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How Can One Get a Driver's License in Las Vegas?

The process of getting a driver’s license in Vegas can be very confusing. For this reason, we have thought it wise to put together a very useful guide to help you get through the entire process. All you need to do is follow the steps below if you want to be a licensed driver in Vegas.

Step 1: Take a driver’s education course

The law requires you to be at least 15 years old for you to take this education course. Vegas driver’s education course comprises of 50 or more hours on-hands driving experience and 30 classroom hours. To take this course, you can either enroll at a private or public high school. The DMV-license professional driving school also offers this course. If you pass, you will obtain the certificate of completion.

Note: You need get auto insurance in Las Vegas before you register the vehicle.

Step 2: Bring the certificate of completion to the DMV

The certificate is what shows that you have undergone the course and passed. With this certificate, you will be allowed to take a permit test. Before you take the test, you must show proof of your identity. Precisely, you should provide your Social Security number or a birth certificate.

Step 3: Find a full-service DMV office

The good news is that the DMV has very many offices within the state, and finding one near you will not be a problem. If you are finding it hard to locate a DMV office, then you can simply call them at 775-684-4830. I would not advise you to visit these offices on Mondays or a day after any holiday because you might find long queues.

License Classes

  • Class A, Class B, Class C, Class M.
  • Non-Commercial Class A & B, Endorsement J, Endorsement F.
  • Restriction B, Restriction J.

Step 4: Pay the MDV Fees

For you to obtain a driver’s license in Vegas, you must pay the MDV fees. If you are below 65, you will pay about $41.25. However, people aged 65 and above pay only $17.25. You will be required to pay an extra $25 for testing in case you need a new license.

Step 5: Take and pass the vision test

You must pass the vision test for you to get a driver’s license in Vegas. Precisely, you must have at least 20 out of 40 for you to obtain full driving privileges. If you fail to get 20 and above, you might either have driving restrictions or fail to gain a driving license.

Applicants who are under 21 must take knowledge tests on top of vision tests. However, they are not required to take the skills tests. On the other hand, applicants who have licenses and are 21 or older will only take the vision test and not knowledge test. You are allowed to wear glasses when you are sitting for these exams.

A conviction in Las Vegas if you driving without a license:

  • up to six months in jail and/or
  • a fine of up to $1,000.

Step 6: Take the written knowledge test

This test comprises of 50 multiple-choice questions. To pass this test, you must have at least 80. The knowledge test is usually offered in Spanish and English. This, therefore, means that you can’t take it if you can read and write either of the two languages. You don’t have to take the tests manually as you can simply take it online.

Step 7: Take and pass the driving skills test

As a first-time driver, you must take and pass the skills test for you to obtain a driver’s license in Vegas. You can schedule a date either over the telephone or online to take this test. Some of the areas that the test covers include:

  • Using signals, horn, breaks, accelerator and other car’s controls.
  • Parking the car on a hill.
  • Releasing the break.
  • Your ability to observe and obey the traffic signs.
  • Using the turn signals appropriately.
  • Your ability to remain within the speed limit.
  • Ability to obey road’s lane markings.
  • Stopping the car properly.
  • Using the side mirrors.

Step 8: Get your driver’s license

After meeting all the requirements, and passing all the tests, your picture will be taken, you will wait for the MDV to mail you the license. Expect to get your license in less than 2 weeks. It’s worth noting that you will not get a full license if you are not yet 16. Instead, you will get an instruction permit.

Free Learner's Permit Practice Tests:

https://driving-tests.org/nevada/

Driving Schools in Las Vegas

You can visit the website of DMV, go to the Driving Schools category and select “Professional” to access the full list of the Professional Driving schools in Las Vegas.

PRDS00046263

 

Minor Class BTW
    x
007 Driving School
3627 Jicama St
Las Vegas NV 89103
(626) 588-8585
PRDS00043869

 

Minor Class BTW
    x
A & A Driving School
2980 S Rainbow Blvd #200Q
Las Vegas NV 89146
(702) 292-4133
PRDS00026566

 

Minor Class BTW
x x x
A-1 Driving School
2620 Regatta Dr. #102
Las Vegas NV 89128
(702) 538-9437
PRDS00024494

 

Minor Class BTW
x x x
A Safeway Driving School
3455 S Durango Dr 111
Las Vegas NV 89117
(702) 892-0500
safewaydrivingschool.net
PRDS00044302

 

Minor Class BTW
    x
AAA Driving Academy
9191 W Flamingo Rd 100
Las Vegas NV 89147
(702) 522-9968
aaadrivingacademy.com
PRDS00042705

 

Minor Class BTW
x    
ACS and Adam’s Best Drivers Ed
601 S Rancho Dr C19
Las Vegas NV 89106
(702) 339-0848
adamsbestdrivingschool.com
PRDS00042774

 

Minor Class BTW
x    
ACS and Adam’s Best Drivers Ed
1785 E Sahara 300
Las Vegas NV 89104
(702) 333-2326
adamsbestdrivingschool.com
PRDS00043936

 

Minor Class BTW
x x  
ACS and Adam’s Best Drivers Ed
5255 W Sahara
Las Vegas NV 89146
(702) 333-2326
adamsbestdrivingschool.com
PRDS00041007

 

Minor Class BTW
    x
Adpative Driving Rehab
3651 Lindell Rd D
Las Vegas NV 89103
(702) 497-3250
 
PRDS00042033

 

Minor Class BTW
x x x
All Star Driver Education
500 N. Rainbow Blvd 300
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(800) 967-7719
allstardrivereducation.com
PRDS00045079

 

Minor Class BTW
x x x
Cantor’s Driving School
8670 W Cheyenne Ave 20
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 985-7993
cantorsdrivingschoolnv.com
PRDS00028193

 

Minor Class BTW
    x
Drive Smart! Drive School
420 N Nellis Blvd A3
Las Vegas NV 89110
(702) 431-9222
drivesmartdriveschool.weebly.com
PRDS00027761

 

Minor Class BTW
    x
Favor Driving School
6260 Spring Mountain Rd 115 A
Las Vegas NV 89146
(702) 556-9608 (Chinese)
(702) 883-1895
168driving.com
PRDS00024509

 

Minor Class BTW
  x x
Giron Driving School
302 N Maryland Pkwy #2
Las Vegas NV 89101
(702) 382-6227
PRDS00040370

 

Minor Class BTW
x x x
National Driving School
6370 W Flamingo Rd 14N
Las Vegas NV 89103
(702) 596-5437
PRDS00046024

 

Minor Class BTW
    x
Nevada Drive Academy
8860 S Maryland Pkwy 12
Las Vegas NV 89123
(702) 496-7988
PRDS00044020

 

Minor Class BTW
x x x
Nevada Driving Schools
1785 E Sahara 300
Las Vegas NV 89104
(702) 463-4600
nevadadrivingschools.com
PRDS00044023

 

Minor Class BTW
x x x
Nevada Driving Schools
5255 W Sahara
Las Vegas NV 89146
(702) 463-4600
nevadadrivingschools.com
PRDS00043874

 

Minor Class BTW
x x x
Nevada Driving Schools
2235 Renaissance Dr #E
Las Vegas NV 89119
(702) 463-4600
nevadadrivingschools.com
PRDS00045025

 

Minor Class BTW
x x x
Nevada Driving Schools
8670 W Cheyenne Ave #120
Las Vegas NV 89129
(702) 463-4600
nevadadrivingschools.com
PRDS00043607

 

Minor Class BTW
x x x
Northwest Driving School, LLC
7398 Smoke Ranch Rd #210
Las Vegas NV 89128;
(702) 212-5667
northwestdrivingschool.com
PRDS00044654

 

Minor Class BTW
    x
Optimal Driving Academy
1516 E Tropicana Ave 290
Las Vegas NV 89119
(702) 542-4092
optimaldrivingacademy.com
PRDS00025718

 

Minor Class BTW
    x
Professional Driving Academy
3675 S Rainbow Blvd #107-101
Las Vegas NV 89103
(702) 251-5484
professionaldrivingacademy.com
PRDS00029281

 

Minor Class BTW
  x x
Silver State Driving Academy
5348 Vegas Dr
Las Vegas NV 89108
(702) 818-3000
PRDS00040262

 

Minor Class BTW
    x
Teresa’s Driving School
6185 S Pecos Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89120
(702) 327-4544
teresasdrivingschool.com