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Nevada Drivers License Requirements

In order to apply for your Nevada driver's license you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old.
  • Hold your permit for at least 6 months prior to applying.
  • Have no at-fault accidents in 6 months prior to applying.
  • Have no moving violation convictions in 6 months prior to applying.
  • Have no drug or alcohol convictions in the 6 months prior to applying.

You must also meet the following driver education and training requirements:

  • Have completed a driver's education course.
  • Have completed 50 hours of in-car training and logged this information in a completed DLD-130 form, signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Meet the minimum Nevada school attendance requirements.

Before you go to the DMV, schedule an appointment in advance. You will be taking a skills test before you can receive your Nevada driver's license.

What to Bring to the DMV for your Nevada Driving Test

Bring the following documents with you to your DMV driving skills test appointment:

  • Parent/Guardian (must sign Financial Responsibility Statement and Affidavit for Minor to be Licensed)
  • Instruction Permit
  • Proof of Identity
  • Driver Education Certificate of Completion
  • Completed Beginning Driver Experience Log (DLD-130)
  • Vehicle with Certificate of Registration and Evidence of Insurance Card
  • Certificate of School Attendance DMV form #301.

Nevada Driver License Restrictions

Drivers under age 18 may not:

  • Transport any passenger under the age of 18, except for immediate family members, for the first six months after the Nevada driver's license was issued.
  • Drive between 10 pm and 5 am unless they are traveling to or from a scheduled event such as a school function or work. Law enforcement officials may ask for documentation of the scheduled event. This law applies until the driver turns 18.

How to Get a Driver's License for Nevada

The Nevada DMV requires that you be at least 16 years of age to get your driver’s license. You must have held your learner's permit for at least 6 months, and have no at-fault accidents, no moving violation convictions, and no drug or alcohol convictions in the 6 months prior to applying. You must also have completed an approved 30-hour driver education course and logged 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience with a licensed adult. meets Nevada’s 30-hour requirement for driver's education. Once you complete your course and we receive your notarized statement, your certificate of completion will be available to you instantly as a PDF file to download, save, and print within 24 hours.

Once you have met the requirements to apply for your driver’s license, you will need to schedule a driver's test appointment at your local DMV office.

While you are under 18, your driver’s license is subject to certain restrictions. For the first 6 months after your license is issued, you may not transport any passenger under the age of 18 except for immediate family members. Until you turn 18, you may not drive between the hours of 10 PM and 5 AM. Please also be aware of varying local curfews in Nevada cities.

For more information about the requirements and procedures for getting and holding your Nevada driver’s license, we recommend visiting the Nevada DMV’s Teen Driving page.