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Applying for a drivers license in Louisiana is quite easy and is very similar to applying for a license in any other state. Every first time drivers license applicant is required to take a knowledge test, go through vision screening and complete the a driving test to prove that he is able to operate a vehicle safely. Louisiana applications for driver licenses are processed by the Office of Motor Vehicles, however some of the testing tasks are performed by third-party testing centers. Those who are applying for the Louisiana driver license before reaching the age of 17 years will need to meet graduated license requirements before attaining a full unrestricted driving license.
Every teenager who wishes to obtain a license in Louisiana must start by applying for a Louisiana learners permit. And when we say teenager, we mean a person under 17 years of age, since this is the age group covered by the state's graduated license program. Those who wish to obtain full driving privileges and are at least 17 years of age and not required to apply for a Louisiana driver's permit, but may still wish to do so since possession of a learners permit will allow them to practice driving before taking a road skills test. Every learners permit applicant in Louisiana, no matter the age, is required to take a permit test and a vision exam before being issued with a permit.