To get a permit? No. If you're over 18, you take the test I took to get your permit. You then use that permit to get behind-the-wheel experience. Your permit expires after one year. So somewhere in that year, you go in and take another written test (written meaning multiple choice), and a behind-the-wheel test. After that I get my license.
If you're under 18, it's a similar process. The only main differences being that you have to have a certain amount of hours driving with your permit, and you must have your permit for a minimum of six months.