How does online driver’s education work?
You will just need to create an account on our website, pay, and submit all of the paperwork necessary. Once all forms are submitted, you will have full access to your course.
Once you have completed 2 hours of the class the driver will be able to schedule your required 8 hours of driving. At that time, please call our office to get set up with an instructor for drives.
Upon completion of the course AND the 8 hours of driving, a final completion certificate will be created. Please allow 10 – 15 business days after your completion of the course AND the drives for the delivery of the final certificate.
How old do I have to be to start driver education?
You can be 15 years and 5 months to begin your driver education course. However, please remember you will not be able to start your behind the wheel hours until you have your temps.
How long do I have to work on the course?
The state allows you to work on the course for up to 4 hours a day. If you hit that 4-hour mark, you will be logged out of your class and have to wait 24 hours before you can log back in.
I do not have my temporary permit.
You can still enroll and take classes before receiving your temps. You will, however, have to obtain your temps before participating in the “in-car” portion of driver’s education. Once you have it, we can pair you with an instructor in your area.
How long will this course take to complete?
That depends on your individual pace. In Ohio, all drivers’ education courses must be at least 24 hours. You can always go at your own pace and log in and out at your convenience. Keep in mind, the state of Ohio only gives 180 days to complete the entire program.
The state of Ohio allows you 4 hours per 24 hours to work on your course. If you need to step away for any reason, please make sure you log off your account. If you do not log off your time will still run even if you are not actively working on your course. Once you hit your daily time limit you will be locked out, you will have to wait 24 hours from your last login before you can work on your course again.
Is driver education required for me?
It is required for anyone under the age of 18.
I can’t log in. My account says “pending.”
We require an OH Online Contract signed by both parent and student, and also Parent Verification. Parent Verification can be completed online, but we also have a form that must be notarized and sent in if that is easier. Both of these documents can be scan & attached to this form. You may mail the document(s) into our corporate office at 75 Aprill Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Keep in mind, the quicker we receive the documentation, the quicker you will have access to your course.
My certificate has not shown up yet.
Our compliance department creates these daily. Once we have all paperwork it can take 5-10 business days for your certificate to be uploaded into your DSS account.
NOTE: If you did not turn in all of your paperwork to the instructor we cannot create and upload your certificate. To check a certificate status, please log onto your DSS account and check under the FILES tab to see if it was uploaded.
What do I do if my certificate is lost or damaged?
If you began your course before May 1st, 2022, and lose your certificate, you can contact our office to request a duplicate by calling 734-665-7374. The cost for a duplicate certificate is $15. The State of Ohio also requires a Duplicate Request form to be filled out and sent to us before processing. We will need to collect that fee and form before the new certificate is made and mailed. You can find that duplicate request form at: http://www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/DTO0120.pdf