Attention All Students Operating Motor Vehicles!
To get an Arkansas driver’s license, you must pass a written examination and a driving test. The test study guide can be found by clicking here. The written test is given at the Hughes Center (located at the corner of Knoxville and Parkway, 1000 East Parkway) on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8:00 a.m. and the driving test is given on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 1:00 p.m. These are the only test times. You cannot schedule another test date or time. You must be on time for the test or you will be asked to come on another day.
If you pass the written test, you are given a 6 month driving permit which allows you to legally practice driving. You must take the driving test within this 6 month period or request an extension before the permit expires.
Please bring your passport, I-94 card, I-20, Tech ID and Arkansas State ID Card (if you have one) to the Hughes Center. If you do not have these items, you cannot take the test.
The written test takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour. It is a multiple choice test.
IMPORTANT: You may use an international driver’s license in conjunction with your home country license to drive for 6 months in Arkansas, but you must have both. An international driver’s license is not valid and is not recognized by Arkansas State Police without having a license from your home country. After 6 months you must apply for an Arkansas driver’s license. If you have a driver’s license from another state and move to Arkansas you have 30 days to transfer to an Arkansas license.
Never drive without a valid driver’s license and valid car insurance!
Remember orientation information about the new seat belt and cell phone laws.