Missouri Driver’s License Requirements

To get a driver’s license in Missouri, you’ll need four samples of identification, and pass knowledge, vision, and road tests.
Written by Drew Waterstreet
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
To get your Class F driver’s license in
, you must be at least 16 years old and be able to provide four (4) categories of valid identification. You’ll also need to complete a driver’s education course, a vision test, a knowledge exam, and your final road test.
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What are the requirements for a driver’s license in Missouri?

First and foremost, you have to be at least 16 years old to apply for a driver’s license in Missouri. Before visiting the
Missouri Department of Revenue website
or a
physical office
to start your driver’s license application, you're going to want to collect some documents
Missouri requires you to validate four forms of identification. Some documents apply to multiple categories of identification. Here are the categories:
  • Identity: passport, birth certificate
  • Lawful status: passport, birth certificate
  • Social Security Number: SSN card, W-2 form, pay stub with SSN and name
  • Proof of Missouri Residency: utility bills, voter registration card, bank statement
These are just the primary examples of what you can bring with you, but here is the
full list of acceptable documents
. In addition, you are required to pay an application fee between $11 and $27 depending on whether or not you’re a new driver or new to the area.
Now that you’ve collected all the appropriate documents, let’s take a look at the additional requirements for young drivers and out-of-state applicants.

What are the requirements for young drivers?

In addition to the aforementioned documents, young Missouri applicants must complete a driver’s education program.
You may obtain a learner's permit as soon as you turn 15 under parental consent—but only after passing the vision test and preliminary
road sign recognition
test. During your learning stage, you will be required to log 40 hours of supervised driving—10 of which need to be nighttime driving. 
This permit is valid for up to 12 months, but you need to have it for a minimum of 182 days. Once you’ve completed all of the supervised driving requirements, you’re ready to take your tests (more on that later) and get your
Intermediate driver’s license

What are the requirements for out-of-state drivers?

Moving to Missouri and looking to update your driver’s license? We got you covered. All you have to do is apply with the previously mentioned four categories of acceptable IDs. No other tests are required.

How to get a driver’s license in Missouri

For new drivers: take the TLSAE course

To prepare for taking on the road before getting your learner’s permit, you’ll need to take a
Traffic Law and Substance Abuse Education Course (TLSAE)
. This course is designed to reduce the risk of alcohol-related accidents in young drivers. 
It also serves as a basic introduction to Missouri traffic laws.

Vision test

Missouri requires all of its drivers to take a vision test before hitting the road. 
Here are the standard requirements to pass: 
  • 20/40 vision in either one or both eyes
  • Peripheral reading at least 55 degrees in each eye or 85 degrees in one eye
If you need corrective lenses to pass, that’s completely fine—you’ll just need to wear them whenever you drive.

Knowledge exam

To receive a Missouri Class F driver’s license, you must pass a computerized multiple-choice knowledge exam that tests your understanding of the rules of the road. 
Answering 20/25 correctly will be acknowledged as a passing score. The best way to prepare is to review some
practice material
. Once you’re feeling confident in your knowledge, schedule your appointment
After passing your vision and knowledge tests, you’ll be issued a Form 100 to show confirmation of completion, and you’ll be another step closer to freeway freedom.

Road test

The road test is the final step before you move from a learner’s permit to an intermediate license. This behind-the-wheel exam will put your driving capabilities and understanding of the road systems to the test. A passing score is 70% in Missouri.
Find a location to take your road test with the
Missouri State Highway Patrol
. No appointments are required, so you could walk right in—and walk out a licensed driver!

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To receive a Missouri Class F driver's license, you must be able to present four categories of validating identification. These include your identity, lawful status, SSN, and proof of Missouri residency.
A Missouri Class F driver’s license after you turn 18 will cost you $13.50 (up to 3 years) or $27 (up to 6 years). Intermediate licenses cost $11 and learner’s permits cost $7.
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