Get Your Michigan Learner’s Permit
How to apply for Level 1 Learner’s Permit License in Michigan
Planning on getting your driver’s license? The first step is enrolling in a certified Segment 1 program. Before you can sign up for driver education courses, you must be at least 14 years and 9 months old with a parent or guardian’s permission. All Star offers several courses to help work around your schedule, such as after-school classes at your school.
Classes range from 2 ½ to 3 weeks. On your first day of class, you will need to bring proof of identification and citizenship. Segment 1 contains 24 hours of classroom instruction with an additional 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training, and 4 hours of in-car observation. Courses consist of learning to drive in different environments and conditions, hands-on activities, and guest speakers attending class to talk about safe driving and basic driving skills. Aside from classroom instruction, you will need to schedule behind-the-wheel training outside of class.
At the end of the course, you must pass a written test to evaluate what you learned. Once the student passes Segment 1, they will receive a Certificate of Completion by email. They may now apply for their Level 1 license (permit) at the Secretary of State with a parent or guardian. Before going to the Secretary of State you will also need to bring a Photo ID, a Birth Certificate, and an application fee. After getting your Level 1 License, you can’t just go driving around by yourself. You are allowed to drive in a car as long as you are with a licensed adult over the age of 21.