Getting Your Driver’s License

Having your driver’s license can be a great advantage when you are applying for a job! Here are some tips on how to start getting behind the wheel.

How to get your licence

·  First, download the NL driver’s handbook:

Road User’s Guide

This book will provide you with the rules of the road, safe driving practices and how to get your licence to drive a car, van or small truck.

·  Once you have studied the handbook, contact the Motor Registration Division office for an appointment to take the test. This exam will test your vision and your written knowledge of the rules of the road and road signs. You must get 85% or higher to pass the test.

·  Although not mandatory, it is highly recommended that new drivers take a government approved Driver Training Course.

·  With your learner’s permit in hand, take the next 12 months (or 8 months if you do a driver’s training course) to practice your road skills.

Note: Drivers with a learner’s permit must always be accompanied by an individual who is 25 years old or older who has a valid driver’s licence (Class 1/2/3/4 or 5) and he or she must sit beside you in the front passenger seat.

·  Finally, your last step will be to call your local Motor Registration Division office to make arrangements to schedule your road test. This test will evaluate your driving skills, including highway driving and parallel parking.