Driver License & ID Card

Driver License First Issuance

Temporary Permit – Over Age 18

An applicant may go to any driver exam station to take the knowledge and vision screening to begin the temporary permit process. Prior to testing, applicants must provide proof of:

  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number (if assigned)

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If the applicant has an Ohio identification card, it must be surrendered when a temporary instruction permit identification card (TIPIC) is issued.

Knowledge Test and Vision Screening

Applicants must pass both the knowledge test and vision screening to obtain a temporary instruction permit identification card (TIPIC). The knowledge test is 40 multiple-choice questions about motor vehicle regulations and traffic signs. Applicants must answer 75 percent of the questions correctly to pass.

Once the knowledge test and vision screening are passed, the applicant can proceed to a deputy registrar license agency to purchase a TIPIC within 60 days of passing the test. Applicants must provide proof of:

  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number (if assigned)
  • Ohio residency
  • Citizenship or legal presence

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Test Failure

Applicants who fail the knowledge test must wait at least 24 hours before retesting. There is no limit on how many times the knowledge test can be taken.

TIPIC Restrictions

  • Once a driver is issued a TIPIC, he or she can practice driving only if accompanied by a licensed driver age 21 or older.

Where Do I Go?

More Information

Ohio Revised Code: 4507.05, 4507.11

Ohio Administrative Code: 4501:1-1-10

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