Renew learner permit

All driver licenses and permits that expired March 1, 2020, or after are extended by Executive Order at least through February 26, 2021. In addition, the federal REAL ID enforcement deadline has been extended until October 1, 2021. If you do not have one of the permit types below, you will need to take a road test or apply for a new permit before your permit expires.


Generally, you cannot renew a permit. If it expires, you must apply for a new learner permit at a DMV office and take your written test again. There are 2 exceptions:

  • If you have a Commercial Learner Permit (CLP) you can renew it once for 180 days. 1
  • If you have 2 permits (for example a class M – Motorcycle and a class D - Operator). Your first permit will be valid for a maximum of 5 years. Your second will be valid for 1 year. You may be able to renew your 1-year permit for an additional year. 2