In order for your teen to be eligible for Driver Education, he or she must be a minimum age of 14 years and 8 months to register and be ready to complete 24 hours of classroom, 6 hours behind the wheel and 4 hours observation time. The written exam consists of 80 multiple choice questions which each student must pass with a 70% or better.
Upon completion of Segment I, the student will receive a certificate to obtain a Level I License from the Secretary of State. The Level I License requires that they complete 50 hours of supervised driving with a parent or designated licensed adult 21 years or older. Students must drive a minimum of 90 days between receiving their learners permit (level I driver's license) and enrollment into Segment II. During the 90 day period they must complete a minimum of 30 hours of the required 50 hours of the behind the wheel driving.
After completing the minimum of 6 months of driving and no crash/violation for 90 days, students (age 16) can take their Road Test with a State-Certified Road Test examiner. Driver road test services are provided only through a privatized third party testing program. This program utilizes a statewide network of public and private organizations certified by the department to conduct the road skills tests. A list of locations for the Road Test can be obtained at your Secretary of State Office.
Students who successfully complete their road skills test will be issued a skills test certificate. This certificate is not a license. You must submit your skills test certificate to the Secretary of State Branch Office to receive your Level 2 License. As a new driver, you can only drive unsupervised between the hours of 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. with only one friend in the car unless you are going to and from a school event. If you must drive outside of these hours due to employment or school event, proof is required.
While on a level 2 licenses, any driving outside of 10 p.m. curfew requires supervision with a parent or person age 21 or older with a valid driver's license. After you have held the Level 2 License for 6 months and you are 17, the Secretary of State will automatically mail to you the Level 3 License, which has full privilege.