Mama’s Gonna Buy You…
No, I didn’t have to take the written test or a driving test in order to get my new license.
New residents of Pennsylvania who hold a valid driver’s license from another state in the United States must get a Pennsylvania Driver’s License within 60 days after moving to PA and surrender their out-of-state driver’s license and/or ID card. If you are a new resident of Pennsylvania and your prior state’s driver’s license has been expired for more than six months or you do not possess your prior state’s driver’s license you will be required to apply for a PA Learner’s Permit and take the Vision, Knowledge and Road Tests.
It is, however, recommended that such a driver obtain the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual in order to “help you become a safe driver and enjoy your driving privilege in our beautiful state.” I picked one up on my way out of the PennDot Driver License Center.
Which was a very good idea. Because this is something you just don’t see in the California Driver Handbook.