If you want to just do behind-the-wheel training, we can do that as well on an hourly basis. We can tailor each lesson based on what you need. You must have the Temporary Instruction Permit for us to instruct you in the vehicle whether you are doing the Segment 1 class or just the behind-the-wheel training.
3. What does Segment 1 consist of?
Segment 1 consists of 24 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours behind-the-wheel training, and 4 hours of observation (where you are in the back seat observing someone else being taught to drive.) The classroom is 2 hours per day. Each drive is 1 hour. Each observation is 1 hour.
4. What is the cost for Segment 1?
Segment 1 is $350 if paid by cash or check, $360 if paid with credit or debit card.
5. What if I can’t make it to one of the classes?
We hold classes on a consistent basis so if you have to miss a day of class, you can make it up in another one of our classes. Everyone has to have 24 hours of classroom instruction.
6. Can I take 2 classes in one day?
No, Michigan limits the amount of time in the classroom to 2 hours per day, which is one class.
7. Can I do more than one drive a day? What is your missed drive policy?
Michigan limits teen behind-the-wheel instruction to 1 hour per day. Adults are not limited but only one hour per day is recommended.
Policies regarding drives and missed drive fees:
Your student is now mature enough to drive a car. We expect your student to also be mature enough to schedule their own drives, and to show up for when they have scheduled the drives. It is up to them to communicate with you about when they have scheduled the drives. We schedule with the students during class, so it is a good idea to give them an idea of when they shouldn't schedule a drive. We encourage the students to take pictures of the schedules so they have the instructors name and phone number, as well as being able to see what they have signed up for.
Be aware that we will always try to be on time for a drive, as you should be, but sometimes traffic or an inexperienced driver will make us late. Please wait for your drive. You can contact the instructor, but they might not be able to get back with you immediately.
There is a missed drive fee of $25 if a student fails to show up for the drive, cancels with less than 24 hours, or we cannot do a drive because the waiver was not signed and there was not a 3rd person available for the drive.
8. Why 4 hours of observation?
Observations are important because when you are in the driver’s seat, you may not fully comprehend what the instructor is saying, or more importantly, why. If you are observing someone else being taught to drive, it is easier to understand the instructions and the purpose of certain maneuvers when you don’t have the stress of actually having to do the maneuver.
9. Can I do more than one observation a day?
Yes, there is no limit on the number of observations or how often they are done.
10. Will I finish my drives before I finish the classroom?
Not necessarily. You, as the student, are in charge of scheduling your own drives. If your schedule limits your availability, it might take you longer to get all your drives done. In the summer, or when our classes are full, it might take longer also. We will always try our best to accommodate even the busiest student.
11. What happens after Segment 1?
When all requirements of Segment 1 have been met;
we will email you a Certificate of Completion. You and your parent/guardian will go to the Secretary of State at that time to get the Learner’s Permit (Level 1 License). Information regarding the ID requirements to take to the Secretary of State can be found here:
The Secretary of State will issue you a learner's permit with your picture on it. This will cost you $25. Even though it looks like a regular driver's license, you cannot drive by yourself yet. You are able to drive with any licensed adult over the age of 21 that your parents/guardians designate.
12. When can I take Segment 2?
You are eligible to take Segment 2 once you have had your Learner’s Permit (Level 1 License) for at least 3 months and driven at least 30 hours, 2 of those at night. The State requires that we see your driver's log to take Segment 2, so make sure you are keeping track.
13. What is the cost for Segment 2?
Segment 2 is $50 and paid on the first night of class in cash.
14. When do I sign up for Segment 2?
Please wait until you have driven at least 25 hours before scheduling your class. Make sure you are scheduling the class for at least 3 months past when you received your Learner’s Permit (Level 1 License) from the Secretary of State. We will need the driver's license number off the Learner's Permit as well as the student's birthdate to reserve a spot in the class.
15. How can I tell when I received my Level 1 License?
The first 8 digits in the upper left of the paper Level 1 License is the date you received it from the Secretary of State. If you have a plastic Level 1 License look for the issue date (ISS) under your date of birth (DOB). It will say ISS date.
16. How long is Segment 2?
Segment 2 is 6 hours in the classroom done over 3 days, 2 hours each day.
17. Is there driving involved in Segment 2 class?
No, there is not.
18. Do I have to be in the class all 3 days?
There are no make-up days for Segment 2. Please only schedule a class if you know you will be able to make all 3 days. If you have scheduled a class and need to cancel it, please notify the office as there is usually a wait list for Segment 2.
19. What happens after Segment 2?
Once you have finished the class and passed the written test, you will be emailed a Segment 2 Certificate of Completion. The next step is to take the road test.
20. When can I take my road test?
Once you've had your Level 1 License for at least 6 months, driven 50 hours at least 10 of those at night, and taken Segment 2, you are then eligible for the road test. You do not need to be 16 to take the road test.
21. Can we take the road test with you?
We do not do road tests.
If you are in the Grand Blanc or Clio area, there is Unique Driving Testers, (810) 694-8815.
If you are in the Fenton or Flint area, there is Dynamic Testing, (810) 750-1690.
Other road testers can be found here (scroll to Business Services, click on Driver Education and Testing Services, under Driving Testing Businesses click on Search Driver Testing Business Locations):
1. How old do I need to be to be in driver’s education?
You need to be at least 14 years, 8 months old on the FIRST day of class to be in driver’s education.
2. What if I am over 18?
Not a problem! You can still take a Segment 1 class if you want. In Segment 1 you would receive 24 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours behind-the-wheel training. As an adult, you are not required to take any driver’s education classes. You are required to go to the Secretary of State and get a Temporary Instruction Permit. Here is a link to the Secretary of State’s website with that information:
22. What if I need more behind-the-wheel training for the road test?
We offer one-on-one behind-the-wheel training at a cost of $50 cash for a one hour session for teens and adults. For an adult to get on our schedule, you would need to come into the office and sign the contract, show us your Temporary Instruction Permit from the Secretary of State, and pay for the first hour.
23. When can I get my license?
Once you have passed your road test and turned 16 you can get your license. If you have a card license already, it will update electronically to a Level 2 after the road tester has reported that you passed the test to the state.
24. What if I have more questions?
You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Fenton office during office hours (Monday-Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm) at 810.354.8386 or 810.606.0094.
25. What if I want the answers NOW!?
The State of Michigan’s website is a veritable font of information! Try these links:
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26. What if I am scheduled for a class or drive and the weather is bad?
If the weather is bad, we may reschedule class. Check your email and phone. We will send an email/text to all students or parents to inform them of the change. We may call those who don't respond to the email/text. We try our best to contact everyone in a timely fashion.
If we have not rescheduled class, please use your own judgement and be safe. If you feel the driving conditions are too bad, and you need to miss a Segment 1 class, then you can make that class up at another time. If you will be missing a Segment 2 class, be aware that we do not offer make up classes and you will only be able to make up the class when we have available seating in another Segment 2 class.
The instructor will decide if the road conditions are conducive for instruction. But again, you should use your own judgement and be safe. If you feel you need to cancel the drive due to bad weather, please let the instructor know as soon as possible. You can find their phone numbers listed on the student's workbook. Please do not call the office unless it's during office hours as Marie is the only one that answers this phone and the instructor will not get the message in a timely manner.
Please note: if the local schools are closed, it does NOT mean that our classes are canceled. The roads are usually cleared by the time we hold class.
27. What happens if I lost my green or white certificate of completion (issued before March 2021)?
After May 15, 2021, requests to replace a lost or destroyed DES-001 or DES-002 Certificate of Completion must be sent to the Driver Education and Testing Section of the Secretary of State. Once completion of the course is confirmed, the Driver Education and Testing Section will email a letter to the individual in lieu of the DES-001 or DES-002 Certificate of Completion to present to the road tester or branch office staff.
Please contact the office by calling 810.354.8386 or emailing us at email@example.com with the student's name and birthdate and which certificate needs replacing. The email is typically returned by the State by the end of the next business day.