The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is responsible for issuing of driver’s permits. However to be eligible you have to meet the following qualifications: You must be at least 15 ½ years old, you must personally visit an Ohio BMV office, you must provide proof of identity, legal presence in U.S, and date of birth, you must pay the $22 learner’s permit fee and most importantly you must take the written permit test.
If you have recently moved to Ohio, you have 30 days from the time you arrive to transfer your out-of-state driver’s permit to an Ohio learner’spermit or driver’s license. However, you will still be required to pass written permit test and a vision screening test.
The Ohio written exam consists of two sections the motor vehicle regulations section and the traffic signs. Each section contains 20 multiple choice questions. The questions are based on the Ohio driver manual and cover the following topics: Ohio motor vehicle laws, traffic signs and their meanings, vehicle safety, highway warnings, parking, sharing the road, entering and exiting the freeway, safe driving, lane use, and accident and emergency procedures. To pass the test, you are required to correctly answer 15 questions in each section.
To help you prepare for your written test, the Ohio BMV recommends that you study the Ohio Driver’s Manual. The manual contains all the information that will be set in the exam and it is a good way to prepare. Furthermore you can also opt to take online practice tests which are basically a series of questions that are similar to what you expect in the actual test. The practice test gives you a feel of how the questions are set and how you are supposed to answer them.
When you are ready to take the test, visit your local Ohio BMV office. You should consider going during low-traffic times which include before lunch hour, during the middle of the week or during the middle of the months. For more information about obtaining your learner’s permit visit the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) website.