How to Get Your Drivers License in Oklahoma

Are you an Oklahoma resident who’s ready to get your license? Great! We’ve broken the process down with a step-by-step guide for how to get your Oklahoma drivers license, whether you’re a new teen driver or 18+.

new driver

If you’re a teen driver:

Step 1: Get your learner’s permit

To get a learner’s permit, you must be at least 15 ½ years old and enrolled in an approved drivers ed class. If you're not enrolled in drivers ed, you must wait until you're 16 years old to apply.

All approved driver’s education courses must include:

  • 30 hours of classroom instruction
  • 50 hours minimum of behind-the-wheel driving for a standard driver's education course or 55 hours for a Parent-Taught Driver's Ed (PTDE) program

Step 2: Take the written exam

Once you’ve completed your driver’s ed course (or turned 16), you can take the written exam. Be sure you bring the following to the exam office:

  • Parent or legal guardian
  • Proof of enrollment OR proof of completing a driver education course (if you're 15 ½ years old)
  • Birth certificate (or other primary ID)
  • Social Security card (or secondary ID)
  • Documentation of current enrollment in a secondary or vocational-technical school, or proof of GED enrollment or completion
  • $4 application fee

Step 3: Start behind-wheel-training

Once you get your learner’s permit, you can start behind-the-wheel training. You must complete:

  • At least 50 or 55 hours of supervised driving
  • 10 of those hours must be at night with a licensed driver at least 21 years old who has had their license for at least 2 years

Step 4: Take the driving test once you’re 16

Once you’ve have had a learner's permit for at least 6 months, you can apply for an Oklahoma intermediate license by taking the driving test. Be sure to bring the following to the driving test:

  • Learner's permit
  • An Affidavit of Driver Training form DPS 300 documenting your driving hours
  • Birth certificate (or other primary ID)
  • Social Security card (or secondary ID)
  • Documentation of current enrollment in a secondary or vocational-technical school, or a diploma or GED
  • Parent or legal guardian
  • $38.50 license fee
  • $4 application fee
  • Registration and proof of auto insurance for the vehicle you’ll be using for the test

Step 5: Get your driver’s license!

Congratulations! You can get your license once you’ve completed driver’s ed, held your intermediate license for at least 6 months, and have had no traffic convictions on your driving record during this time.

teen driver

If you’re 18+:

Step 1: Apply for a drivers license in person

First, you’ll have to apply for a drivers license in person at your local Oklahoma DPS office. You’ll need to present the following documentation when you go in:

  • 1 document showing primary identification (like a birth certificate or U.S. passport)
  • 1 document showing secondary identification (like a Social Security card or high school diploma)
  • Social Security number (SSN)
  • Proof of your name change (if applicable)
  • Proof of your car insurance
  • Payment for the required fee:

  • Younger than 62 years old: $38.50

  • 62 years old: $21.25
  • 63 years old: $17.50
  • 64 years old: $13.75
  • 65 years old and older: Free
  • All applicants pay a $4 application fee

Be sure to check the Oklahoma DPS website for a complete list of required and accepted documents.

Step 2: Take and pass the written test

The written knowledge exam will be based on information found in the Oklahoma Driver's Manual, including drug and alcohol laws, traffic laws and safe driving. If you fail your written test, you’ll need to wait at least 1 day before you can retake it.

Step 3: Take and pass the vision test.

Seeing is slightly important to your ability to drive.

Step 4: Take and pass the driving test.

If you fail the driving test, you must wait at least 1 day before retaking the exam. You can only fail 3 times within 30 days of your first try. All attempts following this must be 30 days apart.

Krista Doyle
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