Before Taking the Learner Permit Test
Step 1: Purchase and/or enroll in a Parent-Taught Driver’s Education course. You need this info to fill out the Affidavit in the next step.
Step 2: Fill out the Parent-Taught Driver’s Education Affidavit at the bottom of this link. Send it to the address listed on the form. They will send it back to you stamped “Approved”. Save this approved copy to take with you to get your permit.
Step 3: Obtain documentation of reading proficiency. This will require your student to take a test, whether the 8th-grade reading test, a standardized test, or other listed in the link. Approved 8th-grade reading test sites are listed in the link. When you’ve passed the test, bring the document with you to get your permit.
Step 4: Completely read the Oklahoma Driver’s Manual and take lots of practice tests.
*Note: Driver Education is not required for those over the age of 16. Skip steps 1 & 2.
Taking the Learner Permit Test
From ok.gov, “To apply for a Learner Permit, the applicant must be at least 15 1/2 years of age. The applicant must appear before a Driver License Examiner. The examiner will process the applicant and administer a vision and written exam. If the applicant passes, the examiner will issue a form that is taken to a tag agency where they will pay the fee and get the permit printed.”
Step 1: Schedule your student to take the Learner Permit test with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety at this link.
Step 2: On your scheduled day, arrive 15 minutes early (in case you have to run home to get other documentation if you forget). Bring this documentation with you:
- A legal form of identification, such as an original birth certificate or passport, see link for others
- Student’s social security number
- Approved Parent-Taught Driver’s Education Affidavit
- Documentation of reading proficiency, such as the 8th-grade reading test or school letter
- If the student has had a legal name change, bring documentation
- A parent or legal guardian must be present
Step 3: If you pass the test, go to a TAG agency to purchase your Learner Permit.
Step 4: Work your approved driver’s education course, 30 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 55 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, with an approved parent or another instructor (the person listed on your affidavit).
Step 5: Once you have completed your driver’s ed course and have had your permit for 6 months, you may take the driver’s test.
Read up here about Graduated Driver’s Licenses.
*As you know, government systems change frequently. As of now (August 2020), this information is current. We do our best to make changes as needed. If you find that we should edit this post, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.