Indiana Learner's Permit Checklist
Once you have completed your drivers education course, you will be ready to apply for your Indiana learners permit. Read more below about the process of obtaining a learner's permit.
1: Download and study your practice test
2: Prove that you completed a Log of Supervised Driving
3: Via a local BMV office
Learner permits allow Indiana residents to get practical driving experience before obtaining a drivers license. Click here for more information on how to prepare to pass your test.
To obtain a learner permit you must:
- Be at least 15 years old
- Be enrolled in an approved driver education program (you must show proof of your enrollment)
- Present documents of identification
- Pass a vision screening test
Be sure to bring the following documents with you:
- One document proving your identity
- One document proving your Social Security number
- One document proving your lawful status in the United States
- Two documents proving your Indiana residency
Proof of Identity
The most common documents that you can use to prove your identity are:
- United States birth certificate (must be an original or certified copy)
- United States passport, or a foreign passport with a VISA and I-94 form. Puerto Rican-born citizens must provide a birth certificate issued on or after July 1, 2010.
- If your current legal name is different from the name on your birth certificate or lawful status document, you must show legal proof of the name change (showing a link to all name changes).
*Note: If you do not have your birth certificate in your possession, you need to contact your state or county Department of Health office of the state of your birth and request an original or certified copy. Some states may take up to five months to process duplicate birth certificates.
Proof of Social Security Number
The most common documents that you can use to prove your Social Security number:
- Social Security card
- W-2 form
- SSA-1099 form
- Non-SSA-1099 form
- Pay stub with both your name and Social Security number on it
Proof of Lawful Status in the United States
The most common documents that you can use to prove your lawful status in the United States are a United States:
- Birth certificate (must be an original or certified copy)
- U.S. passport
- A foreign passport with a VISA and I-94 form
Note: Puerto Rican-born citizens must provide a birth certificate issued on or after July 1, 2010.
Proof of your Indiana Residency
The most common document that you can use to prove your residency is a computer-generated bill that reflects your name and address from a utility company, credit card, doctor or hospital. The bill must be issued within 60 days of the day that you will be using it as proof of residency.
Agreement of financial liability
If you are under the age of 18 when applying for a learner's permit, you must have a parent or guardian sign an agreement of financial liability.
Find out more about drivers education in Indiana here.