How to Get a Drivers License

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How to Get a License

From Temporary Permit to Full License

How to Get a Temporary Permit

1. Prepare for the Driver's Knowledge Exam

Before you can get a temporary instruction permit identification card (TIPIC), you must pass the 40 question multiple-choice test with at least a 75%. Before you attempt the test at the BMV, use these resources to study Ohio's road rules and road signs.

2. Find a BMV Location and Bring Documents

You can go to any BMV location near you to complete the driver's knowledge exam and vision test. Before you are tested, you will need to provide proof of your full legal name, date of birth and social security number.

3. Pass the Knowledge Exam

Before you can receive a temporary instruction permit identification card (TIPIC), you must pass the 40 question multiple-choice test with at least a 75%. You can purchase your TIPIC within 60 days of passing the test. You will need to provide your proof of name, date of birth and social security number at this time. In the event that you don't pass the knowledge exam, you will need to wait 24 hours before you attempt it again. 

Once you have received your temporary permit, you can practice driving as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver 21 years or older.

How to Get Your Full License

1. Schedule the Road Test

When you're comfortable and confident behind the wheel, you can schedule a road test. You will need to provide your own car to use for the test. Before you can take the test, you must already hold a TIPIC. If you are under 18, you will need to also provide a driver education certificate.

You can schedule your driving exam date by doing any of the following:

2. Pass the Driving and Skills Test

The road test has 2 parts: driving and maneuverability. The driving test will cover stopping, starting, turning, backing up, performing turns, using turn signals, driving in the proper lane and maintaining a safe following distance around other cars. The maneuverability test will have you move forward and backwards through markers. 

After passing both portions of the road test, you will need to surrender your TIPIC before you can be issued a drivers license. 

Effective July 1, 2017, adults age 18 years and older who fail their maneuverability and/or driving test will be required to complete an Abbreviated Adult Training Program prior to being able to receive a license. If you need to complete adult driver training, you must use a provider that has been approved by the State of Ohio to offer the course. 

If you didn't pass your road test the 1st time...

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