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Oregon DMV Learner's Permit FAQ

  • When can I apply for a permit in Oregon?

    You can apply at age 15.

  • What are the requirements to get a learners permit?

    To receive your Learner’s Permit, you will need to show proper identification as well as pass a written knowledge test and a vision test.

  • How many questions are on the permit test?

    There are 35 questions on Oregon’s written knowledge test.

  • How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

    To pass the test you must answer at least 28 questions correctly.

  • What steps should I take to prepare for the test?

    To ensure you receive your Learner’s Permit as quickly as possible, we encourage you to study for the test. One proven effective way to study for the test is to take online practice exams that provide real sample questions from the test. Ready to your current driving knowledge? Click on the following link to take an Oregon practice permit test.

  • What percentage of people fail the permit test?

    Statistics tell us that two-thirds of first-time test takers fail. Many states require those who fail to wait at least a day to retake the exam and may charge a re-examination fee. To increase your chances of passing on the first attempt, take multiple practice exams that have been designed to closely follow the actual test.

  • How much does the permit test cost?

    There is $28.50 in fees.

  • Where do I take the permit test?

    The Oregon Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division licenses drivers. Visit http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/Pages/index.aspx to find your local office.

  • What documents should I bring on test day?

    Get a parent or guardian to accompany you to the local driver’s license office and be sure to bring proper identification, which can include a birth certificate and Social Security card. At the office, you will need to pass both a written knowledge test and the vision test in order to receive your Learner’s Permit.

The Oregon DMV Learner’s Permit — What You Need to Know

The Oregon permit test is the only thing standing between you and your learners permit.  Getting your learners permit is an important moment as it represents a new level of freedom and independence.

The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is responsible for administering the permit test and issuing your learners permit. More commonly known as the Oregon permit test, this written test will determine if you have the required knowledge to be a safe and courteous driver.  The test is a multiple-choice test that has a series of questions covering the rules of the road, Oregon traffic laws, and a variety of road signs.

Begin Practicing With OR DMV Practice Permit Tests

With statistics revealing that roughly 70% of test takers fail the exam every year, it’s proven itself to be a real challenge for the unprepared.  Why just show up and “wing it” only to have to leave the DMV office empty-handed.  A failed test means having to reschedule and take the test all over again and in some cases pay a retest fee.  Who has time for that?

Fortunately, we have some good news!  We put together an impressive collection of study material to help you effectively prepare for the test.  We have you covered!

Start preparing now by becoming familiar with our free sample Oregon practice permit test.  The practice test will provide you with the feedback you need while giving you a feel for the real test format.

The official Oregon Driver’s Handbook is a great reference and when used in tandem with the practice tests can prove to be a solid resource. We also offer handbook and practice tests if you are looking to get your motorcycle permit.

Start preparing now and you’ll be on the road in no time!