Friday, May 15, 2020

DPS to Resume Driving Tests

The Department of Public Safety is resuming driving tests and relaxing some other restrictions on the process of acquiring a driver license as Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt begins phase two of the state’s reopening.

Beginning today, DPS will allow walk-ins at all offices for driver license and/or Oklahoma identification card processing. DPS has been operating on an appointment-only basis since offices opened to the public May 1. Social distancing guidelines will continue to be enforced and citizens visiting our offices will still be required to wear a face covering and have their temperature taken before entering the building.

Also beginning today, DPS will resume all driving tests for Class D licenses as well as commercial driver licenses (CDLs.) These will be by appointment only and vehicles used for the driving test will have to be disinfected by the applicant. The applicant will also be required to wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose. Appointments can be made by visiting and clicking on “Online Services.”

DPS is continuing to waive school enrollment verification and documentation of reading proficiency (the eighth-grade English language arts assessment) for those under age 18. The reading proficiency requirement is permanently waived for all students who are eighth-graders during the 2019-20 school year. 

Oklahomans can renew a driver license or identification card online at

All extended expiration dates of Class D driver licenses, state-issued identification cards, handicap parking placards, CDLs and commercial learner permits (CLPs) will be considered expired after June 30.

DPS is on track to begin issuing REAL IDs in July 2020 at select locations. DPS will update information about REAL ID on as it becomes available.

 KXMX News Staff 

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