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New Driver License 18+

Follow the steps below to obtain an Oklahoma Class D Driver License for the first time as an adult (18+).

If you are under 18, please see the Teen Driver section.

If you are new to Oklahoma and need to transfer a valid license from another state, please see the Out-of-State Transfers section.


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Are You REAL ID Ready?

Beginning May 7, 2025, a REAL ID compliant Driver License or ID card,  or a valid federal identification document (i.e. U.S. Passport) will be required for you to fly within the U.S. or visit a federal facility.


Eligibility


All applicants must be at least 18 years old

Moving to Oklahoma from another state?

If you are moving/have moved to Oklahoma and need to transfer your Driver License, see Out-of-State License Transfers to learn how to receive an Oklahoma Driver License.




How to Apply for a Driver License

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Written Test


Be sure to prepare for the written test by studying the Oklahoma Driver Manual

Bring the following documents to your appointment:

 
  • Two Proofs of Identity - You can find the list of acceptable primary identification documents here.
  • Social Security Number - this number will not appear on your license.
  • Driver Education Completion Certificate (optional) - In order to waive the written test, you can bring in a Driver Education completion certificate (from a commercial or public school). For more information on Driver Education courses, see FAQ below.
  • Name Change Document (optional) - If the last name to be entered on the Oklahoma License is different from the name on the Primary ID, the applicant must bring in a document showing a legal name change.

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule a Class D Written Test by selecting 'A. Learner's Permit/Class D Written Test' after clicking the 'Schedule an Appointment' button below. A vision test will also be administered during your written test visit.



Plan Ahead for Your Drive Test


Before scheduling a drive test, you must have passed the vision and written tests.


For the driving portion of your test:

  • The car must pass a vehicle inspection (as outlined in 3-2 of the Oklahoma Driver's Manual)
  • The car must have a valid registration (tag)
  • Present proof of insurance (security verification form)

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




Drive Test


Schedule a Drive Test appointment at a Service Oklahoma Licensing Office

Note
If you make an online appointment for the vision and written test you must make a separate appointment for the drive test.


Take the drive test

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

Note

If you do not feel adequately prepared for the drive test, or just want some additional practice, you can apply for a Learner Permit before taking the drive test. See more information about learner permit eligibility and privileges below.


Pay the fees

If you pass the drive test, and are paying with a credit card, the license will be printed at the Service Oklahoma Licensing Office location. If you are paying with cash or a money order, you will have to visit the nearest Licensed Operator to get your license printed.


Fees


Passing the Drive Test

The fee to print and issue a first time Driver License is $42.50. Please be prepared to pay this fee at your appointment.

Failing the Drive Test

If you do not pass the drive test, there will be a $4.00 fee in addition to the issuance fee added to your total for each individual drive test taken.



Practice First with a Learner Permit

If you do not feel adequately prepared for the drive test, or just want some additional practice, you can apply for a Learner Permit before taking the drive test. To apply for a Learner Permit as an adult (18+) you must:


Pass a vision test and either take the written test OR bring a Driver Education Completion Certificate to your appointment

If you bring a Driver Education Completion Certificate from a public, private or parochial school, or a commercial driver education school to your skills test appointment, the written test will be waived. For more information on Driver Education courses, see the resources below.


Hold your Learner Permit for 30 days

See FAQ below for more details on the driving restrictions you will have with a Learner Permit.


Prepare for and schedule a drive test appointment outlined in Step 1 of the Drive Test section above.


Note
Any adult who has held a Learner Permit for 30 days and completed a Driver Education course from a public, private, or a commercial driver education school, is also eligible to take the drive test from a certified designated examiner for a fee of $25.00.



Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 from the last drive test date.

You can drive between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. and must be accompanied by a licensed driver at least 21 years old.

You only need to schedule a written test. The vision test will automatically be administered during your appointment for the written test.




Resources


Oklahoma Driver’s Manual

 

 

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REAL ID Checklist

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