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Drivers Ed Rules

Driving School Requirements

For retention purposes, our driving school recommends students be 15 years of age or older when beginning the classroom portion of drivers education. A student may attend class as early as 14 1/2 years of age with administrative permission. With the new Wisconsin laws, students now need to hold their instruction permit for six months to be eligible for their license. If behind-the-wheel students take the classroom at another school or online, authorization codes from the other school must be provided and a contract signed before we will issue an MV3001 form to get the learners permit.

We offer temporary drivers license (temps) testing onsite in our classroom. This means less time spent at the DMV when obtaining your permit. We will hold a student's MV3001 form until we are advised the student is 15-1/2, at which time the form will be mailed or available for pickup at our office.

The first behind-the-wheel lesson must take place within 60 days of the date the driver license application is signed by the school. We generally are completely booked 2-3 weeks in advance to schedule the 1st lesson as soon as you get temps is our recommendation. Driving is a major responsibility. Scheduling you BTW lessons is also a responsibility. It is YOUR responsibility to schedule these  lessons. Lack of planning on YOUR part does not constitute an emergency on our part.

Wisconsin Probationary License Requirements

  • Complete an approved driver education class.
  • Accumulate 30 hours of behind-the-wheel driving experience. Ten (10) of the 30 hours must be at night. Up to 5 hours of behind-the-wheel driving experience with a qualified instructor may be double counted. For example, 3 hours will count as 6 hours.
  • A parent or adult sponsor must certify the completion of 30 hours (10 at night) of driving experience on the driver license application.
  • Hold an instructional permit for a minimum of 6 months.
  • There must be a minimum of 19 days between the 1st and 6th driving lessons. One of these drive times must occur within the first 60 days of holding a valid Wisconsin instructional permit.(The first driving lesson must occur within 60 days of obtaining the instructional permit application from the driving school. Failure to comply with this DOT requirement will result in cancellation of the permit if issued and it no longer be valid for driving (See FAQ section as well)
  • Receive no moving traffic violations resulting in a conviction for the six months prior to the date of application for this license.
  • Pass a driving skills test.
  • Pay the required fees.