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    Get a Drivers License in Oregon

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

    Oregon Provisional License

    You're eligible to apply if:

    • You're at least 16 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 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 12 a.m. 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 6 months

    • No driving with more than 3 passengers (non family) under 20 years old
    • No driving between 12 a.m. 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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