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Drivers Ed in Utah
If you've never had a driver license before, you must complete an approved driver education course to get a Utah license from the Driver License Division (DLD).
Utah law states that each student in a driver's education course must receive 18 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of driving instruction behind the wheel, and 6 hours of driving observation (where you are in the car, but not driving).
You may complete the classroom instruction at your public school (courses are offered at many high schools, colleges, and universities), through a state-approved home-study/online program, or with a commercial provider. In many cases, you may take your licensing test at the same place you received your training; check with your instructor to see whether you are eligible.
You must have your learner permit for at least 6 months to enroll in a driver's education course. You can get your permit if you are at least 15 years old.
To find a driver's education course, look up "driving schools" in your local listings or go online to find public schools, colleges, or private companies that offer driver education.
If you are 17 years old or younger, you must have your permit for at least 6 months before applying for your license. If you turn 18 years old before 6 months have passed, you can go ahead and apply for your license.
If you are 19 years old or older, you must have your permit for 90 days OR take a driver education course before applying for your driver's license.
To help you pass the written exam and get your practice permit, we suggest that you study the Utah Driver's Handbook, which covers all the rules of the road. However, there is no substitute for a qualified instructor and a full training course to educate you on the fundamentals of driving, decision-making skills, the importance of sharing the road, and developing safe driving habits.Local Drivers Education
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