How You Obtain Your Ohio Drivers License

Step 1: Education

  • Enroll in the 24 hour Driver Ed course (Must be 15 years 5 months)
  • Complete 2 hours in the course to earn your certificate  of enrollment – required to enroll in driver training so you can start driving.  We will physically mail this to you and email you letting you know we did.
  • You can only take up to maximum 4 hrs in the course each day and will be locked out (per BMV regulations) 
  • Throughout your journey, study the course really well and learn all the information especially the signs and laws
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Step 2: Take the Temps test

  • At 15 years 6 months you can take the knowledge exam for your Temps. To do that you must:
    • Make an appointment at the BMV
    • Arrange to have a parent or guardian accompany you
    • Gather your required documents
    • Will need to pass a vision screening
    • Take and pass the Knowledge Exam
    • Visit a deputy registrar license agency to get your temps. (Must bring your documentation) 
    • Must have the TIPIC for 6 months before applying for a license


Step 3: After Getting the Temps test

After you get your temps make sure you practice the things you will be tested on during the Road Test. Don’t just aimlessly drive around. Learn the skills you will be tested on so that you can pass your exam. You need to have your Temps for 6 months before you can take the Road Test. If you live near the BMV office you will take your test at drive around the roads near the office. Those are the same roads you will be on during the test.  While practicing make sure you achieve these milestones:

      • You’ll need to complete a 24 hour driving class but if you enrolled with us and followed our suggestions you’ve already done that. If not you need to. 
      • Find and enroll for 8 hours with a professional driving instructor (you will need your enrollment certificate from the course for this)
      • Practice 50 hours with your parent or guardian (10 hours at night)
      • Make sure you practice the maneuverability test

After you have completed all the above you are then ready to take your Driving Skills test and get your probationary driver’s license 



Step 4:  Getting your Ohio Probationary Driver’s License. 

After you have completed all the requirements of your Temps you are then ready to take your driving test. This is the actual driving part of the test. It is comprised of 2 parts, driving (Road Test) and maneuverability. We have an info graphic of the most common mistakes people make while taking the road test. Take a minute to look at it. Click Here. We had one student fail the road test because she took a sip of her coffee. It is that serious. Don’t have any distractions whatsoever in the car with you when taking the test. 

Step 5:  In-Person Driving Tests

The in-person road tests are where you will drive on public roads near the BMV location and be tested on your driving skills and your proficiency in maneuvering your vehicle.

The Road Test

You will need to perform the following for the road test:

      • Stop & Start
      • Turn around and back up
      • Perform turns
      • Use vehicle turn signals
      • Drive in the correct lane
      • Maintain a safe following distance
The Maneuverability Test

For the maneuverability test you will need to prove your proficiency in pulling forward and backing up in a confined space as the graphic shows. There are key points to this. For example:


Step 6:  Pass the test and earn your Probationary License!

Drivers License (First 12 months) 
After you’ve completed the 6 months with your temps you can get a Probationary license.

  • Can not drive after 12 midnight and before 6 AM unless parent or guardian is with you.
  • Can drive to work, school or church events with the proper documents in the restricted hours
  • Can not drive with more than one non-family member as a passenger without a parent or guardian. 


Step 7:  (Second 12 months)

  • Can not driver after 1am and before 5 am. 
  • Have to have a parent or guardian with you. 
If for some reason you do not pass the driving test you have to wait seven days before retaking it. We suggest you use those seven days to practice the skills that you were deficient in that caused you to fail. 


  • Works on Smartphones/Tablets/Computers
  • Narrated introductions & chapter reviews
  • Fun activities & videos
  • Start & Stop as needed, picks up where you left off
  • 24/7 access to the course
  • Take the course around your schedule
  • Engaging & keeps your attention


Want to learn more about the Ohio teen 24 hour drivers ed course? We’ve answered some commonly asked questions below!

Not necessarily. At 15 years and 5 months, you can enroll in a 24-hour driver’s ed course that will eventually allow you to get your temps (or permit) one month later when you are actually 15 and a half years old.

If you’re 18 years old, you do not have to take a driver’s education course before taking the driver’s test to get your license. However, if you’re 18 and you fail the driver’s test then you must take a 4-hour abbreviated adult course, which we also offer here.

It depends on which drivers ed course you need. Since you’re on the Ohio 24 hour teen driver’s ed page, we figure you might be talking about this one. Our course goes for $74.99 . But that includes FREE shipping for your Certificate of Enrollment and a FREE FedEx 2-Day Upgrade on your Certificate of Completion.

Yes, you can take the Ohio 24 hour teen driving course as early as 15 years and 5 months old.

No. You must be at least 15 years and 6 months to get your permit. However, you can start taking the Ohio 24 hour teen driving course when you’re 15 years and 5 months old.

There’s a bill that has been advanced that would raise the minimum age to get a probationary driver’s license from 16 years old to 16 years and 6 months old. If the bill passes, this would mean that a teen who is 15 ½ will require to hold that permit for one whole year before they can get their actual license instead of six months as the law currently states.

You can take the Ohio 24 hour teen drivers ed online course without a permit. However, you’ll need to get a permit in order to complete the behind-the-wheel driving practice requirements.

The Ohio teen driving course itself is 24 hours long. However, it’s not possible to get it in less than six days because the state requires that you only be able to take four hours a day. After the four hours is complete, you will be locked out for the rest of the day and will not be able to start back up until 24 hours from when you began the previous day. Additionally, there’s behind-the-wheel training that you must complete. This is an in-person training and a service that we do not offer.

No. This is the 24 hour online teen driving course for Ohio. If you’re looking for the 4 hour abbreviated driving course for adults, then you can click here.

We offer the best online drivers ed course in Ohio! If you’re looking for the 24 hour course for teen drivers then you’ve come to the right place. We are the best online drivers ed school in Ohio because our courses can be taken on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. We also have fun activities and videos throughout the course and you can start and stop as needed. Our course keeps your attention and we offer the best customer service based in the United States.

It depends on your situation. If you’re a teen looking to get your permit, then yes. Drivers ed is required in Ohio. You can take this when you’re 15 years and 5 months old and then get your permit at 15 years and 6 months old.