To apply for a class 2 Instruction Permit, the applicant must be at least fifteen (15) years and six (6) months of age. All applicants must present original or certified copies from our REAL ID Compliant Document List

to prove the following:

  1. Proof of Social Security Number

If you need a Social Security card, visit: Social Security Administration

 2. Proof of Legal Presence

 3. Proof of Legal Name - If your current name is different from the name shown on any document (examples: due to marriage, divorce, adoption, name change, naturalization certificate), you are required to provide "connecting documents" to establish the link between the names.

 4. Proof of Date of Birth

 5. If the applicant is under eighteen (18) years of age:

  • Birth Certificate is required
  • An Affidavit must be submitted in connection with the desire of the aforesaid child to secure a license to drive. This affidavit must be witnessed by a person authorized to administer oaths and must signed as follows:
    • If both the father and mother of the applicant have custody, both the father and mother must sign the affidavit.
    • If only one parent has custody of the applicant, that custodial parent must sign.
    • If neither parent has custody of the applicant and the applicant has a custodial guardian(s), all the custodial guardian(s) must sign.
    • If neither parent has custody of the applicant and the applicant has no custodial guardian(s), a responsible person who is willing to assume the obligation may sign.

The person(s) who signed shall be jointly and severally liable with the minor applicant for any damages caused by such negligence or misconduct.

  • Drivers under 18 are required to take driving lessons from a driver’s education program certified by the Hawaii Department of Transportation. If you are between 16 and 18 years old, and you want to be able to take the road test, you must have practiced driving on your learner’s permit for 180 days and you must have earned a Driver Education Student Completion Certificate and a Behind the-Wheel Student Completion Certificate before you can schedule a road test.

 6. Proof of Principal Residence

 7. Pass the required vision test.

 8. Pass a 25-question multiple choice written examination, please refer to Motorcycle Operator Manual.

 9. Payment of the appropriate fees. Refer to the Kauai County Fee Chart.

 

TEMPORARY INSTRUCTION PERMIT
You must have a motorcycle instruction permit when learning to operate a moped, motorcycle, or motor scooter on the public highways. Such permit will be issued to you when you have satisfactorily completed the preliminary tests and have met all other requirements. You cannot carry passengers or operate a motorcycle during the hours of darkness while learning to ride under a permit. Your permit may be renewed if you have taken a skill test prior to the expiration of the motorcycle instruction permit. If your permit expires before you take a skill test at least once, you must wait three months before applying for another motorcycle instruction permit. 

 

To apply for a class 3 Instruction Permit, the applicant must be at least fifteen (15) years and six (6) months of age. All applicants must present original or certified copies from our REAL ID Compliant Document List to prove the following:

 

  1. Proof of Legal Name - If your current name is different from the name shown on any document (examples: due to marriage, divorce, adoption, name change, naturalization certificate), you are required to provide "connecting documents" to establish the link between the names.
  2. Proof of Legal Presence.
  3. Proof of Social Security Number.

If you need a Social Security card, visit: Social Security Administration.

 4. Proof of Date of Birth.

 5. If the applicant is under eighteen (18) years of age:

  • Birth Certificate is required
  • An Affidavit must be submitted in connection with the desire of the aforesaid child to secure a license to drive. This affidavit must be witnessed by a person authorized to administer oaths and must signed as follows:
    • If both the father and mother of the applicant have custody, both the father and mother must sign the affidavit.
    • If only one parent has custody of the applicant, that custodial parent must sign.
    • If neither parent has custody of the applicant and the applicant has a custodial guardian(s), all the custodial guardian(s) must sign.
    • If neither parent has custody of the applicant and the applicant has no custodial guardian(s), a responsible person who is willing to assume the obligation may sign.

The person(s) who signed shall be jointly and severally liable with the minor applicant for any damages caused by such negligence or misconduct.

 6. Proof of Principal Residence.

 7. Pass the required vision test.

 8. Pass a 30 question multiple choice written General Driving Test Questions , please refer to the Hawaii Drivers Manual. If you obtain more than 6 errors, you will fail the examination and will be required to wait seven days before you are eligible to retake the examination. The appropriate examination fee will be collected before the test is administered. Failure to pass the examination shall not be grounds for a refund. Please refer to Kauai DMV for hours of exam issuance.

 9. Payment of the appropriate fees. Refer to the Kauai County Fee Chart.

 

To apply for a class 4 instruction permit, the applicant must present original or certified copies from our REAL ID Compliant Document List to prove the following:

  • Proof of Legal Name - If your current name is different from the name shown on any document (examples: due to marriage, divorce, adoption, name change, naturalization certificate), you are required to provide "connecting documents" to establish the link between the names.
  • Provide proof of Legal Presence.
  • Provide proof of Principal Residence.
  • Be of 21 Years of Age or Older.
  • Possess a Valid Class 3 Hawaii Driver’s License.
  • Pass the required vision test.
  • Submit a Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Certification.
Payment of the appropriate fee. Refer to the Kauai County Fee Chart..

To apply for an A, B or C Instruction Permit, the applicant must present original or certified copies from our REAL ID Compliant Document List to prove the following:

  • Proof of Legal Name - If your current name is different from the name shown on any document (examples: due to marriage, divorce, adoption, name change, naturalization certificate), you are required to provide "connecting documents" to establish the link between the names.
  1. Provide proof of Legal Presence.
  2. Provide proof of Principal Residence.
  3. Complete a Commercial Driver’s License Application that is also available at our Kauai DMV.
  4. Be 19 Years of Age or Older.  Note:  Applicants must be 21 years of age to apply and test for a CDL road test.
  5. Possess a Valid Class 3 Hawaii Driver’s License.
  6. Submit a completed Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Certification.
  7. Pass required knowledge tests, please refer to the Commercial Driver’s License Manual.
  8. Pass the required vision test.
  9. Submit proof of Hawaii Residency.
  10. Payment of the appropriate fees. Refer to the Kauai County Fee Chart..