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Intermediate License


Getting ready to test for your Intermediate License?

Make sure you’ve taken the Oklahoma Work Zone Safe Course below. A certificate of completion will be a requirement for an Intermediate License starting Nov. 1, 2023.
 

An Intermediate License is what you receive after holding a Learner Permit and passing the drive test. This License gives you additional driving privileges.

Driving Privileges


Driving Limitations

You can drive from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
There are no restrictions if:

  • You are driving to and from activities related to school, church, or work
  • You are accompanied by a licensed driver at least 21 years old sitting in the front seat

Passenger Limitations

You can drive with:

  • 1 passenger
  • OR only household members
  • OR any passenger if accompanied by a licensed driver at least 21 years old sitting in the front seat

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

Learner Permit for 180 days

You must have previously held a learner permit for 180 days

  • With Driver Education Completion: Must have held a Learner Permit for 180 days
  • Without Driver Education Completion: Must have held a Learner Permit for 180 days and be at least 16 1/2 years old

Behind-the-wheel Training

Must have had at least 50 hours (10 hours at night) of behind-the-wheel training from a licensed driver at least 21 years old and licensed for at least 2 years


Not expired past 3 years

If your permit has expired past 3 years from the expiration date, you will be required to retake the written and drive tests

No Traffic Convictions

Must have no traffic convictions on driving record for 180 days immediately preceding the drive test


Complete the Oklahoma Work Zone Safe course

Must complete the free online Work Zone Safe Course and bring the certificate of completion to your drive test.


Plan Ahead

Find a location to take your Class D drive test at a Service Oklahoma Licensing Office or from a designated examiner at an approved school. 


Any certified Driver Education instructor, who is currently employed by any school district or commercial driver training school can apply to Service Oklahoma to become a designated examiner to administer the skills portion of the drive test. See the FAQ section at the bottom of this page for more information.




At Your Visit


Once you have scheduled your drive test, bring the following documents to your visit:

  • Learner Permit
  • Proof of insurance - security verification form
  • Driver Education Completion Certificate (if applicable - see Eligibility section above)
  • Parent, legal guardian, or a notarized Affidavit of Driver Training
  • Oklahoma Work Zone Safe Course Completion Certificate – online course available for free here

The car you are bringing to test in must:

Note

No pets or additional people can be in the car with you and the examiner.


Take a drive test
 

During the drive test, the Driving Examiner will tell you where to drive and what driving maneuvers to perform. See FAQs at the bottom of this page for additional information on the specifics of the drive test.


Get your temporary Intermediate License

If you pass the written and vision tests, you will given a temporary paper permit to use until you receive your Intermediate License in the mail.



Fees


Passing the Drive Test

The fee to print and issue an Intermediate License is $25.00. Please be prepared to pay this fee.

Failing the Drive Test

If you do not pass the drive test, a $4.00 fee will be added to the issuance fee for each failed attempt.


After Your Visit

Once you have met the requirements below, you can apply for an Unrestricted License.

If you have taken Driver Education
  • Must have an Intermediate License for at least 180 days
  • Must have no traffic convictions on driving record for 180 days immediately preceding issuance of the unrestricted license
If you have not taken Driver Education
  • Must have held an Intermediate License for at least 12 months
  • Must have no traffic convictions on driving record for 12 months immediately preceding issuance of the unrestricted license

Frequently Asked Questions

You can re-take the drive test up to three times, each time at least one day apart or as instructed by the examiner.

If you fail the third drive test, you will have to wait 30 days before taking the test a fourth time.

The fourth attempt and any thereafter should be taken no more than one time every 30 days.

*The 30 days starts the day after the last drive test date.

If you pass the drive test, you can visit a Licensing Office or a Licensed Operator to receive your new Intermediate License. Your scores will have been uploaded into our system by the designated examiner.

If you fail the drive test, you will be given a DL18DE form from your designated examiner and will need to schedule a retake.

*You will need to bring your DL18DE form with you to your retake appointment.

The Examiner will tell you where to drive and what driving maneuvers to perform. You must show that you can:

• Control the car
• Properly perform basic maneuvers such as turning right and left, backing, parking on a hill, parallel parking, etc.
• Use signals and drive in the proper lane
• Understand and obey traffic signs, markings, and signals
• Properly apply the rules of right-of-way
• Carefully observe and correctly respond to other vehicles and pedestrians

The drive test will not be conducted when roads are considered by the examiner to be slick or hazardous.




Resources


Oklahoma Driver Manual

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Affidavit of Driver Training

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