How to Get Your Ohio Driver's License

To apply for your Ohio Driver's License, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old and have held a learner's permit (Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card) for at least 6 months.
  • Complete 24 hours of classroom driver's education (satisfied by taking our online course).
  • Complete 8 hours of driving training with a certified driving instructor (after taking the first two hours of our online Ohio Driver Education course).
  • Complete 50 hours of driving practice with a licensed adult over 21 years of age, 10 hours of which must be at night.

Once you meet these requirements, schedule your driving test at your nearest Ohio BMV location with a Driver Examination Station or schedule online at OhioDrivingTest.com.

You will need to bring:

  • Your Driver Education Certificate of Completion
  • An affidavit filled out by a guardian that confirms 50 hours of driving practice
  • Your valid Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC)
  • A vehicle (for your state driving test)
  • Required fees

If you are under the age of 18, your license is considered a probationary driver license until turning 18.

  • 16 year old drivers cannot drive between 12 a.m. (midnight) and 6am unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • 16 year old drivers cannot have more than one non-family passenger in the car unless there is also a parent/guardian in the car.
  • 17 year old drivers cannot drive between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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