How do you replace or renew learners permits in Wisconsin? Wisconsin

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In Wisconsin, it is against the law to drive without a valid learners permit or drivers license in your possession.

Replacing a Learners Permit

Although adult drivers are allowed to request a duplicate license online, teen drivers who need to obtain a duplicate learners permit must visit a drivers license office in person.

To obtain a duplicate driving permit, you will need to again show driver education course completion certificate or proof of current enrollment in the behind-the-wheel portion of a driver education course. You will also need to submit sponsorship forms from a parent, guardian, or approved adult before you will be allowed to pay the $14 fee to receive your duplicate permit.

Because your drivers permit is used as legal identification, the information it contains should be accurate. You can change your name or address when receiving a duplicate permit, although you will need to bring documents supporting the change in information.

Renewing a Driving Permit

You must have your permit with no traffic convictions for at least six months before applying for a probationary license. If you are over age 18, you must have your drivers permit for at least seven days before applying for a probationary license.

Your driving permit is valid for 12 months. If you are not able to obtain a probationary license in within this timeframe, you may choose to renew your learners permit by visiting a drivers license office and paying the $35 renewal fee.

Retesting is not required for renewal of a permits unless your learners permit has been expired for more than eight years. If you do need to retake the written knowledge test, you can find practice permit test questions in the driver handbook published by the WI Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

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