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Get a Learner Permit in Oregon

OR Get a Learner Permit

All Oregon teens older than 15 to 17 years old must hold a provisional instruction permit before getting behind the wheel. Teens 18 years old 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:

C) Take the Written Permit Test

Tests are given on a first-come, first-serve basis at most DMV offices. Arrive at least 1 hour before closing. You will also be required to pass a vision test. Ace both for a provisional instruction permit, valid for 2 years.

Retake Written Test

You must wait at least 1 day before trying again. After a 4th failed attempt, the wait period extends to 28 days.

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