To obtain an Oklahoma driver’s permit (otherwise known as learner’s permit), students under the age of 16 must have already enrolled in driver education (also known as driver ed). Students must be at least 15½ years old to apply. If an individual has already turned 16, driver ed is not required for a permit.
Once the student is ready for the application process, he/she will need to go to a Driver License Examiner. A vision and written exam will be given. To help you with the written portion, it is highly advised that you study the Oklahoma Driver’s Manual. Upon successful completion of the exams, students will receive a form to take to a tag agency. The permit will be issued after a fee has been paid.
You will need to have the following at the Driver License Examiner:
- Two forms of documentation to show proof of identification for a United States citizen
- Your Social Security card
- Documentation of legal name change (if applicable)
- If you are under 18 years old:
- A Parent or Legal Guardian must be present
- Documentation of school enrollment or attendance in a secondary/vocational school and a document of completion for the 8th Grade Reading Proficiency Test are required
- For ages 15½-16, documentation showing current enrollment in a driver ed course, a contract from a commercial school, or a Parent-Taught Driver Education (PTDE) affidavit is required. Once you purchase First Time Driver Oklahoma Parent-Taught Driver Education, you will receive an e-mailed registration receipt that can be used as proof of enrollment.
If you are over 16 years old, driver ed is not required but is recommended.
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