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Drivers 15, 16, and 17 years old get a permit called a Provisional Instruction Permit.
Drivers over 18 have different steps to get an Instruction Permit. Visit our Get an Instruction Permit - Over 18 page for details.
A provisional instruction permit allows you to operate a vehicle only if you are accompanied by a person who:
The supervising driver must have had their license for at least three years for the driving practice to count toward the 50 or 100 hour requirement to get a provisional driver license.
DMV will issue a replacement instruction permit if:
You need to:
After you meet all the requirements:
A provisional instruction permit is valid for two years from the date it is issued.
You can change your address:
We test your vision to confirm you can drive safely. If you take the test while wearing glasses or contacts, you will be required to wear them when you drive.
If you don’t pass the vision test, we’ll give you a form to take to your eye doctor.
The fee is $5 each time you take the test. Everything you need to pass the test is in the Oregon Driver Manual. Take a practice knowledge test.
If you are caught cheating, your test will be stopped. You will not be allowed to test again for 90 days.
If you fail the knowledge test, you must wait to take another test. The wait time after:
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