New Mexico Provisional License

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How do I get a New Mexico Provisional License?

Are you ready to upgrade from your Permit? Here’s some information on what is required to obtain a provisional driver’s license in New Mexico.

A person 15 fifteen years and six months of age or older may apply for a provisional license if they have completed a driver education course approved by the Traffic Safety Bureau that includes a DWI prevention and education component. A provisional license entitles the licensee to operate a motor vehicle between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and midnight.

An applicant for a provisional driver’s license must be at least 15½ years of age and must have:

  • held a learner’s permit for at least six months.
  • not been cited for a traffic violation that is pending at the time of application.
  • successfully completed a practice driving component, including no less than 50 hours of actual driving by the applicant, including no less than 10 hours of night driving.
  • passed a road skills exam or taken a road skills exam with an MVD-contracted Driver Education School. We recommend Premier School of Driving.
  • provide a Certificate of Completion if the road skills exam is given by an MVD-contracted Driver Education School. The test scores are entered on the certificate of completion and also recorded on the driver application.
  • If the provisional license is for a minor, a parent or guardian over the age of 21 must come in and provide their driver’s license or ID.

 Feel free to contact us, one of our friendly MVD agents will be happy to answer any questions you may have!