Ohio Driver Education
Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC) Requirements
Getting Your Ohio Temporary Instruction Permit
If you are under the age of 18, the first step in Ohio’s Graduated Driver Licensing process is earning a Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC).
To qualify for a TIPIC, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be at least 15 years and 6 months old.
- You must pass a vision screening.
- You must pass a knowledge test.
- You must submit an application for a TIPIC at a driver exam station.
- You must provide documentary proof of your full legal name, your date of birth, your Social Security Number, and your citizenship or legal presence.
You can find out more about acceptable identification documents here.
- If you are under 18, the application must be co-signed by a parent or legal guardian when you submit the application and the co-signer must present
either a valid Ohio driver license or a valid Ohio ID.
TIPIC Driving Restrictions
When you obtain your TIPIC, there are certain restrictions you must follow while driving:
- If you are under 16, you must have a licensed parent or legal guardian occupying the seat next to you.
- If you are 16 or older, you must have a licensed driver age 21 or older occupying the seat next to you.
Your TIPIC will expire one year from the date that it is issued.
After Receiving Your Instruction Permit
The next step in the Graduated Driver Licensing process is getting your driver license.