Do I have to take one written test to pass driver education and another test to get a permit?

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It depends on where you live. Currently four states (see grid below) allow students who have passed a driver education course, or are enrolled in a drivers education program at the time of applying for a permit, to bypass taking the written drivers license test. If you reside in one of these four states, your drivers ed school will provide proof for you to present to the DMV. Keep in mind that if you enroll in a driver ed online course, it may take longer to obtain proof.   

Drivers Ed Test Only Both Tests Required
Alabama
x
Alaska
x
Arizona
x
Arkansas
x
California
x
Colorado
x
Connecticut
x
Delaware
x
Florida
x
Georgia
x
Hawaii
x
Idaho
x
Illinois
x
Indiana
x
Iowa
x
Kansas
x
Kentucky
x
Louisiana
x
Maine
x
Maryland
x
Massachusetts
x
Michigan
x
Applicants with out-of-state driver education certificates must take the 40-question written test.
Minnesota
x
Mississippi
x
Missouri
x
Montana
x
Nebraska
x
Nevada
x
New Hampshire
x
New Jersey
x
New Mexico
x
New York
x
North Carolina
x
North Dakota
x
Ohio
x
Oklahoma
x
Oregon
x
Pennsylvania
x
Rhode Island
x
South Carolina
x
South Dakota
x
Tennessee
x
Texas
x
Utah
x
Vermont
x
Virginia
x
Washington
x
West Virginia
x
Wisconsin
x
Wyoming
x
Washington DC
x

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