How to Get a Temporary Permit

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  • Obtain a copy of the Digest of Ohio Motor Laws Handbook
  • Study the Manual
  • Go to the State Highway Patrol Exam Station to Take the Test. (test is free)
    • Bring 2 forms of ID
    • Your picture will be taken at the test
    • If you’re younger than 18 years old, you must have a parent, legal guardian, or someone with legal custody co-sign for the packet at the office.
  • Take Vision Test at the Exam Station
  • Take the Knowledge Test
  • Must Have Permit for 6 months to Take Road Skills Test for Regular License.
  • Complete Driver Education Course
    • Must complete at least 24 hours of classroom instruction, and eight hours of driving with a certified instructor.
  • Schedule a Road Skills Test at one of the Ohio Driver License Examination Stations
    • Bring your temporary permit.
    • Bring your Drivers Education Certificate.
    • Must furnish your own vehicle and be in good working condition with all road signals working properly.
  • Take the Driving Examination
    • Two parts- Driving Test and Maneuverability tests.
  • Go to the local Deputy Registrars Office to have the drivers license issued.

For more information about attaining a permit, please visit is a private website that compiles information from state BMVs and works to ensure it is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

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The Ohio AAP’s Teen Safe Driving Initiative was made possible by The Allstate Foundation.