Nebraska Learner's Permit
How to get your Nebraska Learners permit
To be eligible for a driver's license in Nebraska you will first have to have a learner's permit. Before calling the DMV office to make an appointment make sure you are eligible to apply for a learner's permit in Nebraska you must:
- Be at least 14 years old
- You have never been licensed to operate a vehicle
- You are a new resident of Nebraska who has been licensed in another state, but your driver's license has expired.
There are a few different types of learner's permits in the state of Nebraska. The first one you will need to receive is the original learner permit(LPD)/school learner permit(LPE).
To apply for an original learner's permit/ school leaner permit in Nebraska:
- Download a copy of the Nebraska's Driver's Manual, or get a hard copy by visiting a local Driver License Exam Station.
- One form of age and identity proof.
- Your certified birth certificate or certified birth registration (must not be hospital issued) if you are under 18 years of age as proof of identity. If you are unable to submit a birth certificate, you may submit an under age 18 certification completed and signed by your parent or guardian.
- The appropriate fee.
- The LPE is issued if you are between 14 and 16 years of age and is useful for those students who want to legally practice driving for a School Permit. A written test and vision screening is required for an LPE.
- You must be at least 15 years old to get an LPD. The application can be submitted 60 days prior to your 15th birthday but it won't be issued till you turn 15. There is a mandatory vision and writing test.
- The LPE is valid for 3 months, and can be renewed. Issuing a fresh LPE will also be done at the Driver License Exam Stations. The LPD expires in one year.
- On the expiry of your LPD, you can apply for a Provisional Operator Permit (POP). If you hold an LPE, you can drive, provided that you are accompanied by a licensed driver of 21 years or older. This person must sit beside you.
If you have an LPE learner's permit and a LPD learners permit for at least 2 months, the next learner's permit in Nebraska you can get is the SCP learner's permit .
This permit will allow you to drive unsupervised to and from school ONLY and in order to drive anywhere else you have to be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old. An SCP will only be issued is you are a resident in an area which is outside the city limits of a population of 5,000 or more while your school is 1.5 or more miles away from home; or your school is outside the city limits of a population of 5,000 or more.An SCP application fee is $8.00However, of age. , and is valid till you are 16 years and 3 months old. On the expiry of the SCP, you can apply for a Provisional Operator Permit (POP).
To be eligible to apply for an SCP learner's permit in Nebraska you will need:
- You must be at least 14 years and 2 months old.
You must also have a few different certificates:
- The vision, writing and safety tests can be waived if you undertake a Nebraska DMV-approved driver safety course. A Test Waiver Form will be issued by the driving instructor for submission to the Driver's License Examiner.
- The written test will be waived (but the vision and driving test will still be required) in case you submit a 50-hour certification form attested by a licensed driver who is 21 years or older. You will also need to submit an LPE issued after January 1, 2006 (valid or expired for no more than one year).
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