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When your friend gets last-minute Cubs tickets or finds “the best deep-dish pizza in all of Chicago,” you’ll be ready to grab your keys and go – if you have your driver’s license or motorcycle classification. The first step is to pass a written knowledge test. (If you’re interested in driving cars, you’ll have to obtain an instruction permit if you’re under 18; otherwise, it’ll be optional. If your goal is to ride motorcycles, you may take a knowledge test either at a Driver Services Facility or as part of an approved motorcycle rider education course.) Whichever type of motor vehicle you wish to operate, whichever knowledge tests you need to pass, we’ve pulled some things together to help you out! Below, you can find the official handbooks to study and a variety of practice tests to take. The questions on our practice tests resemble those on the official knowledge tests, so you’ll learn what to expect on the official tests.

Refineries all over the state of Illinois means that there is a lucrative career in hauling refined oil. If this, or any of the other careers that require an Illinois commercial driver’s license (CDL) in the Prairie State interest you, you’ll want to be prepared for the exam. Luckily we have everything covered from fees to cheat sheets and questions to make sure that you are fully ready to pass on your first visit. The license application is $50 with endorsements like passenger and school busses, doubles/triples, tank vehicles, hazardous materials, or air brake restriction removal Skills being an additional $5 each. A bus driver permit is another $4. Exams for Class A vehicles include 70 questions and a skill test. There are also skill tests and questions for each endorsement. Know what they will ask and what they will ask you with our help. Start preparing today!

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Illinois Driver’s License & Permit FAQ

How Can I Apply for my IL Driver’s License? Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What age should I be in order to apply for a learner’s permit in Illinois?

    You should be at least 15 before applying for your Illinois learner’s permit.
  • What documents should I have when I go to apply for my license in Illinois?

    Here’s a full list of acceptable documents. You will need to provide:
    • Proof of Legal Name
    • Social Security Number
    • Proof of Birth
    • Proof of Residency
    • Proof of Written Signature
  • Where do I go to apply for a driver’s license in Illinois?

    Go to your nearest Secretary of State office. Find one near you here.
  • How do I contact my nearest Illinois SOS office?

    You may call 888-261-5238. Here’s a list of each office location.
  • Who should bring me for my knowledge test in Illinois?

    If you’re under 18, it’d be best for your parents to bring you.
  • Does Illinois require a physical in order to get a license?

    You are not required to get a physical, however, you must file a medical report form filled out by your doctor if you have a medical or mental condition.
  • Will I need a vision test when I go for my Illinois driver’s license?

    Yes. You must pass a vision test. You may also submit a vision specialist report filled out by your optometrist, ophthalmologist or physician.
  • Where do I go to get my driver’s license picture taken?

    Your picture will be taken at the SOS office the same day.
  • What’s the next step after I apply for my Illinois permit?

    Once you’ve gotten your permit, it’s time to practice. If you are under 18, you should be working on completing your driver’s education course. Also, you should be getting 50 hours of behind the wheel training with 10 of those hours being at night.
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