At All Star Driver Education, we understand that getting your driver’s license in Wisconsin can seem like a complex journey. We’re here to guide you through the process step by step, ensuring you have the knowledge and skills to become a confident and responsible driver.
Here is a comprehensive roadmap to obtaining your driver’s license, from enrolling in our driver education program to acing the road test. Let’s embark on this exciting journey together!
Step 1: Enroll in Driver Education
Your journey begins with enrolling in a certified driver education program, once you are 14 years and 5 months old. You can take this in the classroom or online.
Online class is often easy to manage with your busy schedule. You can sign up for our course at www.allstarde.com. Our program is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to navigate Wisconsin’s roads safely. Upon completing our course, we’ll electronically submit your completion records to the DMV, simplifying the process for you.
Step 2: Pass Knowledge and Signs Tests
Before you can hit the road, you’ll need to pass two important tests: the Class D Knowledge Test and the Signs Test. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Our course teaches you exactly what you need to do to succeed: knowledge of road safety rules, proper driving techniques, and the ability to make safe decisions in various driving scenarios.
Step 3: Apply for Instruction Permit (Temps)
When completing the Wisconsin Driver License Application (MV3001), ensure it is signed by your behind-the-wheel instructor, and your first behind-the-wheel lesson must happen within 60 days. Your application should also be signed by a parent/guardian. Proof of insurance may be needed in certain cases.
Gather the required documents such as proof of citizenship, identity, and your Social Security number. There may be additional driver licensing fees. During your DMV visit, expect a quick photo session and a vision test. Your Instruction Permit (Temps) should arrive by mail within 10 days. Your Temps are valid for 18 months and can be renewed if needed for more practice and preparation.
Step 4: Schedule and Take the Road Test
To schedule your road test, you must be at least 16 years old, have held your Instruction Permit (Temps) for six months, maintained a clean driving record, and completed your Driver Education course. The road test fee is $15, whether you pass or fail. To avoid a $15 missed test fee, reschedule or cancel at least 24 hours in advance. Failure to appear may lead to a minimum 7-day retest delay, subject to appointment availability.
Step 5: Exchange to a Probationary Driver License and Restrictions
Once you pass your road test head to the DMV to exchange your Instruction Permit for your Probationary Driver’s License. If you fulfill all conditions, you should receive your Probationary License by mail within 10 days.
- Be at least 16 years old.
- Pass an approved Driver Education course.
- Have an adult sponsor.
- Complete form MV3001 with your Social Security number.
- Provide proof of citizenship or residency, name, date of birth, and identity.
- Hold an Instruction Permit for at least six months.
- Maintain a violation-free record for six months.
- Accumulate 50 hours of driving experience, including 10 hours at night
- Be enrolled in a school program, high school equivalency program, or home-based private education program, without habitual truancy.
- Pass the driving skills test.
- Pay the required fees.
As a new driver between 16 and 18 years old, it’s important to be aware of the Graduated Driver License (GDL) restrictions that apply during the first nine months or until you turn 18 after obtaining a probationary license. These restrictions are designed to keep you safe on the road and include specific guidelines for driving between 5 a.m. and midnight and between midnight and 5 a.m.