Step 2: Getting Your Learner Permit
You may soon be (or recently turned) 15 years old and are thinking of acquiring your Utah Learner Permit. One of the requirements is to pass the written test. This test can be taken at the DLD office on 800 North in Orem.....or it can be taken here at ALA with a Driver Ed Instructor. If you are are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity please come to my classroom JH 211 and talk to me about it. You do not need an appointment but should reserve as much time as possible. Details you might find insightful:
1. You must be 15 yrs old (the system wont let me create your record/enter your score before your birthday).
2. There is no cost to take the permit test at ALA.
3. If you have attempted the written test at the DLD but did not pass, you can retest with an ALA instructor until you pass.
4. The test is 50 questions with a mix of T\F and Multiple Choice.
5. When you pass I will create your DLD record and print a certificate of completion that shows the written test has been passed that you take to the DLD when applying for your permit.
The benefit to working with an Driver Ed Instructor here at ALA for the written test is the time saving of not having to wait in line 2-3 times; as a new driver must be called up to the desk the first time to be assigned the test, then wait for a turn at the computers, then wait to be called back up to the desk. This whole process can take 2-3 hours depending on how busy it is, and the Orem office (the only UT County location where testing can happen) is usually pretty busy. Once the test is passed you then only need go to the Provo office which is typically much less busy.