Driver's Permit Directions

Permit Instructions for Teens

You will need the following:

  • A parent to sign the permit application, agreeing to be legally and financially responsible for you. (A legal guardian or stepparent may do this instead, if they can produce the legal papers proving their custody.)
  • Proof that your grade-point average (GPA) is 2.0 or higher from school office.
  • One acceptable form of identification with you. For instance, an original birth certificate.
  • To pass the vision test so wear your glasses or contacts.

This is the URL that will allow you to download the study guide to print or to read online (the link is in a list at the bottom of the page).       http://asp.ark.org/services-and-programs/detail/driver-examination#Guides

This is the URL that allows you to take practice tests.   http://driving-tests.org/arkansas/arkansas-permit-practice-test/

Where and When to take the Test:  The test is given at the Booneville Court House on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month by the state police. The written portion is administered from 9-12 in the morning and the driving portion is from 1-4 in the afternoon. The written portion is taken first (this part requires the parent/guardian to sign, along with the proof of identification) and if passed a temporary permit is issued that allows you to practice driving for a minimum of a month before you return to take the driving portion (the temporary permit is for 6 months so you must take the driving portion before the permit expires or you will have to retake the written portion).