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

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In Oklahoma, driving applicants can get a new drivers license when they follow set guidelines devised by the state's Department of Public Safety. An OK driving license will grant you permission to drive on public roadways, and it may also be used as proper identification documentation. Driving applicants younger than 15-and-a-half years of age, who want to apply for an OK drivers license, must complete a drivers education course first, in addition to other requirements.

Did you know? Future drivers get prepared for the Oklahoma written drivers test by taking our practice driving tests.

How to Apply for an Oklahoma Driver's License:

  • Visit an OK DPS location.
  • Present the required documentation.
  • Pass a vision exam.
  • Pass the written drivers test.
  • Pass a driving skills test.
  • Pay the Oklahoma drivers license fees.

Find out more information about the Oklahoma drivers license application process by reviewing the sections below.

Types of Drivers Licenses in Oklahoma

Visit the nearest Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) office in order to apply for drivers licenses. The following types of drivers licenses are issued in the state:

  • Class A, B or C Commercial Drivers License (CDL) - Issued to drivers who operate single vehicle or combination of vehicles with a weight of 26,001 pounds or more (GVWR).
  • Class D drivers license - Issued to drivers who operate cars, vans under 26,001 pounds (GVWR), or who drive recreational vehicles and fire trucks.
  • Motorcycle license - Issued to drivers who operate motorcycles.

First-Time Driver (Under 18) in Oklahoma

Oklahoma drivers license applicants must meet the requirements set by the state's Department of Public Safety, in order to become licensed operators of motor vehicles. In order to get an OK drivers license, you need to pass a series of exams and provide the required documentation.

For more information, visit our Learner's Permit page.

Oklahoma New Drivers (Over 18)

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety requires residents to pass a written drivers test as part of the application process for an OK drivers license. Drivers younger than 15-and-half years of age must enroll in a drivers education course before they get a learners permit.

OK Driver's Study Guide and Driver's Practice Test

Drivers license applicants who want to operate a motor vehicle on public roads in OK may benefit from studying the Driver's Manual and taking a practice test. Use our Oklahoma practice driving tests to get prepared for the official exam day.

How to Apply for Drivers Licenses in OK

Drivers can apply for Oklahoma drivers licenses at any OK DPS office in their area. Upon visiting a local DMV branch, bring with you the following documentation:

  • A primary form of ID (birth certificate, passport, etc).
  • A secondary form of ID (Social Security card, W2, etc).
  • Proof of your Social Security Number.
  • Proof of name change, if applicable.
  • Proof of car insurance, if taking the road skills test.

OK Eligibility Requirements

Oklahoma residents may apply for drivers licenses if they are at least 18 years of age. However, you can begin applying for learners permits at 15-and-half years of age, or for an intermediate drivers license at the age of 16. Along with the proper documentation, you will have to pass a vision exam, a written drivers test and a driving skills test.

OK Written/Driving Test

Oklahoma new drivers license applicants need to pass the written drivers test as part of the drivers license application process. Get prepared for the written test by taking our online practice driving tests. Thereafter, you will be required to pass a driving test.

OK Driving Test

The Oklahoma driving test examines the driver's skills and ability to operate a motor vehicle. The purpose of this exam is to check both your skills set and level of safety while driving. A professional DMV instructor will test your performance on select driving maneuvers, such as:

  • Controlling the vehicle.
  • Left and right turning, backing, parking on a hill and parallel parking.
  • Signaling and driving in the proper lane.
  • Understanding and obeying the traffic signs, signals and markings.
  • Applying the proper rules of right-of-way.
  • Observing and responding to other traffic participants.

The vehicle you use for the driving test must be properly insured and registered with valid tags. Therefore, contact a local tag agency and ensure that you have the correct titling and registration documents.

New Oklahoma Resident

New residents need to apply for an Oklahoma drivers license as soon as they establish residency in the state. If you currently have a valid, out-of-state drivers license, surrender it to the OK DPS at your earliest convenience. At the time of your visit, you will be required to pass a vision exam. However, if your out-of-state drivers license is expired, you will also need to pass a written drivers test and a driving skills exam. Upon passing the aforementioned exams and supplying payment for the drivers license fee, a new drivers license will then be issued to you.

Replace Drivers License in Oklahoma

If your license has been lost or stolen, you can apply for an Oklahoma drivers license replacement in person at your nearest DMV branch. Bring the proper documentation with you, along with payment for the duplicate driver license fee. For more information about the process, click here.

Locate a DMV in Oklahoma

Visit our Oklahoma DPS locations page in order to find the nearest branch to you, as well as its contact details. Review our full listing of DPS office phone numbers and daily hours of operation.

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