Intermediate License Phase
- After holding the permit for 180 days you may apply for an Intermediate License and take the driving skills test.
- Testing times and locations are available from the Circuit Clerk’s Office in your county of residence. An appointment may be necessary.
- The motor vehicle you use for testing must be properly registered and proof of liability insurance is required.
- The driver’s Parent/Guardian must certify the driver has completed 60 hours of practice driving, 10 of which must occur at night. Practice Driving Log and Verification Form.
If You Pass the Skills Test:
- Permit holders under age 18, after successfully completing the road test the Kentucky State Police driving examiner will place an “Intermediate License” sticker on the drivers permit license.
- Permit holders 18 and older, after successfully completing the road test, will be eligible for the full unrestricted license provided the Driver Education Program has been completed.
- Intermediate license for a minimum of 180 days.
- Intermediate License holders are not allowed to drive between the hours of 12 midnight and 6 a.m. unless the driver can demonstrate a good cause for driving such as emergencies, school or work related activities).
- Intermediate License holders receiving a moving traffic conviction under KRS 186, 189, 189A. will have to restart the 180 Intermediate License waiting period.
- Intermediate License holders shall not operate a motor vehicle at any time with more than 1 unrelated person under 20 years of age in the vehicle.
- Intermediate license holders must complete one of the following New Driver Education Programs before moving to the full unrestricted licensing phase:
- Graduated Licensing Course (Free course provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in the drivers home county)
- High School Drivers Education Course.
- Private Driver Training course at a Division of Driver License approved driver training school.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited. All drivers under the age of 21 are subject to “Zero Alcohol Tolerance” (Defined as .02 Blood Alcohol Concentration).
- A driver under the age of 18 who accumulates more than 6 points may have their driving privilege suspended.
- No serious moving violations for those under the age of 18.
- Buckle Up, it’s the Law! Everyone in the vehicle must wear a seatbelt at all times.
If You Do Not Pass the Skills Test:
- You must wait one week before taking the test again.
- If you fail the road test six (6) times, you must wait six (6) months before another test will be given. You will then have only two (2) attempts to pass the test.