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