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Arkansas Drivers License Information

To get your drivers license in Arkansas, you need to apply for a non-restricted / Class D license. You must have a license from Arkansas if you live in the state for more than 6 months as a non-resident. Or you must have an Arkansas license within 30 days of establishing residency.

Arkansas Drivers License Requirements

18 years and under

  • Class D

    • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Intermediate License 

    • You must be between 16 and 18 years old.
  • Learner's License

    • You must be between 14 and 16 years old.
  • Instruction Permit

    • You must be at least 14 years old.

18 years and over

  • Class D

Arkansas Drivers Ed

Visit our arkansas drivers ed page for more information on Arkansas driver education.

Tests Required

  • Vision Test

  • Knowledge Test

  • Skills Test


New Driver's License

  • $21.00

Instruction Permit

  • $14.00

Documents needed to get your Arkansas Drivers License

  • Proof of Identity (Primary Documents)

    • A few examples:
      • Drivers License with photo
      • Birth Certificate
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE
  • Proof of Identity (Secondary Documents)

    • A few examples:
      • School ID or Work ID with photo
      • Vehicle registration
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE
  • Social Security 

  • Proof of Legal Presence

    • A few examples:
      • US Passport
      • US Birth Certificate
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE


Arkansas Local Revenue Office

Go to your Arkansas Local Revenue Office in order to take your required tests. You can use our locator to find the office that is closest to you.

Take the Arkansas Drivers License Test

At this point you need to make sure that you have prepared and studied all of the material for the written test. You can find the Arkansas Driver Test handbook here

Buy a Car and Get Auto Insurance

Auto insurance is required by law in most states. Click HERE to get started and we'll help you find the lowest rates in your state.

Take the Driving Test

Your last step is to show up to your local Arkansas Local Revenue Office and take the driving test.