Segment 1 Driver Education Courses:

Course Description: Segment 1 courses include 24 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, and 4 hours of observation time. Classroom and driving instruction will be integrated and related, which means that the classroom and driving instruction will occur during the same time period.
 

Student Eligibility:

  • A Student must have reached the age of 14 years and 8 months by the first day of Segment 1.
  • Permission from a parent or legal guardian.
 

Classroom Requirements:

  • A minimum of 24 hours of instruction. (2 hours per day)
  • A maximum of 2 hours of instruction per day.
  • Student must pass the state-approved written test for consideration of a certificate of completion.
 

Driving Instruction Requirements:

  • A minimum of 4 hours of classroom instruction must be completed prior to beginning driving instruction.
  • A maximum of 6 hours of on-the-road driving instruction.
  • Student must receive 4 hours or more of observation time in the training vehicle.
 

Earning a Segment 1 Certificate of Completion:

For students to be issued a Segment 1 certificate of completion, they must successfully complete both the classroom AND driving instruction portions of the course.

The driver education Segment 1 certificate of completion is not a permit to drive and cannot be treated as a driver license. After completing Segment 1, the student and parent must go to the Secretary of State branch office to apply for a Level 1 driver license.

 

Segment 2 Driver Education Courses:

Course Description: Segment 2 courses include 6 hours of classroom instruction.
 

Student Eligibility:

  • Student must have held a valid Level 1 license for a minimum of 3 consecutive months.
  • Student must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of driving time with a parent, legal guardian, or with the permission of a parent or legal guardian, any licensed driver who is 21 years of age or older. Two of the 30 hours must be night driving.
 

Classroom Requirements:

  • A minimum of 6 hours of instruction.
  • A maximum of 2 hours of instruction per day.
  • Student must pass the state-approved written test to receive his/her Segment 2 certificate of completion.
 

Private Instruction:

Certified instructors are available for private behind-the-wheel instruction. Rate = $25.00 per hour.