New York Driver License Requirements at-a-glance:

*In order to get a permit, an individual must be 16 years old. No one under the age of 16 is allowed to drive in New York, even if they have a permit or license from another state.
*An individual must hold a learner permit for 6 months.
*He or she must have 50 supervised driving hours, including 15 that were driven at night. A supervising driver who is at least 21 years old must be present.
*In order to get a driver’s license, an individual must be 17 years old. He or she must also have completed a high school or college drivers education course. To get a license, a road test must be passed.
*Drivers who have an unlimited junior license are able to drive unsupervised between the hours of 5am and 9pm. Outside of those hours, a supervising driver must also be present, unless you need to drive to or from school or your job. If an individual is in New York City, he or she must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or a driving instructor and can drive between 5 am and 9pm. In New York City, a junior license driver is not allowed to drive outside of those set hours.
*An individual who holds a junior license is only able to have one passenger under the age of 21, unless their parent is also in the vehicle with them.

Step 1: Get your certificate of completion
Step 2: New York online drivers ed practice tests can prepare you for the official DMV written exam
Step 3: The official exam can be taken at a nearby DMV office. You should consider making an appointment to expedite the process.
Step 4: Successfully pass the exam and get your permit
Step 5: Train behind-the-wheel for the required hours
Step 6: Pass your DMV road examination