How many practice hours must I complete behind the wheel once I pass the driver's permit test?

Once you pass your drivers permit test and are armed with your learners permit, it’s time to hit the road to get some behind-the-wheel experience. In many states this practice time with the drivers permit is a requirement; however, just how many hours you need to log before you can get your drivers license depends on your state and, in some cases, your driver education program.

Check your state in the grid below to find out how many hours you need to log before you can apply for your full drivers license. Keep in mind that some states require a certain number of those hours to take place under specific conditions (such as nighttime or inclement weather); be sure to consult your driver handbook or a clerk at your state’s driver licensing agency.

Alabama 30
Alaska 40
Arizona 30
Arkansas None
California 50
Colorado 50
Connecticut 40
Delaware 50
Florida 50
Georgia 50
Hawaii 6 (These come during driver education.)
Idaho 50
Illinois 50
Indiana 6 (These come during driver education.)
Iowa 20
Kansas 50
Kentucky 60
Louisiana None (You'll get training during the 38-Hour Driver Education Course.)
Maine 35
Maryland 60
Massachusetts 40; 30 if you’ve completed a driver skills development program.
Michigan 50
Minnesota None
Mississippi 6 (These come during driver education.)
Missouri 40
Montana 50
Nebraska 50
Nevada 50
New Hampshire 40
New Jersey None
New Mexico 50
New York 50
North Carolina 6 (These come during driver education.)
North Dakota 6 (These come during driver education.)
Ohio 50
Oklahoma 50; 55 if you’re doing the Parent-Taught Driver Education Program.
Oregon 50
Pennsylvania 50
Rhode Island None (You'll get training during driver education.)
South Carolina 40
South Dakota None
Tennessee 50
Texas At least 7 (You'll complete these during driver training.)
Utah 40
Vermont 40
Virginia 45
Washington 50
West Virginia 50
Wisconsin 30
Wyoming 50
Washington DC 40 for your provisional license; an additional 10 at night for your full license with conditions.

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