Behind the Wheel in Wyoming
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Driver Training in Wyoming
If you're a teenage driver applying for your first driver's license, you must complete behind-the-wheel driving practice as part of the Wyoming Department of Transportation (DOT) graduated driver license (GDL) program.
The required supervised driving practice is a crucial step in developing safe driving habits and building the driving experience necessary to ace your DMV road test and get on the road with your new Wyoming driver's license.
On this page you'll find information about the Wyoming DOT behind-the-wheel requirements and the next steps in the GDL program.
WY Behind-the-Wheel Requirements
If you are younger than 17 years old, you must complete the Wyoming behind-the-wheel requirements of the DMV GDL program.
You'll be able to begin your supervised driving practice when you are at least 15 years old by applying for your regular learner's permit.
For more information about applying for your learner's permit, please visit our Driver’s Permits in Wyoming page.
With your learner's permit you'll need to complete a minimum of 50 hours of supervised, behind-the-wheel driving practice.
NOTE: You can receive additional behind-the-wheel driver's training with a driving instructor if you choose to complete Driver's Ed. Completing driver's education will also allow you to earn you full driver's license when you are 16 1/2 years old. Wyoming driver's training with a licensed driving instructor gives you the added benefit of receiving defensive driving tips in real-time.
For more information, please see our Driver’s Ed in Wyoming page.
Supervised Driving Practice in Wyoming
Before you move on to the next phase of the Wyoming DMV GDL program, you'll need to practice driving while supervised by a licensed adult who is at least 18 years old.
You'll need to complete a total of 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice, with 10 hours completed at night.
The supervised driving you practice with your parent is important. You'll be able to practice the driving skills necessary to pass your road test and develop the experience necessary to drive by yourself.
You can keep track of your supervised driving hours with the Wyoming DMV Behind-the-Wheel Driving Log.
Once you complete your driving practice, your parent/legal guardian will need to complete a Behind-the-Wheel Driving Certification (Form FSGDL-01), which you must submit to take your road test and obtain your intermediate permit.
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You'll be eligible to advance from your learner's permit to your intermediate permit after you:
- Are at least 16 years old.
- Have held your learner's permit for at least 10 days.
- Have completed your behind-the-wheel driving practice and submitted your driving practice certification. See “Supervised Driving Practice in Wyoming" above.
- Gain the driving skills and confidence necessary to ace your road test.
To obtain your provisional driver's license, you'll need to contact your local Wyoming DOT office to schedule and take your driving test.
Completing driver's training/behind-the-wheel practice is a big step towards your unrestricted driver's license.
For more information about additional forms, fees and requirements for your driver's license, please visit our Applying for a New License (Teen Drivers) in Wyoming page.