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How To: Getting Your Driver's License in Ohio

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Obtaining your driver’s license can be a drawn out process to start with so’s ‘How To’ section on getting your Driver’s license is here to save you some time. From comprehensive Beginner Drivers resources to more specific Learner’s Permit information we take the headache out of the DMV. Furthermore, you will find detailed information on drivers education and auto insurance that just isn’t available on the Ohio DMV website. Check out the following articles and you will be on the road as quickly and simply as possible.

List of Driving Schools in Ohio

This page provides a list of on-site driving schools available in Ohio as well as information about available online driving school alternatives.

Ohio DMV Practice Permit Tests offers Ohio specific DMV practice permit tests that help you prepare for your permit exam. We provide questions just like the oh DMV and a number of practice test options.

How to Apply for a New Driver's License in Ohio

Obtaining an Ohio drivers license is mandatory for drivers who want to operate a motor vehicle in the state. Drivers licenses issued by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, or BMV, grant drivers authorization to drive on public roadways. A DMV drivers license also serves as an official identification document as it is accepted by all government agencies. New drivers license applicants younger than 18 must pass a drivers ed course, in addition to fulfilling the requirements outlined by the Ohio BVM.

Traffic/Driving Schools in Ohio


In the state of Ohio, traffic schools are often referred to as ‘Remedial Driving Instruction Course’ (RDIC). There are three reasons why people enroll in the RDIC:

* After a traffic violation where demerit points were awarded, the court will order the driver to take a course at a traffic/driving school to improve their safe-driving skills.
* To receive insurance discounts.
* To receive driving point credits.
This program is designed to help you to learn defensive driving techniques that will make you a safer driver.

Driver's Education in Ohio

Article discussing drivers ed in OH. When driver education courses are mandatory, benefits and costs, who offers classes, etc.

Most new drivers in Ohio are required to successfully complete a State-approved driver’s education program in order to obtain an Ohio driver’s license. In fact, for many applicants, the driver’s education certificate of completion is part of the actual driver's license application.

How to Apply For a Boating License in Ohio

Ohio requires a Boater Education Card for boaters, and not a boating license. The regulatory authority for the card is the [ Ohio Department of Natural Resources].

Commercial Driving Ed in Ohio

A resource for ohio CDL drivers, with trucking schools, application information, and more.A resource for Ohio CDL drivers, with trucking schools, application info, and more.Every person wanting to drive a commercial vehicle must acquire a commercial driver’s license (CDL). A commercial driver’s education program is not obligatory in Ohio for a CDL. It should be noted though, that courses are highly recommended in order to be fully proficient driving commercial vehicles.


All US States have identical regulations for commercial driving.

Beginner Drivers in Ohio

A resource for new drivers looking to get their OH drivers license and begin driving. DMV test info, licensing levels and more

Driving a motor vehicle is something that necessitates a specific set of skills, as well as an understanding of the road rules so that you don't jeopardize your own safety and the safety of other traffic participants.

Applying for an Ohio New Driver’s License – Under 18

Getting drivers license privileges is required of all Ohio residents who intend to drive on state public roads. Drivers must meet all the requirements set by the OH BMV in order to be issued a new drivers license. The drivers license application process requires drivers to pass a series of exams and show proof of identity and residential address, among other documents. Driving applicants who are younger than 18 and have never had a driver’s license must submit a drivers permit application.