At what age can I start Driver Education?
You can enroll in and start an All Star Driver Education program at the age of 15 years and 5 months. The steps to obtaining your license are outlined on How to Get an Ohio Driver License.
How does Online Driver Education work?
Students will complete the classroom phase of their Driver Education program online. This typically involves studying course materials, watching videos, and participating in interactive online lessons. All Star provides an engaging and educational online platform for this phase. Students can progress through the online classroom phase at their own pace. No more than 4 hours of online learning is permitted in a calendar day. After successfully completing the online phase of training, students can then move on to the behind-the-wheel training phase.
How long does it take to complete the Online Driver Education program?
The state of Ohio allows 180 days from the day you start to complete the online program. Online students are allowed to complete a maximum of 4 hours of online training in a calendar day. It is mandatory to take a state mandated 10-minute break after every two hours of online learning.
Do I have to pass a test or exam?
Students must achieve a final written exam score of at least 75% to pass. No more than three attempts to pass the final exam are permitted by the state of Ohio. Students who do not pass the final exam after 3 attempts will be required to retake the classroom program at no cost.
How do I enroll in the All Star Online program + Behind the Wheel training?
Visit the All Star website and select a convenient location. This will be the location from which you receive your behind the wheel training. Select a program that suits your needs and carefully review the program details including the All Star location and program content. Once you have selected a program you will need to enroll. At the time of enrollment, you will need to provide payment in full. After you enroll you should receive a confirmation email which will serve as proof of your enrollment.
Do I have to take Driver Education?
Teens under the age of 18 are required to complete a Driver Education program to obtain a driver’s license.
What if I do not have a Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC)?
You can still enroll in the Ohio Teen Driver Education Online Only without your permit. You must, however, obtain your permit to begin behind the wheel training. To apply for your Temporary Permit, you must be at least 15 years and 6 months of age.
How do I obtain a Temporary Instruction Permit Identification Card (TIPIC)?
At 15 years and 6 months, you can complete the knowledge test online at the Ohio BMV-Online or go to any driver exam station to take the knowledge test and vision screening to begin the temporary permit process. Once the knowledge test and vision screening are passed you can proceed to a BMV deputy registrar license agency to purchase a TIPIC within 60 days of passing the test.
When will my first behind the wheel lesson be?
Your first behind the wheel lesson can be up to one month from the time you schedule. The timeframe will vary depending on the season. Scheduling for Driver Education tends to take longer during the summer months due to higher demand for services. Behind the wheel training is scheduled through the student portal.
How do I schedule the behind the wheel training?
Once the online phase of training has been successfully completed and the student has obtained a Temporary Instruction Permit, they can proceed to schedule their behind the wheel training on the student portal. Students must provide TIPIC information to schedule behind the wheel training on the student portal. Students are permitted 180 days from their first behind the wheel lesson, to complete the required behind the wheel training.
What do I need to bring to behind the wheel lessons?
The student must present their original Temporary Instruction Permit (TIPIC) to the instructor at the beginning of each lesson. This is a legal requirement. If you fail to bring your TIPIC the lesson will be cancelled with a late cancellation fee.
How long is each behind the wheel lesson?
Behind the wheel lessons are typically 2 hours in length. Lessons customarily start and end at the All Star Education Center which you enrolled in.
What if I have never driven before?
All Star highly recommends that students complete at least 10-15 hours of practice driving with a parent, before they schedule lessons with an All Star instructor. Students who start their driving lessons with us, who have no previous practice, will be required to have more time between each lesson, so they can practice new skills with a parent.
What if I miss a behind the wheel lesson?
A $30 no-show fee will be assessed for each missed driving hour. Students arriving for behind the wheel training, without their permit will have the lesson cancelled and will be assessed a $30 late cancel/no show fee for each hour of cancelled training.
What if I need to cancel a behind the wheel appointment in advance?
Behind the wheel training must be cancelled via the student portal. To cancel a behind the wheel lesson without incurring a $30 late cancellation fee for each hour, a minimum of 48-hour notice is required.
When will I receive my Certificate of Completion?
All classroom and behind-the-wheel training must be successfully completed to receive a Driver Training (DT) Certificate of Completion. You will receive your DT Certificate of Completion no more than 10 business days from the time of your final behind the wheel lesson, your DT Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you, and also uploaded to your student portal.
What do I do if my certificate is lost or damaged?
Certificates of Completion are uploaded to the student portal for easy access, under the Student Files section, they are also emailed to you so you can save, and reprint as needed. (If you started class before. May 1st, 2022, a Request for Duplicate Certificate form must be completed and submitted/cost is $15).
When can I take the state required Road Test and how does that work?
The Road Test can be completed at the minimum age of 16, after the DT Certificate of Completion is received, student has logged 50 hours of driving (with 10 of those hours being at night) with a parent or guardian and held their TIPIC for at least 6 months. The OHIO BMV’s website provides a comprehensive overview of Driving and Skills Test. The Driving and Skills Test can be scheduled online through the BMV website.
What if I need more behind the wheel training than the minimum that is offered?
All Star offers a Gold and Platinum program that provides additional behind the wheel training that goes beyond the minimum state requirements. You can view all programs, locations, and prices on our website.
What if I drop out or want a refund for the program?
No refunds are issued after the first day of class. All other approved refunds are subject to a $5 processing fee, can take up to 10 business days, are credited back to the card on which they were purchased and are issued only to the person who paid for the program. A full refund will be issued if All Star must cancel your course/program and cannot provide an acceptable alternative.
*No refund is due to students who have been expelled from an All Star program.
*There is a $30 return check fee for all returned checks.
What if we have a snow day or inclement weather, will I still have my driving lesson?
If the school district where you are taking Driver Education has announced a snow day, All Star’s classes and behind the wheel lessons will also be cancelled. Instructors have the option to complete behind the wheel training if conditions become safe on a snow day. The instructor will contact the student/parent to discuss this option
Where can I find more information about the Driver Education process in Ohio?
The Ohio BMV
What is the All Star Driver Education Disciplinary Policy?
Any student violating the rules and regulations as contained in this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the program with no refund. No refund will be issued due to disciplinary action that prevents a student from completing an All Star Driver Education course.
Prohibited acts include, but are not limited to:
Teasing, insulting, name-calling, mean or rude gestures toward peers, instructors or employees, spreading rumors or behavior that would hurt other’s feelings, swearing, taunting, ridiculing, humiliating, threatening, pushing, shoving, grabbing, spitting, sexual or ethnic harassment, stealing or extortion, fighting, kicking, punching, gang-related gestures, assault, cheating, forgery, using cell phones during instruction–Classroom, Drives & Observation, destruction of property belonging to All Star Driver Education or the facility in which classes are being held.
All Star Driver Education will expel any student who is in violation of State Laws and/or Local Ordinances which include, but are not limited to:
Abuse of fire alarms, safety equipment, bomb threats, lighting of fires or burning or attempting to burn any property belonging to the All Star Driver Education or the facility in which classes are being held or property belonging to persons employed by All Star Driver Education or attending the course, or the employees of the facility in which classes are being held. Possession, use of or threatening to use dangerous weapons such as, but not limited to: firearms, knives, iron bars, or brass knuckles. Possession, use, or threatening the use of any weapon or dangerous object capable of inflicting bodily harm including but not limited to: chains, knives, fireworks, explosives, smoke bombs, and toy weapons resembling any of the above.
What if my question is not addressed in this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section?
If you have additional questions or need more information, you can refer to the contract you agreed to when enrolling, which is accessible on the student portal. If you cannot find the information you need on your contract or in our FAQ’s, please contact All Star. We will do our best to provide a thorough answer based on the details you provide.
How old do I have to be to begin the behind-the-wheel?
You must be at least 15 years and 6 months to begin the behind-the-wheel portion and must have a permit.
What are the requirements to be able to do the behind-the-wheel?
You must be 15 years and 6 months or older, and have a valid Temp from your BMV. You also must have a completion certificate from an online driver education provider.
If I did my online with another company can I still do my behind-the-wheel with you?
Yes, as long as we service your area near you, you can take the behind-the-wheel with us.
How do I register?
Register directly from our website. The location you choose during registration will be the location your instructor will meet you. Sometimes the instructor may choose an alternate pickup/drop-off location. Please check for this information on your student portal. We do not offer home pick-up and drop-offs.
How long is the wait time for drives?
Wait times vary based on location. Typically you can expect a 4-8 week wait time. This could be faster depending on the season and the backlog in the area. Wait times are higher in summer.
If I want the combination course price can I get that without registering for it?
No, in order to get the online and behind the wheel combination price, you must register for the course.
What do I need to bring to my first drive?
You will need to bring your Temps, behind the wheel contract, and completion certificate from your online course. You must complete your classroom/online portion before we can start driving you.
How do I set up my drive times?
Please log in to the student portal with the username and password received after registration. Go to the “Login” option on the top right of our website and choose “Ohio Student”. You need to upload the required documents, schedule your drives, cancel or reschedule drives and also receive your certificate from the student portal.
How do I get the behind-the-wheel contract?
You should receive a confirmation email with that attached, if not you can always get one from your student portal (yellow section on the homepage).
How long after I complete my drives will it take for me to get my completion certificate?
Our compliance department creates these daily. Once we have all paperwork it can take 7-10 business days for your certificate to be uploaded into your student portal. NOTE: If you did not turn in all of your paperwork to the instructor we cannot create and upload your certificate.
How many hours can I drive in one day?
In the state of Ohio, we cannot drive any student over 2 hours in one day. Generally, you will do 4 drives at 2 hours a piece.
Can’t I just road test without the 8 hours behind the wheel?
No, the state of Ohio requires the following in order to be able to road test:
- Must be 16 years or older
- Completed 24 hours of classroom and 8 hours behind the wheel with a licensed instructor
- Logged and completed 50 hours of driving with a parent or guardian
- Held your Temps for a minimum of 6 months
Where do I schedule a road test?
You will need to contact your local BMV to schedule a road test.
What is the ASDE Discipline Policy?
Any student violating the rules and regulations as contained in this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action and possible expulsion from the class. No refunds are granted due to disciplinary action that prevents a student from completing an All Star Driver Education course.
Prohibited acts include, but are not limited to:
Teasing, insulting, name-calling, mean or rude gestures toward peers, instructors or employees, spreading rumors or behavior that would hurt other’s feelings, swearing, taunting, ridiculing, humiliating, threatening, pushing, shoving, grabbing, spitting, sexual, ethnic, or harassment, stealing or extortion, fighting, kicking, punching, gang-related gestures, assault, cheating, forgery, using cell phones during instruction–Classroom, In-Car training or Observation, destruction of property belonging to All Star Driver Education or the facility in which classes are being held.
All Star Driver Education will expel any students in violation of State Laws and/or Local Ordinances which include, but are not limited to:
Abuse of fire alarms, safety equipment, bomb threats, lighting of fires or burning or attempting to burn any property belonging to the All Star Driver Education or the facility in which classes are being held or property belonging to persons employed by All Star Driver Education or attending the course, or the employees of the facility in which classes are being held. Possession, use of, or threatening to use dangerous weapons such as, but not limited to: firearms, knives, iron bar, or brass knuckles. Possession, use or threatening the use of any weapon or dangerous object capable of inflicting bodily harm including but not limited to: chains, knives, fireworks, explosives, smoke bombs, and toy weapons resembling any of the above.