Renew learner permit

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
  1. 1. A commercial learner permit (CLP) is valid for 180 days. You can renew your CLP one time for an additional 180. After that, you will be required to apply for a new CLP. This may include retaking any required knowledge tests. For more information, see commercial driver licenses (CDL).
  2. 2. To renew a 1-year permit you must submit your expired permit or 6 points of ID at a DMV office. You may be required to retake the written test, depending on the date you took your last written test.