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Get a Drivers License in Oregon

A) Make Sure You're Eligible for a Driver's License

Oregon Provisional License

OR Get a Drivers License

You're eligible to apply if:

  • You're at least 16 to 17 years old
  • You've held your permit for at least 6 months
  • You've completed the state's driving requirement of 50 hours and have proof of completing a state-approved driver education course; or you've completed 100 hours of supervised driving without enrolling in drivers ed

Oregon Class C License

You may apply if you're at least 18 years old.

B) Make a Road Test Appointment With the Oregon DMV

Road tests are by appointment only. Call your local DMV office.

Find Your Local DMV Office

C) Gather Required Documents and Oregon License Fees

Bring to the road test:

The test will be rescheduled if you arrive without all required documents.

D) Take the Road Test

It is recommended that you arrive at the test site at least 15 minutes early. During the road test you will be graded on:

  • Driving in traffic
  • Obeying traffic signals and signs
  • Stopping
  • Backing up
  • Judging distance
  • Parking
  • Yielding to pedestrians

Retake Road Test

You must wait 28 days, if younger than 18 years old. Or 7 days if 18 years old or older.

E) Get Your Oregon Driver's License After Passing Road Test

OR Provisional License

You must obey the following driving restrictions:

First 6 Months

  • No passengers under 20 years old (family members exempt)
  • No driving between midnight and 5 a.m. unless:
    ―Accompanied by a licensed driver 25 years old or older
    ―Driving between home and work
    ―Driving to and from a school function with limited transportation options

Second Six Months

  • No driving with more than 3 non-family passengers under 20 years old
  • No driving between midnight and 5 a.m. unless:
    ―Accompanied by a licensed driver 25 years old or older
    ―Driving between home and work
    ―Driving to and from a school function with limited transportation options

NOTE: Passenger restrictions do not apply, for either time period, if accompanied by a licensed parent, guardian or driving instructor.

OR Class C License

No driving restrictions.

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