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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Commercial driver licenses (CDLs), commercial learner permits (CLPs), and medical certificates have been extended by FMCSA until May 31, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to March 1st, 2020.

Graduated Driver License (GDL)

GDL Privileges and Requirements Chart

The following chart shows how the GDL affects drivers between the ages of 15 and 18.

License Type Driving Privileges Requirements With Driver Education * Requirements Without Driver Education
No License
  • When: While receiving instruction from and accompanied by a certified driver education instructor
  • At least 15 years old
  • While receiving instruction from a certified instructor
  • (Not eligible)
Learner Permit
  • When: From 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. While accompanied by a licensed driver at least 21 years old
  • At least 15 1/2 years old
  • Must be currently receiving instruction in or have completed driver education
  • Must have passed written driving exam
  • Must have passed vision exam
  • At least 16 years old
  • Must have passed written driving exam
  • Must have passed vision exam
Intermediate License
  • When:
    • 5am to 10pm, unless for activities related to school, church, or work
    • OR Any time if accompanied by licensed driver at least 21years old
  • Passengers:
    • 1 passenger
    • OR Only people who live in driver's home
    • OR Any passenger if accompanied by licensed driver at least 21 years old
Unrestricted License
  • When: unrestricted
  • Passengers: unrestricted
  • Must have an Intermediate License for at least 6 months
  • Must have no traffic convictions on driving record
OR
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have passed all driving and vision exams
  • Must have an Intermediate License for at least 6 months
  • Must have no traffic convictions on driving record
OR
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have passed all driving and vision exams

* Driver Education means one of the following:

  • A prescribed secondary school driver education course, as provided for in Sections 19-113 through 19-121 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes
  • A driver education course, certified by the Department of Public Safety, from a parochial, private, or other nonpublic secondary school
  • A commercial driver training course, as defined by Sections 801 through 808 of this title
  • A parent-taught driver education course, certified by the Department of Public Safety
Last Modified on Oct 26, 2020
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