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Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP)

All applicants must apply to the Office of Motor Vehicles for a class E Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP) prior to participation in the knowledge test, operation of a motor vehicle during on-road driving skills instruction, or participation in the on-road driving skills test. The TIP may be issued to any individual that is at least 14 years of age. The TIP allows a driver education student to operate a motor vehicle when accompanied by a driver education instructor and when completing behind the wheel instruction or during the administration of a skills test. Applicants shall meet all other Office of Motor Vehicles identification requirements. This requirement does not apply to applicants enrolled in a National Guard Youth Challenge Program. Any student enrolled in a driver education, driver training program, or a pre-licensing training course prior to 09/04/2018 is exempt from this requirement.

Documents Required for Issuance of a Temporary Instructional Permit (TIP)

  • Proof of identification

  • Proof of residency

  • Verification of your Social Security Number

    • Acceptable verification includes your Social Security card, W2 form, or a print-out from the Social Security Administration verifying the number. If you do not have a Social Security Number, a letter from the Social Security Administration must be presented. The number may also be given verbally.

  • You must also present one additional form of identification such as a photo work ID, high school diploma, insurance card, etc.

Additional Requirements for Applicants Seventeen and Under

  • The signature of the custodial parent or legal guardian is required for the issuance of any license (including first time applications, duplicates and changing restrictions).

  • Documentation must be presented to prove custody or legal guardianship.

  • Identification must be presented by the minor and the parent or guardian.

  • Only the domiciliary parent may sign if joint custody has been awarded.


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