FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to have a permit to take driver's ed or drive with an instructor?


You do not need a permit to drive with Sooner State Driving School. You must, however, have a learner's permit to drive with someone at home. We recommend everyone get a learner's permit at 15 1/2.




How do I schedule my behind-the-wheel drive dates and times?


We encourage you to come to the first day of class with at least 5 dates and times. We will try to schedule your dates and drive times on the last day of class.




What is the written test and when do I take it?


If you are at least 15 ½ you can take the written test at the Department of Public Safety once you begin Driver’s Education and have completed the 10 hours of classroom instruction. If you have also completed your 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, then the written test is waived and you need only to pass a vision test to obtain a Learner’s Permit.




Do I have to finish Driver’s Education to get a Learner’s Permit?


If you are at least 15 ½ you can obtain a learner’s permit once you begin Driver’s Education and have completed the 10 hours of classroom instruction.




How long do I have to complete my behind-the-wheel instruction?


You have one year from the first day of class to complete your drive times. If one year lapses, you will be charged a $70.00 reinstatement fee.




How do I get my Driver’s License by age 16?


You must have taken Driver’s Education from a state certified program, such as Sooner State Driving School and have a Learner’s Permit for at least 6 months without accident or traffic convictions. Students under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian present or must bring a signed Affidavit of Driver Training Form, and take the Drive Test. You can sign up for the Drive Test here.




Where do I take the Drive Test to get my Driver’s License?


Good News! We offer the Drive Test to any driver who has had a Learner’s Permit for at least 6 months without accident or traffic convictions. We can often schedule you within a few days or week notice, but it is always good to set up your appointment in advance. You can set up your Drive Test here.




Should I practice for my Drive Test?


Absolutely! A lot of practice is required to become a good driver. We recommend that you drive with your parents or legal guardian (or anyone over the age of 21) as often as possible once receiving your Learner’s Permit. We also recommend our Drive Prep Bundle, which is a 1-hour private drive session on the same day, and just before your drive. We see a larger percentage of pass rates when you take the Drive Prep prior to the Drive Test. You can get more information here.




Do I get an insurance reduction for taking Driver’s Education?


Most insurance companies give premium reductions for completing Driver’s Education, however, please check with your insurance company specifically.




Are all of your instructors state certified?


Yes, the process for achieving a state certification is quite rigorous. After an OSBI background check, each instructor is required to sit in classroom sessions, ride along with other certified driving instructors, and pass numerous online and in-person written tests; they must also pass a behind-the-wheel driving test.




What method of payment do you accept?


We accept cash, check, or money order. Checks should be made payable to Sooner State Driving School, and a phone number needs to be written at the top of the check. There is a $30.00 charge for any check that is returned to us for insufficient funds (NSF).




How old do I need to be to take Driver’s Education?


You must be at least 15 years old on or before the first day of classroom instruction.




How do I enroll in Driver’s Education?


You can do so online, by clicking here. If you have questions, email us at soonerstatedriving@gmail.com.




How long does the Driver’s Education course take to complete?


You must complete 10 hours of classroom and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction in order to get the Completion Certificate. Our classroom instruction consists of 10 hours over a two-day period. You will also perform two 3-hour behind-the-wheel driving sessions.




Can I contact a student or driving instructor during a drive time session?


Yes. You will have the driving instructors cell phone number prior to the start of any drive session. We ask that you contact the driving instructor via text message, as talking on the phone can be a distraction to the student driver. Only call in the event of an emergency. We ask that you do not call the student driver during their driving session, except for an emergency.