This Step: Get a Drivers License
Get a Drivers License in Oklahoma
A) Ensure You’re Eligible to Apply for a Driver’s License
Teens working their way through the GDL program must hold their Oklahoma learner permit for at least six months before taking the driving test. You must also have completed driver’s education, your required practice hours and be at least 16 years old.
If you are 18 or older and not in the state’s GDL program, you can take your road test once you feel you have spent enough time developing your road skills. First, you must make a road test appointment.
B) Make a Driving Test Appointment
You must contact an Oklahoma Driver License Examining Office to schedule a road test. In order to take the test, you must have already passed the vision screening and written test. If you cannot get a hold of an office employee by phone, you must book your appointment in person during office hours.
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C) Gather Required Documents and Oklahoma License Fees
When applying for your driver’s license, be prepared with the following:
- Primary and secondary proofs of identity
- Proof of legal name and birth date
- Proof of residency
- Proof of legal presence in the United States; see the state’s resource on proof of identity and legal presence for more on the above requirements
- 50 Hour Driver Training Affidavit (if applicable)
- Driver Education Certificate (if younger than 18 years old)
- A valid tag and security verification form for your driving test vehicle*
- Driver license fee (see the OK Driver’s Manual for a list of fees)
*You must provide a driving test vehicle that is currently registered and in proper mechanical condition. Before your road test begins, an examiner will inspect the vehicle to ensure it’s is in good condition.
D) Take the Road Test
Head to the testing facility with a licensed driver. There’s no need go inside for testing or processing; simply wait in a parking lot spot designated for road testers until the examiner comes out to meet you. The road test itself takes approximately 25 minutes.
Road Test Retakes
If you fail the road test, you have two more tires to pass it. You must wait at least one day in between driving exams or as instructed by the examiner. If you fail the test a third time, you have to wait 30 more days before the Department will administer another road test. The fourth (and subsequent) exams will not be given more than one time every thirty days.
E) Get Your Oklahoma Driver's License
After passing the vision, written and road tests and meeting all the requirements, the Driver Examiner will give you a form stating:
- The type of license you have earned (see below)
- Any restrictions that go along with your particular license
You can obtain your drivers license from an Oklahoma tag agency. Here, a clerk will take your picture, collect your fees and issue you one of the following types of Oklahoma drivers licenses. If you have a Social Security number, bring your card or number with you when you apply. Keep in mind the number will not appear on your license.
Restricted Driver License
If you are younger than 18, you’ll receive a restricted driver’s license.
Class D License
If you are 18 or older, you’ll receive a full license Class D license, free of any GDL restrictions.