✅ Updated February 2020

Here's the ultimate guide to getting your driver license at the Arizona DMV. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time.


What You’ll Need to Get Your Driver's License in Arizona

  • Completed Driver License/Identification Card Application (Form 40-5122)
  • Proof of identity, age, and legal presence in Arizona
  • Proof of Social Security number
  • Out-of-state driver’s license (if applicable)
  • Payment for Class D driver’s license fee, based on your age:
    • 16 to 39 years old: $25
    • 40 to 44 years old: $20
    • 45 to 49 years old: $15
    • 50 years old and older: $10
  • $7 payment for Learner’s Permit fee (if applicable)


What You’ll Do to Get your Driver's License in Arizona

  • Step 1: Read the Arizona Driver Manual take written practice tests online 
  • Step 2: Apply for your Learner’s Permit
    • Submit the required documents and ID
    • Pass the written test
    • Pass the vision test
    • Receive your Learner’s Permit
  • Step 3: Practice driving by:
    • Enrolling in a driver’s education course; OR
    • Completing 30 hours of supervised driving, including 10 hours at night (must be accompanied by a front-seat passenger who is at least 21 years old)
  • Step 4: Begin the licensing process by submitting an application with the MVD online
    • Complete the initial application form
    • Determine your specific ID requirements
    • Print the application paperwork to bring to the MVD
  • Step 5: Visit your nearest MVD office (optional: make an appointment!)
    • Submit the required documents and identification
    • Pass the vision test (if applicable)
    • Pass the written test (if applicable)
    • Pass the road test (if applicable)
    • Surrender your out-of-state license (if applicable)
    • Submit the required payment
    • Receive a temporary driver’s license
  • Step 6: Receive your new Class D driver’s license via U.S. mail


Caveats and Exceptions

  • Do you hold a current out-of-state license?  Then the MVD will likely waive the written and road tests.
  • Don’t need to practice driving before taking the road test?  Then you don’t need a Learner’s Permit.
  • Under age 18?  Then a parent or guardian will need to sign your application with MVD as witness, or have the application signature notarized.
  • Need a REAL ID?  Then visit our Arizona REAL ID page to find out what is required.

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