Steps to Obtaining a License

This information should guide you through the process of getting a Guam license.
If you have a license from another place, there is a flow chart we will make available to help you determine where you are and what you need to do next.

1. First step is take class. Better Drivers offers class for $60. At the end of class you get a certificate which qualifies you to take the Gov. written test.

2. Take the paper to Dept of Revenue and Taxation, Department of Motor Vehicles.
Minors must have parent or legal guardian accompany them to DMV.
Even adults must present a licensed adult who will be responsible for the 50 hour supervised driving requirement.

At DMV you will need to fill out an application for a driver license. (download PDF here)
You will be required to show ID, one of the following: military ID, passport, Guam ID, alien registration card, firearms certificate.

If the minor's last name is different than the parent, he/she must present a birth certificate.

You will have to show your SS card. If you don't have one, go to SS office and apply for one. You can use the receipt to show DMV.

You will take an eye test. If you wear glasses, be sure to bring them.

Make an appointment for the written test.

The written test is administered at University of Guam, but the venue there often changes. Days and times change, too. So be sure to be there at the appointed time and place. Do not miss your appointment, or you will be penalized 60 days before you are allowed to re-register for the test!

The following Wednesday, results are posted on a bulletin board at UOG. If your name is posted, you passed and have a learner's permit waiting for you at DMV. If your name is not there, it means you failed the test. If you fail the test, you have to wait a month before you can retake the test.

****However, we know too many people who waited a month thinking they failed because their name was not on the list. The permit sat at DMV for a month because the bulletin board list was incomplete. We recommend you just go to DMV and pick up your permit.****

Now you have your permit and can legally drive as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver. In fact, you are required to drive for 50 hours, ten of which need to be night-time (after 7 PM).

Your permit is valid for 2 years. Check the dates on your permit to avoid confusion.

You must wait 6 months before you are eligible for the driving test.

During the six month mandatory waiting period, you must observe the following requirements and restrictions:

--50 hours supervised driving, 10 of them after 7 PM. This must be done with your designated supervisor. This person will be on record at DMV as your designated driver, and will be required to certify that you did complete the required driving.

--8 hours of driving lessons. Click here for our rates for driving lessons.

--You must have a perfect driving record for six months. No traffic violations, no at-fault crashes, and zero tolerance alcohol. That means your BAC level must remain below .02%
(A single drink can put you above that level).

After six months, you are eligible for the driving test, provided you have a certificate of completion from a DMV-approved driving school.

To make your appointment for the driving test, you must present your ID, your learner's permit and your certificate from your driving school.

When you pass the driving test, you will be given an Intermediate License.

During the intermediate stage, you must have a perfect driving record for one full year. There are also restrictions on nighttime driving.

If you are <18,>18, the limit is midnight every night. After midnight, you must be accompanied by a licensed driver.

After a year of maintaining a perfect driving record, you may apply for a full license.


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