Wyoming Provisional License: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Getting a driver’s license is an exciting milestone for teenagers, but the process can be complicated and confusing. Deciding which type of driver’s permit to acquire and understanding what paperwork will be required are both important considerations when getting started.

The second stage in Wyoming’s graduated licensing program has new drivers upgrading their learner’s permit into a provisional license.

Requirements to upgrade are the following:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have held a learner’s permit for at least 10 days
  • Got 50 hours of behind-the-wheel experience¬†(10 at night)

Getting an intermediate license gives drivers greater driving privileges in the state. This article shares the steps for upgrading the permit into a provisional one.

How to Get a WY Intermediate License

A trip to a WY DOT office is the next step once drivers meet their requirements. It’s recommended you make an appointment to take your driving test before going.

The permit holder will do the following:

  1. Turn in their learner’s permit
  2. Complete a Wyoming Driver License Card Application (FSDL-705)
  3. Have a parent or guardian sign the application, then submit it
  4. Show proofs of identification
  5. Submit a Behind-the-Wheel Certification (FSGDL-01)
  6. Pass their tests:
    1. Vision
    2. Driving
  7. Pay the licensing fee (usually $40)

Complete these steps and the provisional license is yours!

About the Driving Test

The driving test shouldn’t catch you by surprise if you’ve practiced (as it’s a requirement). You’ll show your behind-the-wheel skills and, if everything goes well, your examiner will clear you for safe driving.

Provisional License Driving Restrictions

You’re not quite there with unrestricted driving privileges. With the provisional, you’ll need to follow these rules when driving:

  • You may drive unsupervised between 5 AM and 11 PM
  • You may not have more than 1 passenger under 18 years old (unless family)

And, of course, follow any and all of the state’s road rules when driving!

Upgrading to an Unrestricted WY License

The final step of the graduated licensing program has you upgrading a provisional license into an unrestricted (adult) license.

You may upgrade after meeting these requirements:

  • Be 16 1/2 years old, held a provisional for 6 months, and passed a driver’s ed course
  • Be 17 years old, held a provisional for 6 months

You will return to the WY DOT office to complete the licensing application. You’ll resubmit the FSDL-705 form, show your¬†proof of ID, and pay the fee to upgrade.

Want a more detailed guide to applying for a license? See our Wyoming Adult Licensing Guide for the full details.