Apply for a License (Under 18) in Wyoming

COVID-19 Effects on Licensing Services

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state DMVs nationwide have closed driver licensing offices, extended license and registration expiration dates, and/or limited the transactions they are processing. If possible, residents should use the DOT's online services to complete any relevant transactions. Follow the DOT's most recent updates for the latest information.

Applying for a Teen Driver's License in Wyoming

If you're a teenager applying for your first driver's license, you'll need to satisfy the requirements of the Wyoming Department of Transportation (DOT) graduated driver licensing (GDL) program.

The GDL steps will help you practice the driving skills necessary to pass your driving test and earn your full driver's license.

On this page you'll find information about the Wyoming DMV licensing requirements and the steps required to get your first driver's license.

Wyoming REAL ID Licenses

The Wyoming DOT issues federally-compliant REAL ID driver’s licenses in addition to standard driver’s licenses. Beginning October 2021, the REAL ID will allow you to continue using your license for domestic travel and entry into federal and military buildings—a standard ID will no longer suffice for these activities. After that date, without a REAL ID license, you will need another form of federal identification (like a passport or birth certificate).

You will automatically receive a REAL ID upon application. For more, visit the state's guide to REAL IDs.

New to Wyoming?

If you've moved to Wyoming from another state, you will need to apply for a WY driver's license within 1 year of becoming a resident.

If you have a driver's license from any of the following states, you will need to apply for a WY driver's license immediately once you are a resident:

  • Georgia
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Tennessee
  • Wisconsin

Wyoming GDL Program

If you are younger than 17 years old, you'll need to complete the following steps to get your first unrestricted driver's license:

  • Driver's Ed.
  • Regular learner's permit.
  • Intermediate permit.
  • Full driver's license.

Age Requirements

The minimum ages to begin each phase of the GDL program are as follows:

  • Regular learner's permit: 15 years old.
  • Intermediate permit: 16 years old.
  • Full driver's license: 16 1/2 years old with driver's education and having held your intermediate permit for 6 months.
  • Full driver's license: 17 years old having held your intermediate permit for 6 months without driver's education.

Wyoming Learner's Permit

When you are at least 15 years old, you'll be able to begin the Wyoming DOT GDL program by applying for your learner's permit.

To apply for your permit, you'll need to visit your local WY DMV office with your parent/legal guardian and:

Prepare for the Written Test

To prepare for the written test, the DOT suggests studying the Wyoming Driver Manual. Our suggestion is to make the most of your study time with an online practice test developed by our certified partner. They actually guarantee your success.

Learner's Permit Restrictions and Behind-the-Wheel Practice

With your learner's permit, you'll only be allowed to drive while supervised by a licensed driver who is at least 18 years old.

Before moving on to the next stage of your licensing program, you'll need to hold your learner's permit for at least 10 days and complete at least 50 hours of supervised driving practice (including 10 hours at night).

NOTE: A restricted permit is available if you are 14 to 15 years old and meet special employment, school, or inconvenience requirements. Please visit the Wyoming DOT website for more information.

Intermediate Driver License

You can move on to the next steps towards your new driver's license after you:

  • Turn 16 years old.
  • Have held your learner's permit for at least 10 days.
  • Have completed at least 50 hours of supervised driving practice with 10 hours at night.

To obtain your provisional driver's license, you'll need to visit your local Wyoming DMV office and:

Provisional License Restrictions and Behind-the-Wheel Practice

As long as you have your intermediate permit, you can:

  • Drive unsupervised between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m. You are not allowed to drive outside these hours.
  • Have no more than 1 passenger younger than 18 years old, unless they are immediate family members.

NOTE: These restrictions do not apply if a licensed adult who is at least 18 years old accompanies you.

You can move on to your full driver's license after you:

  • Have held your provisional driver's license for at least 6 months and are at least 17 years old.
  • Have held your provisional driver's license for at least 6 months, have completed Driver's Ed and are at least 16 1/2 years old.

For more information about driver's education in Wyoming, please see our Driver's Ed page.

Full Unrestricted Driver's License

You are eligible for a full, unrestricted driver's license if you:

  • Are at least 17 years old and have held your provisional license for at least 6 months.
  • Are at least 16 1/2 years old, have held your provisional license for at least 6 months, and have completed an approved Driver's Ed course.

After you meet the requirements above, you can visit your local WY DMV office to apply for your full driver's license. You may need to:

  • Surrender your provisional license.
  • Provide proof of your identity.
  • Complete a Wyoming Driver License Application (Form FSDL-705).
  • Submit your Driver's Ed completion certificate.
  • Pay the $45 driver's license fee.

Your full, unrestricted driver's license will allow you to drive at anytime with no passenger restrictions.

Follow our new license checklist to track your progress and share it with your friends.


Behind the Wheel Driving Certification
Use this Wyoming DOT form to report you completed the necessary hours behind the wheel. MUST be signed by your parent/legal guardian.
Drivers License Application
Use this form to apply for a Wyoming driver's license from the DOT. A parent or legal guardian MUST sign a minor's application.
DMV.ORG BBB Business Review