Driving School FAQ's
When can I take driver's education?
You can take the 30 hour classroom instruction at any age, though we recommend that you are at least 15 before enrolling in our classroom program. A student must attain a valid Instruction Permit within 13 months of completing the 30 hour state approved classroom session.
How do I sign up for your courses?
Follow the prompts on our registration page, or request information for the school of your choice via phone or email.
When can I take the behind-the-wheel (BTW) portion of your program?
Once you have a valid Wisconsin Instruction Permit from the DMV, you are permitted to take the BTW program.
Can I take more than one behind the wheel drive time per day?
Unfortunately no. The state will allow a maximum of one driving hour per day with a certified instructor.
When am I eligible for a permit?
You are eligible for your Instruction Permit when you meet all the following requirements:
- 15.5 years of age
- Completion of 30 hours classroom instruction AND/OR currently attending a classroom session
- Completion of the MV3001 form
- MV3001 forms can not be issued prior to a student attending or in the process of attending a classroom session
- All fees must be paid in full before receiving the signed MV3001 form.
What is the MV3001 form and where do I get it?
Students need a ceritified copy of their birth certificate, social security card, and a completed MV3001 form. If you do not have a social security card, you will need your social security number and a second form of ID. The DMV will charge you $35 for the Instruction Permit.
I have taken the class and I have my permit. Now what?
You are ready for the Behind the Wheel portion of our curriculum. To enroll for drive times, view our Behind the Wheel driving calendar. All students must have one drive time within the first 60 days of receiving the Instruction Permit per state regulations.
How do I schedule my road test?
Visit any Wisconsin DMV office, call 1-608-264-7447, or go online to: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/schedule.htm . You can schedule your test approximately 11 weeks prior to your desired test date.
When am I eligible for my license?
You can take your road test with the DMV when you have reached the following requirements:
- Successful completion of 30 required classroom hours
- Successful completion of 12 hours of instructed BTW
- You have held your permit for a minimum of 6 months
How much will it cost?
The price of drivers ed varies based on location and service. You can view the costs per school district on our Services page.
What forms of payment are accepted, and when am I billed?
We currently accept personal checks, money orders, and/ or cash. The balance is due when your registration is completed.
Will I be charged sales tax?
No, all sales tax is included in the base price of all our services.
What happens if i need to cancel my student's registration?
All deposit payments to our school are nonrefundable, however they can be applied to another course if desired. If a situation arises in which you need to cancel your student's registration, there will a handling fee of $15 to cover administrative services. Please call our office and speak to a staff member for more information.