Education Requirements for Minors
All applicants must successfully complete a driver education course. These courses are offered by driving schools licensed by the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles and at some secondary schools. The driver education course offered for those applicants 14 years and 9 months to 17 years of age includes 30 hours of classroom and 8 hours of behind the wheel instruction.
All students enrolled in driver education will be required to obtain a Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP) prior to the administration of the knowledge test, operation of a motor vehicle during on-road driving skills instruction or an on-road driving skills test. In addition, the student must have the TIP in their possession when operating a motor vehicle during the behind the wheel portion of instruction and during the administration of a road skills test. The Temporary Instructional Permit can be issued to anyone 14 years of age and above.
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 License 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. For more information visit the Permits page.
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