Pilot Testing for the New License Issuance system- September 2012
Department of Public Safety officials today announced the start of pilot testing for the redesigned driver license, and new driver licensing issuance system. The Pilot testing of the new license and upgrades will begin Thursday, September 6, in Edmond, with statewide deployment scheduled to start about two weeks later.
While the security elements of the license remain the same, the appearance of the card is changing, such as repositioning the photograph of the card holder's face in certain documents. These changes will enable Oklahoma to reach the national standard that many other states have adopted, and will be a significant step in achieving the goal of "one person, one identity," to address the problem of identity fraud.
"The new license meets rigorous security requirements, and will not only upgrade our system, but enhance customer service as well," said Michael C. Thompson, Commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
"We're also pleased to announce that changes in the system and card, will allow Oklahoma veterans to identify themselves right on their license by choosing to have a special veteran's insignia added to the card. This option will be available after November 1, 2012 and was implemented as a manner in which to honor the men and women who have served our country." Thompson said.
If you are needing a driver license or ID card please review the following information. If you go to an DPS Exam office that has been installed with the new system you will have to also go to a Tag Agency that has had the new system installed. Likewise, if you go to a DPS facility that still is operating off the old system you must go to a Tag Agency that is still operating on the old system. To find out which DPS Exam sites and Tag Agencies are compatible, click on the link below and follow the instructions. This information will be updated daily.