This Step: Get a Learner Permit
Get a Learner Permit in Oregon
All Oregon teens older than 15 but younger than 18 must hold a provisional instruction permit before getting behind the wheel. Teens 18 or older require a Class C instruction permit.
A) Ace a Few DMV Permit Practice Tests
You'll want to prepare for the written test by taking multiple practice exams. All questions, both in form and content, mirror those found on the actual permit test. Questions and answers are directly based on information covered in Oregon's Driver Manual.
B) Gather Required Documents and Oregon Permit Fees
Bring to the DMV on the day of your test:
- A completed Driver Permit Application
- Proof of full legal name
- Proof of Social Security number
- Proof of Oregon residency
- Payment for test and permit fees
C) Take the Written Permit Test
Tests are given on a first-come, first-serve basis at most DMV offices. Arrive at least one hour before closing. You will also be required to pass a vision test. Ace both for a provisional instruction permit, valid for two years.
Retake Written Test
You must wait at least one day before trying again. After a fourth failed attempt, the wait period extends to 28 days.