An overview of our Illinois program

We have everything you need to earn your Illinois 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


Illinois Online Driver Education and Illinois Licensing Procedures

So you've taken your first step towards becoming a new driver in Illinois? Congratulations!

As you probably already know, driving is a valuable skill, but 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 Illinois has implemented a graduated driver license program for Illinois drivers who are under the age of 18.

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

Drivers under 18--Go To School! Poor school attendance may result in you not having driving privileges.

Illinois Instruction Permit (aka-- Learner Permit)

To apply for an Illinois instruction permit, you need to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Be at least 15 years old
  • Be currently enrolled in a state-approved drivers education course
  • Have studied the Illinois driver handbook so you'll be ready to take your written test

When you're ready to take your test, remember to take the required forms of ID with you to the driver's license office (a complete list of acceptable documents can be located at the Illinois DMV website) along with $20 to cover the processing fee.

After you receive your Illinois instruction permit (valid for 2 years), you may begin driving, however a licensed driver who's at least 21 years old must be sitting next to you in the front passenger seat whenever you drive.

Your First Illinois Driver's License or Illinois Provisional License

After you have had your instruction permit for nine (9) months, you may become eligible to apply for your Illinois provisional drivers license provided you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Have had your instructional permit in good standing for at least nine (9) months
  • Completed the required state-approved drivers education program
  • Maintained eight (8) passing grades in the two most recent semesters in school
  • Written certification from your parent/guardian that you have completed at least 50 hours of driving practice (including at least 10 at night)

When you're ready to take the written test plus the road test, then head back down to the driver license office with your instruction permit plus the same ID documents you took when you went to get your instruction permit.

After you get your provisional license, there are still some restrictions which apply to you:

  • All passengers (including the driver) must be wearing seat belts
  • No driving between 10pm and 6am (Sunday--Thursday) or from 11pm to 6am (Friday--Saturday) unless your parent/guardian is in the car with you

If you are caught driving during these blackout hours, your Illinois driver license may be suspended.

After you turn 17, you will earn your full Illinois driver's license (provided you have committed no traffic violations during the time you've held your provisional license).

Illinois Mandatory Auto Insurance/Liability Coverage Laws

The State of Illinois requires that you maintain a certain amount of liability coverage on any vehicle you drive. The minimum required coverage is as follows:

  • $20,000--personal injury (1 person)
  • $40,000--personal injury (2 or more persons)
  • $15,000--property damage

Driving while uninsured is a crime in Illinois! If you drive without the required insurance coverage, you will face having your license suspended, plus a hefty fine.

Illinois Drunk Driving Laws

If you drive under the influence of alcohol, you will face the following penalties--on your FIRST offense!

  • One (1) year in Jail
  • A $2,500 fine
  • Suspension of your license for at least one (1) year
  • Installation of a breath-alcohol ignition interlock device
  • At least 100 hours of community service

And of course, further Illinois DUI convictions will result in increased jail time, community service, fines, and Illinois license suspension or even Illinois license revocation.

Illinois Cell Phone & Text Messaging Laws

Sending or reading text-messages while driving is prohibited in Illinois. Cell phone use is not permitted while driving through school zones.

Illinois Online Driver Education

Illinois law requires all provisional license applicants to complete a state-approved drivers education course. Please visit the Illinois State Board of Education's website for a listing of approved drivers ed courses.


Can you process an electronic bank check for the Illinois online drivers ed course, or will I need to mail in the check payment?
Yes, we accept an online check for payment for the Illinois online drivers education course.
Can I select a special method of shipping for my Illinois online drivers ed certificate of completion?
Yes! offers several convenient options for shipping your Illinois certificate of completion, including regular US Mail and Federal Express.  When you register for the online defensive driving course you will be asked to select your certificate of completion. If you select regular US Mail, your online Illinois traffic school certificate will be delivered in 7-10 business days.  If you select Federal Express, you have the option of selecting Priority Overnight (by or before 10:30AM the next business morning), Standard Overnight (by or before 5PM the next business day), Second Day (by or before 5PM on the second business day), Express (by or before 5PM on the third business day), or if you complete your online Illinois traffic school course on a Friday, we also offer Saturday delivery (by or before 12PM on Saturday). 

If I sign up for the Illinois internet drivers ed course, how safe is my personal and payment information?
It is secure. uses the very latest in SSL data encryption technology to make sure that your personal and payment information is 100% secure.   We offer several payment methods for our Illinois internet driver education course, including credit card, check and online check.
I need to take a Illinois driver education course for new drivers. How much do I need to pay for your Illinois online drivers ed course?
The Illinois online drivers ed course or new drivers course is $24.99.  Discounts may be available if you have a "refer a friend" discount code.

Please be aware that while in some states is sufficient for fulfilling your state's driver education requirements, in other states is offered only as a supplement to the actual 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, please contact your local DMV office.
What's the minimum age for someone to be eligible to get a learner's permit?
In most states, you must be at least 15 1/2 to take drivers ed for your learners permit. Please check with the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Illinois Department of Education, or Illinois Department of Driver License Services to make sure that you are old enough to take your Illinois driver education.
I want to take your Illinois internet drivers ed course. How many times will I be allowed to retake your Illinois final exam if I don’t pass it the first time?
Once you finish the Illinois drivers ed internet course, you must take a Illinois final exam.  If you don't pass the Illinois test on your first try, you can retake it as many times as you need until you pass!
After I complete the Illinois online drivers ed course that offers, how can I get a Illinois insurance discount applied to my Illinois auto insurance premium?
Whether or not you receive an insurance discount for completing's online drivers education course 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 Illinois drivers education course.  We recommend that you contact your insurance agent in Illinois to see what, if any, discount you may qualify for by enrolling in's Illinois online drivers education course.
Does the entire Illinois drivers ed course have to be taken on a single computer, or can multiple computers be used?
At we care about your convenience. You’re free to take the Illinois online driver education course from any computer you want, anywhere you want. If you want to take part of the Illinois Online driver ed course at school and part of the Illinois Learners permit course from home, that’s perfectly okay!  Any computer with internet access will work.
If I take Illinois online drivers education course with, do I have to take the entire Illinois online drivers ed course at once or can I log on and off when I need?
You can take the Illinois online drivers education course in one sitting or in as many sittings as needed.  It is completely up to you as this course is very flexible.  If you stop during one part of the course, the computer will track where you left off so that when you log back online you will be able to pick up your online traffic school course exactly where you left off. is easy, fun and -- most importantly -- convenient!
When I finish my Illinois internet drivers education course, can you guarantee that I will receive the Illinois certificate within 2 days?
At registration, you can choose your preferred shipping method for your Illinois certificate.  We do offer expedited shipping through Federal Express, and you can receive your Illinois certificate in as little as 24 hours.
How much time can I expect to spend on the Illinois online drivers education course?
You can expect to spend 30 hours taking's Illinois online course for new drivers.  However, in some states where timers are not required you may not have to spend an entire 30 hours taking the course.

Please be aware that while in some states is sufficient for fulfilling your state's driver education requirements, in other states is offered only as a supplement to the actual 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, please contact your local DMV office.

If I do not complete my Illinois online drivers ed course, can I get a refund?
Yes you can!  Unlike our competitors, who will not allow you to request a refund after a certain point in the Illinois driver ed course, allows you to request a refund for the Illinois online driver education course at any point during the course, as long as your Illinois certificate of completion has not been shipped.  Once your certificate of completion has been shipped, you may not request a refund.
I worry that my poor eyesight will make it hard for me to handle the large amounts of text contained in the Illinois online driver education course. Are there options available that will make this less of a problem?
If you have trouble reading large amounts of text, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of the “Read Along” feature that we offer specifically for people in your situation. “Read Along” reads the material aloud while you follow along with the online class text. You can order this feature when you register for the Illinois online drivers ed class.
How can I find out if's online teen drivers' ed course satisfies all Illinois DMV/DVS approved class requirements?
The Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) - or the equivalent department for your state -  will be able to tell you whether will fulfill your state's driver education requirements or whether may be taken as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.
What Illinois driver education documents do I need before I can learn to drive a car?
Generally, most states require that you have a certificate of completion for an approved Illinois driver education course in order to take the Illinois learners permit test.  Again, this is a general rule and may not apply in Illinois.
Do the Illinois online drivers ed course quizzes count toward a percentage of my overall score for the course?
No, the Illinois internet drivers ed course quizzes do not count toward the final exam grade.  However, they are meant to prepare you for the Illinois online drivers ed course.  You will be able to go back and review the previous Illinois internet drivers ed course chapter if you feel that you need to do so.
My friend took the Illinois driver education in a classroom setting. What's the difference between Illinois classroom driver education and Illinois online driver education?
The difference is this: with Illinois online drivers ed at, there is no need to sit in a classroom for hours at a time listening to a teacher. gives students the freedom to learn how they want, where they want and when they want!  If your state does not approve online driver education, then you may have to attend a Illinois driver ed class.  If that's the case, the Illinois driver ed course offered by makes an excellent supplementary learning tool that will further enhance the things you learn in the classroom.
Is there any ID verification procedure when I take's new drivers' course?
Many states will not require ID verification when taking an online driver education course, although this can vary from state to state.  A few states may require us to verify your identity by, for example, asking you personal questios throughout the course.  The purpose of this is simply to verify that you are who you say you are.