Permits

Class E Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP)

All applicants must apply to the Office of Motor Vehicles for a class E Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP) prior to participation in the knowledge test, operation of a motor vehicle during on-road driving skills instruction, or participation in the on-road driving skills test. The TIP may be issued to any individual that is at least 14 years of age. The TIP allows a driver education student to operate a motor vehicle when accompanied by a driver education instructor and when completing behind the wheel instruction or during the administration of a skills test. Applicants shall meet all other Office of Motor Vehicles identification requirements. This requirement does not apply to applicants enrolled in a National Guard Youth Challenge Program. Any student enrolled in a driver education, driver training program, or a pre-licensing training course prior to 09/04/2018 is exempt from this requirement.

Upon completion of driver’s education, the TIP will be surrendered to OMV along with proof of completion of the driver’s education course and any other necessary documents.

There is no additional cost to convert from the TIP to a Learner’s Permit or a Full License.


Graduated Licensing Program

All applicants age 15 and 16 must participate in the graduated licensing program and must start with a learner’s permit. The applicant is authorized to drive with a licensed parent, guardian, or adult at least 21 years of age, or a licensed sibling at least 18 years of age or older. The applicant must pass a vision and knowledge test.

Age 15

Maintain learner’s permit for a minimum of 180 days AND until they reach the age of 16 when they may apply for an intermediate license.

Age 16

Maintain learner’s permit for a minimum of 180 days OR until they reach the age of 17 when they may apply for an intermediate or full license.

Age 17

Eligible for either a learner’s permit or a full license. To obtain a full license, vision, knowledge and road skills tests must be successfully completed.


Tests

Tests must be successfully completed before the issuance of a license. The knowledge and skills tests are administered by the driver education provider. All road skills tests must be performed at a driving school.


Learner's Permit

Applicants must pass a vision test and have 20/40 vision in one eye and also pass a 40 question test with a minimum score of 80%.


Full License

Must pass vision, knowledge and road skills tests.

**All male applicants between the ages of 15 and 26 who are U.S. citizens will automatically be registered with the U.S. Selective Service System upon issuance of any credential by the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles.**

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

ADULTS

  • One primary document such as a certified birth certificate, Louisiana ID card, current passport, or current military ID
  • Verification of your Social Security Number is required. This can be your Social Security Card, W2 form, or a print out from the Social Security Administration verifying the number. If you do not have a Social Security Number, a letter from the Social Security Administration must be present. The number may also be given verbally.
  • One additional form of identification such as a photo work ID, high school diploma, insurance card, etc.
  • Proof of Address
  • Certificate of Successful Completion received from the driver’s education class you attended must be presented when graduating from a TIP.

MINORS

  • Certified birth certificate
  • Verification of your Social Security Number is required
  • Proof of Address
  • Certificate of Successful Completion received from the driver’s education class you attended must be presented when graduating from a TIP.
  • Non-immigrant alien requires additional information
  • A custodial parent or legal guardian must be present to sign the application.
  • The parent must present identification and the legal guardian must also present legal documentation verifying the guardianship.

Photocopies of documents are NOT accepted


FEES

  • $32.25 basic license fee
  • Up to $6.00 service fee may be assessed at certain field offices
  • Cash, check or credit/debit cards are accepted