Step 1. Confirm Parent Eligibility
The state of Oklahoma requires that young drivers beginning the process to obtain a learner’s permit before they turn 15 ½, must go through a graduated license program. That means you’ll need to purchase and begin driver’s ed before you go in for your permit.
The state gives you a few options for driver’s ed: a commercial driver’s course, a secondary driver’s education course, or parent-taught driver’s ed. This last option, parent-taught, allows you the most freedom and flexibility with your training. You can practice and learn on your own time, at your own pace, and with the comfort of your own parent/guardian as your instructor.
Aceable offers a parent-taught driver’s ed package to help guide the two of you through all of the necessary lessons and rules-of-the-road you’ll need to become an experienced learner’s permit holder and eventually obtain your license.
However, before you begin, the state must approve your parent/guardian as an eligible instructor. Simply submit a Parent taught Affidavit found on page 9 on this document. Complete the form and mail it to the address listed at the bottom of the page to receive confirmation.
Step 2. Begin your Aceable Driver’s Ed and Complete Chapter 1
Once your parent or guardian has been approved as an eligible instructor, you’re ready to begin driver’s ed. Sign up with Aceable and begin your coursework!
What to expect:
- 30 hours of engaging, entertaining, interactive coursework that will familiarize you with safe driving tips, road sign awareness, general rules or the road, and more!
- The ability to pause your progress and resume whenever is convenient
- 6 months of free Allstate Roadside Assistance included
- Unlimited practice tests and study tools
- A certificate of completion mailed directly to your door when you complete your 30 hours
- Curriculum for your behind-the-wheel training
Step 3. Obtain your Learner’s Permit
Once you turn 15 ½ years old, you may apply for your OK learner’s permit. Keep in mind that you must be either enrolled in driver’s ed at that time or finished with driver’s ed to qualify.
What to expect:
- A written exam covering road rules, road signs, and safety tips.
- Aceable chapter 1 will prepare you for the exam
- Use the unlimited practice tests in Aceable’s “Study Tools” to ensure success
- A vision test
- Proof of purchase of driver’s ed to verify enrollment
- A Primary ID
- A Secondary ID
- Your Social Security number
- A School letter verifying enrollment and attendance with a primary reading test if you’re in 8th grade
Acceptable documents of proof are listed here.
Upon completion of your written exam, if you pass you will receive a form that you must take to a tag agency. There you will have to pay the $4 learner’s permit fee. You will need to pay this fee again for your first retake should you fail your initial attempt at the exam.
Step 4. It’s time to get Behind the Wheel
Now that you have your permit, it’s time to start logging that drive time! The state requires that you complete 50 hours of driving training, 10 of which are at night, with your parent/guardian instructor in the car. You must always be accompanied by an adult who is licensed, over the age of 21, and sitting in the passenger seat when you drive. You are strictly prohibited from driving alone with your permit.
Time restrictions apply to your permit as well; you may only drive from 5 am to 10 pm.
Step 5. Get your Intermediate Driver’s License
Once you turn 16 you are finally eligible for your intermediate driver’s license! This is an exciting time and a new level of freedom is fast approaching! Make sure that you have all your ducks in a row so that when you turn 16, you’re ready to go.
To get your license, you’ll need:
- To have completed driver’s ed. You are not required to submit your certificate of completion but you will need all of the content accessible in the curriculum to ace your driving exam
- Your learner’s permit
- Proof of completed drive time via the Affidavit of Driver Training
- Make sure your parent wait to sign the document until present before the drive-test examiner OR that you have their signature notarized on the form prior to attending your driver’s test
- Documentation of current enrollment, a GED, or employment
- $38.50 for the license fee and $4 for the application fee
- Registration and proof of insurance for the vehicle you plan to take the road test in
Understand your restrictions:
- You may only drive between the hours of 4:30 am and 9:00 pm
- You may only drive with 1 passenger who does not live in your home
- You may drive at any hour if accompanied by a licensed driver over the age of 21
After 6 months with your Intermediate License, if you have not received any traffic convictions on your driving record in that time, your restrictions will be lifted and your license will be upgraded to a class D.
Congratulations on reaching the end to this long and exciting journey! We are so happy you chose Aceable to guide you along the way. Be safe out there, keep your restrictions in mind as you go, and enjoy your life on the road!