An overview of our Hawaii program

We have everything you need to earn your Hawaii license online!

Our online driver education courses are fun, interactive, and convenient. Upon completion of our permit course, you can begin driving with an instructor.

Other course features:

  • Automatic progress tracking so you when you log off the system will pick up exactly where you left off
  • Unlimited access to review course material
  • Unlimited chances to pass your online final exam
  • DMV certificate of completion mailed directly to you
  • Try before you buy - take the entire course up until the final exam without paying

Hawaii Online Driver Education and Hawaii Licensing Procedures

So you’ve taken your first step to become a new driver in Hawaii? Congratulations!

As you probably already know, driving is a valuable skill to know but it can also be extremely dangerous. Therefore, to help new teen drivers develop safe driving habits during their first few years behind the wheel, the State of Hawaii has implemented a graduated driver license program for Hawaii drivers who are between the ages of 15-18.

We’ve summarized a few things you’ll need to know as you go begin your process of becoming a licensed driver in Hawaii.


Hawaii Instruction Permit (aka--Learners Permit)

You need to be at least 15 years, 6 months old to be eligible to obtain an instruction permit in Hawaii.

When you are ready to take your written driver’s test, you will need to take the following items with you to the Hawaii DOT office (driver’s license office):

  • Birth Certificate (Original)
  • Social Security card
  • Bring your parent/guardian with you to sign a consent form
  • Picture ID (a student ID should suffice)
  • Proof of Residence in Hawaii
  • $5 to cover the instructional permit fee

Once you have your Hawaii instruction permit, you may begin to practice driving, however you must always have a licensed driver who’s at least 21 years old sitting next to you in the front passenger seat.


Hawaii Intermediate License (aka--Provisional Driver's License)

After you've had your Hawaii learner's permit for 6 months, you'll be able to apply for an Hawaii intermediate license if you meet the following prerequisites:

  • No traffic violations within the past six (6) months
  • Completed a 30-hour state-approved drivers education course which includes six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel training with a DOT-certified driving instructor

When you go to the DOT office to get your license, you need to take your instruction permit along with the same paperwork/documents that you brought when you took your instruction permit test. You will need to pass the road test this time, and then you will have earned your intermediate driver’s license.

With an intermediate license, the following restrictions still apply:

  • Only one (1) passenger under the age of 18 unless your parent/guardian is with you.
  • All occupants must be wearing seat belts
  • No driving between 11pm and 5am unless driving to or from work or a school-related activity (you must have verifiable information on hand)

Please adhere to these restrictions! Your license will be suspended for 3 months upon your first violation and repeat violations will result in 6-month suspensions.

Your intermediate driver’s license will convert to a full driver’s license when you turn 17 provided that you have not had any traffic violations within the last six (6) months. There may still be some restrictions until you turn 18, however. Please contact the Hawaii DOT for more information.

Hawaii Auto Insurance Hawaii Financial Responsibility Laws

The State of Hawaii requires that you have auto insurance coverage on any vehicle you drive. [Why?  Suppose you’re in an accident and it’s the other driver’s fault and you incurred thousands of dollars in damages to your vehicle. But the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance and has no way of paying for the damage done to your vehicle.  Who would have to pay for the repairs to your car? That’s right, you!].  If you drive without insurance you risk having your license suspended plus a hefty fine.

The minimum amount of coverage you are required to carry is as follows:

  • $10,000—Personal Injury (1 person)
  • $20,000—Personal Injury (2 or more persons)
  • $40,000—Property Damage

Hawaii Drunk Driving Laws

Drinking and driving is a deadly mix.  Upon your FIRST conviction of a Hawaii DUI, you will face the following penalties:

  • 2 to 5 days in jail
  • Suspension of your license for 90 days
  • A fine ranging from $150 to $1,000
  • An additional fine if a child under 15 was in your vehicle at the time
  • 72 hours of community service
  • Mandatory enrollment in a substance abuse or alcohol education program

Subsequent DUI violations will result in far stiffer penalties, including extended jail time, and the revocation of your Hawaii drivers license.

Hawaii Cell Phone & Text Messaging Laws

There are currently no statewide laws regulating the use of cell phones & text-messaging in Hawaii, However, Oahu passed a law in 2009 which prohibits text-messaging while driving and the use of hand-held cell phones while driving (except those with hands-free devices).

Hawaii Online Driver Education

Anyone applying for an Hawaii intermediate license must successfully complete a state-approved drivers education course. You can visit the Hawaii DOT website for a list of approved drivers ed courses.


May I start the Hawaii internet drivers ed course now, but pay later?
Yes, you may start the Hawaii online drivers education course now, and you can select the “pay later” option.  However, you will need to pay either by credit card, online check, check, or money order prior to taking the final exam.
How quickly can I get my Hawaii online drivers education certificate of completion? offers several convenient options for shipping your Hawaii certificate of completion, including regular US Mail and Federal Express.  When you register for the Hawaii online defensive driving course, you can select regular US Mail, and your online Hawaii traffic school certificate will be delivered in 7-10 business days.  If you select Federal Express, you have the option of selecting Priority Overnight delivery (by or before 10:30AM the next business morning), Standard Overnight delivery (by or before 5PM the next business day), Second Day delivery (by or before 5PM on the second business day), Express Delivery (by or before 5PM on the third business day), and if you complete your online Hawaii traffic school course on a Friday we also offer Saturday Federal Express Delivery (by or before 12PM on Saturday).  

If I want to take the Hawaii online drivers ed course, how can I be sure that the website is secure for a credit card payment?
You can be assured that uses the very latest in SSL data encryption technology to make sure that your personal and payment information is 100% secure.   We also offer several other payment methods for our Hawaii online drivers education course, including check and online check.
I’d like to take's Hawaii internet drivers ed course, but what is the cost?
The Hawaii online drivers ed course or new drivers course is $24.99.  Discounts may be available if you have a "refer a friend" discount code.
I want to take the Hawaii online drivers ed course. Can you tell me if I am old enough to do so?

In most states, you must be at least 15 1/2 to take drivers ed for your learners permit.   You should check with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) (or whichever state agency handles the issuance of drivers licenses in Hawaii) to make sure that you are eligible to take Hawaii driver education. 

Please be aware that although is sufficient for fulfilling driver education requirements in some states, in other states is only offered as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.  To find out if will meet your state's minimum driver education requirements, we recommend that you check with the Hawaii Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

I want to take a Hawaii internet drivers ed course, but if I do not pass the Hawaii final exam, can I take it again?
Yes!  Once you finish the Hawaii drivers ed internet course, you must take a Hawaii final exam.  If you don't pass the Hawaii test on your first try, you can retake it as many times as you need until you pass!
Is it possible for my parents to receive an insurance discount on their Hawaii policy if I pass's online new drivers' course?
It depends on which state you live in and which company you are insured with.  In some states, insurance carriers do offer insurance discounts to teen-aged drivers who successfully complete an online Hawaii drivers education course.  We recommend that you contact your insurance agent in Hawaii to see what, if any, discount you may qualify for by enrolling in's Hawaii online drivers education course.
It would be a big help if I could take the Hawaii online drivers ed course from more than one computer. Can I do that?
Yes, you can do that. There is no limit to the number of computers you’re allowed to use for taking the Hawaii online learners permit course. For example, you can take part of the Hawaii online driver education course at work and another part of the Hawaii online drivers ed course from home. Whatever works for you! All that’s needed is a computer with internet access.
Are there any restrictions regarding taking breaks in the Hawaii internet drivers ed course?
No.  You may start and stop your Hawaii online drivers education course as often as necessary. is easy, fun and -- most importantly -- convenient!
Can I receive the Hawaii certificate within 3 business days of completing your Hawaii internet drivers ed course?
It is possible.  How quickly you get your Hawaii online drivers ed certificate of completion depends upon the shipping method you select at registration.  We offer regular US mail shipping and expedited shipping through Federal Express.
Will I have to spend the entire 30 hours taking the Hawaii online driver education course?
You might not have to spend the full 30 hours taking the Hawaii online drivers ed course if you reside in a state that does not require timers. Otherwise, you can expect to spend about 30 hours taking the Hawaii online driver education course.
Can I get a refund if I don’t complete my Hawaii online drivers ed course?
Yes you can! allows you to request a refund anytime you see fit, as long as it’s before your certificate of completion for the Hawaii online drivers ed course has been shipped. At that point you may no longer request a refund.
What if I have trouble reading large amounts of text? Does the Hawaii driver education course on have any options that will help me?
Yes.  Once you begin the Hawaii driver education online course, we will give you the option of ordering our "Read Along" feature which reads the material aloud as you follow along with the Hawaii online drivers ed class text.
Can I check with the Hawaii drivers license office to find out if your Hawaii online drivers ed course is state approved?
Yes, in fact we recommend that you do so.  Although meets the minimum driver education requirements in some states, there are other states in which is offered only as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school. 
Can you please tell me what Hawaii driver education documents I need in order to learn to drive a car?
In order to be able to learn to drive in most states, you must be able to present a certificate of completion showing you have successfully completed a DMV-approved driver education online course.  However, this is a general rule and the rules may be different in Hawaii.  We recommend that you contact a Hawaii driver's license center in your area to find out precisely what paperwork they will need from you when you go down to take your Hawaii learner's permit test.

Will I be able to review each section of the Hawaii internet drivers ed course while I am taking the Hawaii online drivers ed course quiz?
You will not have access to any of the Hawaii online drivers ed course materials during each Hawaii online drivers ed course quiz, but if you fail the Hawaii online drivers ed course quiz you will be allowed to go back and review the previous Hawaii online drivers ed course chapter.
Will taking the online Hawaii driver education course be less tedious for me than a classroom Hawaii driver education course?
For sure! If you value learning what you want, where you want, how you want—instead of spending hours sitting in a classroom—the online Hawaii driver education course is just what you need. Even in states that do not allow online driver education, our Hawaii online driver ed course can still help you by reinforcing the things you learn in the classroom.
Will I be expected to submit proof of ID as I’m taking the Hawaii online driver education course?
Only if you live in a state that requires it. If needs to verify your ID, it will probably take the form of personal questions we ask you during the registration process and at different points during the Hawaii online drivers ed course. Most states do not require ID verification, however, and we’ll inform you if yours does.

Online Drivers Ed and Drivers License Courses Available in these Hawaii Cities:


Online Drivers Ed and Drivers License Courses Available in these Hawaii Countries:

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