After passing your road test, you can change your Instruction Permit and apply for your Probationary Driver License.
Wisconsin Driver License Application (MV3001)
- Be enrolled in a school program or high school equivalency program and are not a habitual truant or have graduated from high school graduation equivalency or are enrolled in a home-based private education program
- Pay the necessary
- You will leave the DMV Service Center with your driving receipt and your Probationary License will arrive by mail within 10 days
- You will be able to drive with your driving receipt
If your road test is scheduled outside of
service centers hours, you will not be able to get your probationary license immediately after passing. You will either have to return to the DMV when it’s open or
apply online 24 hours after passing. Check the
DMV customer service centers for a complete listing of the days and times when our offices are open to the public.
Restrictions of the probationary license
Drivers between 16 - 18 years old have additional restrictions on their probationary license. These restrictions can also be called
Graduated Driver License (GDL) restrictions.
Drivers under 18 have the following GDL restrictions during the
first nine months or until they turn 18 after obtaining a probationary license.
From 5 a.m. to midnight, you can drive alone and go anywhere.
- Any number of immediate family members can ride along as well as
one of the following people:
One person who holds a valid, regular license with at least two years of licensed driving experience and who is:
- a qualified instructor or
- spouse 19 or older, or
- a person 21 or older
One other person
From midnight to 5 a.m., you can drive alone only IF driving between home, school and/or work. The same people listed immediately above can ride along, too.
If driving anywhere else,
one of the following people
must be seated in the front passenger seat:
- A parent or legal guardian, or
One person with a valid, regular license with two years of licensed driving experience and who is:
- a qualified instructor, or
- a spouse 19 or older, or
- a person 21 or older
- In addition, any number of the driver’s immediate family members and one other person may ride along.
Restrictions will be extended six months if:
- You are convicted of a moving traffic violation,
- You violate any of the restrictions,
- Your license is suspended or revoked for any reason
Graduated Driver License (GDL) and teen driving requirements