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Driver Education Provider Information
PA 384 of 2006
, known as the Driver Education Provider and Instructor Act was signed into law effective October 1, 2006. The goal was to eliminate overlap in statutory requirements, create a level playing field for Michigan's driver education program, achieve consistency in program objectives, strengthen and improve curriculum, and establish appropriate requirements and qualifications for driver education providers and instructors.
The Secretary of State's focus is on the administration of driver education programs by providers. This includes ensuring that providers maintain established office locations where records will be kept, possess continuous surety bonds, maintain injury and property damage liability insurance on training vehicles, and obtain and maintain provider certification. In addition, the Secretary of State regulates what information and documentation that must be included in the student records and contracts, investigates consumer complaints, and periodically performs inspections.
The Secretary of State also approves curriculum and course content when providing teen driver training (segment 1 and segment 2). Each provider's curriculum, as well as classroom locations, must meet state standards. Every provider is required to submit a list of texts, test and reference materials, including pamphlets and visual aids that are used when instructing students in the classroom and during practice driving instruction. If you are planning to apply for a driver education provider certificate and offer teen or adult driver education courses, access the application documents provided below and mail the completed forms to:
Michigan Department of State
Lansing, Michigan 48918
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks processing time for your driver education provider application.
Select "Required" in the table below for information necessary to complete driver education provider application forms (where applicable).
Many of the documents on this page are in PDF format.