If you are under 21 years old, you must keep the permit for 180 days. If you are 21 and older, you only need to keep it for 30 days. During this period, you’ll be getting behind-the-wheel experience and taking the Kentucky Graduated License course.