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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your OR Permit Test

After you pass your OR Permit Test, you will receive your learner's permit. If you are over 18, you will be able to apply for your license as soon as you area ready. If you are under 18, however, you will need to maintain your permit for at least 6 months before you will be able to apply. During this time, you will also need to complete either 50 or 100 hours of supervised training, depending on whether you complete those hours through a school or with your parent/legal guardian.
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their OR Permit Test. A test taker who fails may not have studied thoroughly. Or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your OR Permit Test, you will not receive your OR Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You are able to do so as early as the next business day, but do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time before you retake. Read the entire OR Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website so that the next time you take the exam you have the best chance of passing the OR Permit Test.
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an OR Driver's License.
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your OR Permit Test as they will need to sign your application.
To give yourself the best chance of passing your OR Permit Test you should study all chapters and sections of the OR Driver's Manual. The exam will test your knowledge of speed limits, pavement markings, highway signs, defensive driving, roundabouts, intersections and many more basic rules of the road.
The OR Permit Test consists of 35 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 28 of those 35 questions correctly in order to pass.
No. You are not allowed to use your OR Driver's Manual or any other study materials while you take your OR Permit Test.
In OR, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 years old.
When you apply for your OR Driver's License, you need to submit documents that prove your full legal name, your residency in the state of Oregon (i.e. your address), your lawful residence in the US and your Social Security Number. If you are under 18, you will also need demonstrate proof of your enrollment in school.