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How to get an Oklahoma Learners Permit

Oklahoma Learner's Permit
  • Oklahoma Learner's Permit Guidelines
  • How to Prepare for the Written Exam
  • Required ID and Paperwork

OK Learners Permit Rules and Requirements

Find out the steps to get your OK driving permit, pass your DMV written test and the required paperwork to bring to the DMV office to get your driver's license.

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All applicants need to be familiar with the Oklahoma Driver's Manual. Think you know the material? Take our DMV practice test now and test your driving knowledge.

First Time Drivers

Under Oklahoma drivers license guidelines, you must be 15 ½ years old before you can apply for a learners permit. For the learner's permit, the licensee must currently be receiving instruction or has completed driver education. Without driver education, the age requirement is raised to 16.

All applicants are required pass a written exam and vision test, plus enrolled in an approved driver education course in order to obtain the permit. You then must hold the learners permit for one year from the issue date and log 40 hours of driving time prior to applying for a driver license.

Prepare for the Written Exam

The Oklahoma DPS requires that all applicants must pass a written exam on traffic signs, motor vehicle laws and safe driving techniques. If you fail the exam, some states require you to wait until at least the next day to take the test again and charge a re-examination fee.

All new drivers are encouraged to study for this driver education exam so you don't miss the opportunity to get your learners permit as soon as you reach the approved age. Online practice tests are available that provide real sample questions from the DMV Exam - Take the Oklahoma practice permit test now and test your driving knowledge.

Required Paperwork for your Learners Permit

Before you head to the Oklahoma DPS office, make sure you have all of the following required documents to get your learners permit:

  • Identification and Proof of Age
  • Proof of Social Security Number
  • Proof of residence address
  • Parental Consent
  • Payment for application fee

On the Road

During the learners permit phase, the licensee must complete 50 hours of driving time, 10 of which should be for nighttime driving.

Before applying for an intermediate license, the driver must be at least 16 years old. The nighttime restriction for an intermediate license is not being allowed to drive between the hours of 10 PM to 5 AM. The licensee is not allowed to have more than one passenger at a time.

Both nighttime driving and passenger restrictions for Oklahoma may be removed at the age of 16 years and 6 months, 17 if the licensee has not taken driver education.

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