All drivers must have a valid unexpired license from one of the United States or a valid, unexpired International license. You may drive legally with a license from your home country if you also have an international license (both are required).
The State of Arkansas requires that you obtain an Arkansas driver’s license if you will be in the state for more than 6 months.
To get an Arkansas driver’s license you must pass both a written test (taken on a computer), and an actual driving test.
Where to go to take your driver’s license written and driving tests
Arkansas State Police Driver Testing Services 1120 W Monroe Ave. Lowell, AR 72745 Phone: 751-3619 Hours: 8:00-11:00 and 1:00-4:00
No driving tests will be issued if it is raining or the roads are wet.
Where to go to get your license after you have passed your tests
Arkansas Revenue Office 3086 M.L.K. Jr Blvd Fayetteville, AR 72704 Phone: 442-7691 Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30-5:30
The written part of the Arkansas driver’s license test is available in English and Spanish. Other English language learners may bring a dictionary of English to your native language to the test, but you may not have an interpreter with you.
For the driving part of the test, an interpreter may ride along in the back seat while you drive.