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What to expect from Segment 1 Driver Education
Permission from a parent or legal guardian.
A student must pass the state-approved written
test for consideration of a certificate of completion. The driver
education program provider may have additional classroom requirements that
must be met to award a certificate including: attendance, homework
and additional testing requirements. Passing the state test does not
guarantee that a student has passed the classroom phase.
minimum of 24 hours of instruction.
maximum of 2 hours of instruction per day.
maximum of 36 students per class (no exception).
Home study time is not considered time earned toward the 24-hour classroom
Driving Instruction Requirements
A student must receive 4 hours or more of
observation time in the training vehicle.
minimum of 4 hours of classroom instruction must be completed prior to
beginning driving instruction.
minimum of 3 hours of driving instruction must be completed before the last
classroom session. The remaining driving instruction must be completed no
later than 3 weeks after the final classroom instruction.
minimum of 6 hours of on-the-road driving instruction. A maximum of 2 hours
of driving instruction on a multiple vehicle driving facility (range) may be
counted toward the 6-hour requirement. However, a student must receive at
least 4 hours of on-the-road driving instruction.
maximum of 1 hour of driving instruction per day is allowed
The maximum number of students in a driver education vehicle is 4. No more
than 2 people can occupy the front seat. In addition, a student will not be
given driving instruction individually unless there is written consent from
Classroom and driving instruction will be integrated and related, which means
that the classroom and driving instruction must occur within relatively the same
Parent Driving Permit
driver education provider may offer a Parent Driving Permit to a student (and
parent) to allow him or her to acquire extra practice driving with a parent
while attending a Segment 1 course.
See an example of a Parent Driving Permit and Information
Earning a Segment 1 Certificate of Completion
students to be issued a Segment 1 certificate of completion from their driver
education school they must successfully complete both the classroom AND
driving instruction portions of the course, AND the written test. A student
could pass the classroom portion, but fail driver education based on his or her driving
skills and not receive a Segment 1 certificate of completion.
driver education Segment 1 certificate of completion is not a permit to drive
and cannot be treated as a driver's license. After completing Segment 1,
the student and parent must go to a Secretary of State branch office to apply
for a Level 1 driver's license.