All applicants must pass a vision test. Those who wear contact lenses or glasses are required to bring them to the test, and their license will have a restriction requiring corrective lenses when driving.
The written test is a closed book test and no aids are permitted, with the exception that a foreign language dictionary may be used with permission by those for whom English is not a native language. The Oregon driver’s manual covers all the information applicants need to know, while taking practice tests, like those found at www.freedmvpracticetests.com, will help the applicant pass this exam. Failing the written test will require the applicant to wait one day before trying again, while failing four or more times will require a 28 day wait before trying the test again. Each retry will cost an additional testing fee.
Applicants under 18 must take an additional Safe Driving Practices test. This test will cover the driver’s knowledge of safe driving practices, and does not require a testing fee.
Prior to receiving a provisional driver’s license or a full driver’s license for those over 18, a drive test that will test the applicant’s driving skills must also be passed.
This test is done by appointment only; appointments may be scheduled by visiting www.OregonDMV.com, or by calling the numbers listed in the Oregon driver’s manual.