LEARNER DRIVER'S LICENSES

Learner Licence Tests must be passed in order to get your Class 1 (car,) Class 2, orClass 5 Learner Licenses.

These tests must be passed at an approved NZ Transport Agency driver's licensing agency (currently the AA, some VTNZ.)

To pass these tests it is important that you study beforehand; we recommend www.drivingtests.co.nz and www.roadcodepractice.co.nz .

As well as general questions each Class of licence has specialist questions that you must also prepare for.

Below we have outlined the processes to getting your Learner Licences. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Note #1: If you get disqualified on your Class 4 and need to resit your Class 4 Licence then you will need to sit the Class 2 Learner Licence test to requalify.

Note #2: If you need to get a Class 3 (very rare) you need to sit the Class 5 Learner Licence Test to gain your Class 3 Learner Licence.

Note #3: For information specific to your own driver's licence please call the NZ Transport Agency hotline on 0800 822 422.

GETTING YOUR CLASS 1 LEARNER LICENCE:

  • Study the Official New Zealand Road Code (free online, click here .) 
  • Practice free and/or purchased official test questions online (see our Useful Links tab for links.)
  • Book, sit, and pass the theory test at a Licensing Agency (e.g. AA.)

The Class 1 Learner Licence test is a computer-based, multiple-choice theory test with 25 General questions and 10 Specialist light vehicle questions. To pass you must get 33 of the 35 questions correct.

GETTING YOUR CLASS 2 OR 5 LEARNER LICENCE:

There are four steps to getting your Class 2 or Class 5 Learner Licence, they are:

  • Study the Road Code for Heavy Vehicle Drivers (free online,click here.)
  • Practice free and/or purchased official test questions online (see our Useful Linkstab.)
  • Obtain anNZTA Medical(driver's licence medical)from your own doctor*.
  • Book, sit, and pass the theory test at a Licensing Agency (e.g. AA.)

The Class 2 and 5 Learner Licence tests are computer-based, multiple-choice theory tests with 25 General questionsand 10 Specialist heavy vehicle (either Class 2-4 or Class 3-5) questions. To pass you must get 33 of the 35 questions correct. To do this you should read the Road Code, paying particular attention to the General Questions and the Specialist Questions for Class 2 or Class 3-5 at the back of the Road Code, and practice test questions online. See our Useful Links tab for free test question sites and the purchase practice tests site.

*For your Medical you must book an appointment with your own doctor. Mention that it is for a Driver's Licence Medical when you book so that they book you enough time and so that they can ensure that they have the correct form in stock. If they do not they can order more forms for free from the NZTA (only doctors can get the form). Get your medical only when you are ready to sit the theory test, as the medical form is only valid for 60 days from the date it was done (is then valid for 5 years once it is applied to your licence, unless your medical condition changes.) If you have handed a medical form into a licensing agency in the previous 5 years you may not need to hand one in at this stage, please check with your local agency or by calling the NZTA on 0800 822 422.

Take the completed medical form, and the required form/s of identification (photo driver's licence or other accepted form/s) to a drivers licensing agency (e.g. AA,) fill out an application form, pay the required fee ($93.90*), and sit the theory test.

If you do not pass the first time study the Road Code and practice test questions more and try again, the cost to re-sit is $45.70*.

We are able to offer a Learner Licence theory/study course where an Instructor helps you prepare and study for your Learner Licence Test at a licensing agency. The cost to do this course is $295.00 including gst (current at April 2014) and it is booked one-on-one as required. This does not include the cost of your Learner Licence Test. Pleasecontact usfor more information. Free help is available, see below for information on The Learning Shop.

GETTING YOUR CLASS 4 LEARNER LICENCE:

There are two steps to getting your Class 4 Learner Licence, they are:

  • Obtain anNZTA Medical(driver's licence medical)from your own doctor*.
  • Apply at a Licensing Agency (e.g. AA.)

*For your Medical you must book an appointment with your own doctor. Mention that it is for a Driver's Licence Medical when you book so that they book you enough time and so that they can check that they have the correct form in stock. If they do not they can order more forms for free from the NZTA (only doctors can get the form). Get your medical only when you are ready to apply, as the medical form is only valid for 60 days from the date it was done (is then valid for 5 years once it is applied to your licence, unless your medical condition changes.) If you have handed a medical form into a licensing agency in the previous 5 years you may not need to hand one in at this stage, please check with your local agency or by calling the NZTA on 0800 822 422.

Take the completed medical form, and the required form/s of identification (photo driver's licence or other accepted forms) to a drivers licensing agency (e.g. AA,) fill out an application form, and pay the required fee ($48.20*.)

Note: If you have been disqualified and need to regain your Class 4 Learner Licence after disqualification then different information applies, see above.

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Once you have your Learner's Licence we can book you into driving lessons or an approved Class 2, 3, 4 or Class 5 Full Licence Course. Please also ensure you are already a competent manual vehicle driver if you intend to use PassRite's trucks for your heavy vehicle practical training and assessment.

*Costs, including licensing agency costs, are subject to change without notice. For current Licensing agency costs please see the NZTA website: http://www.nzta.govt.nz/licence/photo/fees-refunds.html. Current at April 2014.