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Here are several steps to earning your license in New Mexico. This is what you can expect from our state-approved, pre-licensing program.

STAGE 1

Instructional Permit

  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Obtain parental or guardian consent.
  • Provide identification and other documentation required by MVD.
  • Have completed or be enrolled in a state-approved driver education program.
  • Pass a written and vision test.
  • Pay an applcation fee.

Once a permit is obtained, a teen must:

  • Hold the instructional permit for at least six months.
  • Complete a state-approved driver education program.
  • Drive with an adult 21 or older who has been licensed for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Complete 50 hours of supervised driving, including 10 hours at night.
  • Maintain a clean driving record for the 90 days.
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STAGE 2

Provisional License

  • Complete stage 1 successfully.
  • Be at least 15 1/2 years old.
  • Pass a behind-the wheel driving test.

Once the provisional license is issued, following coditions apply:

  • Teen driver must hold provisional license for at least 12 months.
  • Unless a licensed driver age 21 or older is in the vehicle, a provisional driver may not have more than 1 passenger under the age of 21 who is not immediate family.
  • The teen driver may not operate a vehicle between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. unless accompanied by a licensed driver over the age of 21. Exceptions are permitted for school, employment, family, and medical need or religious functions. (License must carry a statement)

STAGE 3

Full License

  • Complete stage 2 successfully.
  • Have not been convicted of a traffic violation 90 days preceding application for a full license.
  • Have not had any traffic violations pending at the time of application for a driver license.
  • Have not been found guilty or have an offense pending involving the use of alcohol or drugs during the provisional period.