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How to get an Oregon Learners Permit

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

OR Learners Permit Rules and Requirements

Find out the steps to get your OR 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 Oregon Driver's Manual. Think you know the material? Take our DMV practice test now and test your driving knowledge.

First Time Drivers

Under Oregon DMV guidelines, you must be at least 15 years old to apply for a instruction learners Permit. All applicants are required pass a written exam and vision test in order to obtain the permit. You then must hold the learners permit for 6 months prior to applying for a provisional driver's license.

Prepare for the Written Knowledge Test

The Oregon DOT 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 Oregon practice permit test now and test your driving knowledge.

Required Paperwork for your Instruction Permit

Before you head to the Oregon DMV Office, make sure you have all of the following required documents to get your instruction 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 permit phase, the licensee must complete 50 hours of driving time, 100 if the licensee has not yet taken driver education.

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 midnight to 5 AM. For the first 6 months, the licensee isn't allowed to have more one than passengers under the age of 20, for the second 6 months, the licensee may not have more than 3 passengers under the age of 20.

In order to get full driving privileges in Oregon for removing nighttime driving and passenger restrictions, the applicant must be at least 17 years old.

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