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First Issuance Information 


At age 15 years and six months, 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)

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

Prior to obtaining a driver license the following requirements must be met:

  • Driver must complete a driver education class at a licensed driver training school, which includes 24 hours of classroom or online instruction and 8 hours of driving time.

  • Driver must complete 50 hours of driving, with at least 10 hours of night driving, in addition to the driver education requirements. (50 Hour Affidavit)

  • Driver must hold the TIPIC for at least six months.

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