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Frequently Asked Driving Questions
Please see our frequently asked questions. If you still have more questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
How old do I have to be to start class?
You can take any class that ends AFTER you turn 15.
What are your extra charges?
Our class cost is complete and there are NO EXTRA CHARGES for anything. Included is 30 hours of class, books and materials, free pick-up and drop-off for all behind-the-wheel lessons, expressway driving, and ALL driving maneuvers.
Do you have a payment plan?
Yes, we offer a payment plan at NO extra charge, which our office staff will be happy to arrange.
How old do I have to be to get my permit?
You only need to be 15; in fact you can get your permit on your 15th birthday!
Can I get my permit before I start my driver ed class?
Yes. You can get your permit if you have enrolled in a driver ed course, have completed the first four hours of class, and begin your driver ed course within 30 days.
What identification will I need to get my permit? Or my license?
For both your permit and license, you will need a certified copy of your birth certificate or a valid passport or a state ID; your social security card (if you are under 18, you can use your high school ID with picture for your permit, but you MUST have the social security card when you go for your license); and 2 proofs of residency: Teens – most recent report card, letter from the high school dated within 90 days, recent bank statements; Adults – utility bills, recent bank statement, recent credit card statements. State ID’s can be used for any of the above. You will pay $20.00 to the Secretary of State.
In addition, when you go for your license, you will need your 50 hour log and proof of insurance for the car. For further information, please go to http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/
How long must I hold my permit before I can get my license?
Nine months or until you turn 18, whichever comes first.
Do I need my permit/license with me when I go out driving?
Yes, you must always have your permit/license on you when you drive.
With my permit, how many people can I have in the car when I drive?
Since you have to drive with someone 21 years old or older who has had their license for at least one year in the front seat next to you, you can have as many people in the back seat as there are seat belts. EVERYONE in the vehicle MUST be belted in.
Can you pick me up at home or school for my driving lessons?
Yes, we offer free home or school pick up for all behind-the-wheel lessons.
What days can I schedule my driving lessons?
Your driving lessons are scheduled to suit your convenience and can be scheduled weekdays, after school, evenings, school holidays and weekends.
Can I upgrade my driving package?
Yes, you can upgrade at any time during the program, to any package and rates will be prorated to insure you the best rate.
How many classes can I miss? How do I make-up what I miss?
You can miss up to 4 classes, all of which must be made up. Some sessions can be made up by doing book work assigned by the instructor, other classes must be made up by attending the missed session the following month. Make-up work is arranged by the teacher or through the office.
How long do I have to finish my driver ed program?
You should be done with your program in 3 to 6 months. Your permit is valid as long as you are an active driver ed student or once you have completed driver ed. The state requires all students to be complete with class and driving within 9 months or you may have to retake the program.
I am 18 (19 or 20), and never took a driver ed class. What can I do?
If you never took a driver education course or do not have proof that you took a course, then you have to take a 6 hour adult driver ed course from an approved driving school.
For more information regarding teen and adult driving rules and regulations, please visit the Secretary of State website: www.cyberdriveillinois.com