Frequently Asked Questions
Our most popular package is the Cowboy Classic featuring:
- Unlimited classroom hours (10 hour minimum)
- 8 hours of behind the wheel instruction
- Behind the wheel valet service
- 60 minute practice drive and state road test
You can start Drivers Education the day you turn 15 years old.
- Students who have completed the driver education program with Cowboy Driving Academy before getting a permit will have the written test waived when they go to DPS to get their permit. The student must provide DPS their certificate of completion.
- However, the student may obtain a permit by presenting their CDA contract that they receive once they have completed the 10 hour classroom requirement (no driving required at this point) but will be required to take the written test.
- The written test may be taken the day after the 10 hour classroom requirement is completed. (20 Questions/Multiple Choice and make a 75% to pass). The day the student turns 15 1/2 is the earliest they can get their permit. A student under 18 years of age MUST have their permit a full 6 months before they are able to take the State Road Test. Those over 18 must hold a permit for 20 days before eligible to take the State Road Test. Those who have completed a Drivers Education course, obtained their permit at 15 ½, held a permit for 6 months are eligible to take the State Road Test at 16 years old. The earliest anyone may obtain their drivers license in Oklahoma if they have not completed a DPS Certified Drivers Education course is 16 1/2 years of age.
After you complete the classroom sessions, the driving instruction is done one on one with an instructor in 2 hour behind the wheel lessons. The number of lessons is determined by the package you purchase (Three, 2 hour drives is the minimum). Driving sessions are scheduled at your convenience.
You may take the written test to obtain a learner's permit at the age of 15 1/2 if you are attending a driver education course. The written test can be taken the day following the completion of the 10 hour Driver's Education Class.
You have one year from the day of class to complete your drive time and take your driving test. If over one year, a re-instatement fee of $50 will be charged. For packages with more than 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction this rule only applies to the first 6 hours.
Most companies do honor driver's education programs. Please check with your insurance company for verification.
You might not get a call from our office, however we will post on the Cowboy Driving Academy Facebook page letting everyone know if there have been any cancellations. Additionally, check your email and the local OKC TV stations.
Yes. However, Cowboy Driving Academy policy states: "If for any reason you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, we require that you call Cowboy Driving Academy a minimum of 24 hours in advance. If 24 hours notice is not given, you will be charged a late cancellation fee of $50 or no show fee of $150 whichever is appropriate. In case of emergencies, documentation will be required."
The training we offer for those 18 and older is obviously different from what we are required to provide for our younger students. The State of Oklahoma does NOT require that license applicants 18 and older attend classroom training or take any specified number of behind-the-wheel lessons. Therefore, we tailor your training to meet your individual needs.
However, anyone regardless of age to take a driver's license test with Cowboy Driving Academy must possess a valid OK permit.
No, but you do have to be at least 15 years old. Effective November 1, 2012, students who have COMPLETED the driver education program with Cowboy Driving Academy before getting a permit will have the written test waived when they go to the DPS to get their permit
- Everyone regardless of age must go to DPS first before the Tag Agency to get their permit
- the student must provide DPS their CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION, this is not the contract).
- However, the student may obtain a permit by presenting the CONTRACT that they receive once they have completed the 10 hour classroom requirement (no driving required at this point) but will be required to take the written test.
- The written test may be taken the day after the 10 hour classroom requirement is completed. (20 Questions/Multiple Choice and make a 75% to pass).
- To get your permit test waived, you must complete the 10 hour Driver's Education Class AND your 6 hours of in car, behind the wheel instruction prior to obtaining your permit
- (the day you turn 15 1/2 is the earliest this can take place).
No, effective November 1, 2012 Cowboy Driving Academy is able to administer the STATE ROAD EXAM by appointment. We are able to administer the state road exam virtually anytime…evenings and weekends subject to availability (we are not limited to DPS hours of operation nor are we limited by weather, although we will cancel if snow, ice or heavy rain is present on our route for safety reasons).
- We have 5 DPS Certified Driver's License Examiners on staff and a former examiner of 8 years as an instructor.