An overview of our Kentucky program

We have everything you need to earn your Kentucky 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


Kentucky Online Driver Education and Kentucky Licensing Procedures

So you've taken your first step towards becoming a new driver in Kentucky? 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 Kentucky has implemented a graduated driver license program for Iowa 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 Kentucky.

Kentucky Instruction Permit (aka--Learners' Permit)

You must be at least 16 years old to be eligible to receive an instruction permit in Kentucky.

When you're ready to take your permit test, you will need to make an appointment to visit your local Circuit Court Clerk's office. Be sure to take the following documents with you to the Circuit Court Clerk's office:

  • Social Security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of Residence in Kentucky
  • A school compliance verification form (if you're under 18)
  • Your parent or guardian, They will need to sign a financial responsibility waiver form

Once you receive your instruction permit, you may begin driving so long as you have a licensed driver who's at least 21 years old sitting next to you in the front passenger seat and actively supervising you while you drive.

Kentucky Intermediate Driver's License

In order to apply for an intermediate driver's license in Kentucky, you will need to have met the following state requirements:

  • Have had your instruction permit for at least 180 days in good standing
  • Completed at least 60 hours of supervised driving practice (10 of which must be at night) You will need to keep a driving practice log & verification form
  • If you're under 18, you'll need to have completed either a graduate license course (4 hours), a high school drivers education course, or a private driver training course

When you're ready to apply for your intermediate driver's license, go back to your local Circuit Court Clerk's office and take the road test. If you pass it, you will be issued a Kentucky intermediate driver's license.

With an intermediate driver's license, some restrictions still apply for the first 180 days:

  • No driving between 12 midnight and 6am unless you are driving to or from work, a school-related activity, or in the event of an emergency (sorry, a sudden hamburger crave is not an emergency)
  • You may only have one (1) passenger who's less than 20 years old (immediate family is excluded from this restriction)

After you have held your intermediate driver's license for 180 days with a clean driving record, you may apply for an unrestricted Kentucky driver's license.

Kentucky Auto Insurance & Financial Responsibility Laws

The law requires you to carry auto insurance/liability coverage on any vehicle you drive. The minimum amount of coverage required is as follows:

  • $25,000—personal injury (1 person)
  • $50,000—peronsl injury (2 or more persons)
  • $10,000—property damage
  • $50,000--underinsured motorists

Driving without required insurance coverage is a crime. If you are caught driving without auto insurance/liability coverage you will face having your license suspended plus a hefty fine.

Kentucky Drunk Driving Laws

Driving under the influence in Kentucky will get you into a heap of trouble. Upon your FIRST Kentucky DUI conviction, you will face the following penalties:

  • Jail Time--2 to 30 days
  • A fine ranging from $200 to $500
  • Suspension of your license for 30 to 120 days
  • Alcohol or Drug Treatment Program for 90 days
  • Community Service ranging from 48 hours to 30 days

Further DUI violations will result in more severe penalties, including extended jail time, increased fines, increased community service, and the revocation of your driver's license.

Kentucky Cell Phone & Text-Messaging Laws

Kentucky currently forbids teen-aged drivers who hold either an instructional permit or an intermediate license from using a cell phone or text-messaging device while driving.

Kentucky Drivers Education

For a list of state-approved driver's education courses in Kentucky, please contact the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.


Do you need payment for the Kentucky online drivers ed course when I sign up, and what methods of payment do you accept?
No, you do not need to pay before taking the Kentucky online drivers ed course.  You may select the “pay later” option, but you must pay by credit card, online check, check, or money order prior to taking the final exam.
Can I select a Federal Express shipment method for receiving the Kentucky online drivers ed certificate of completion?
Yes!  When you register for the online defensive driving course you will be asked to select your Kentucky certificate of completion.  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), or if you complete your online Kentucky traffic school course on a Friday, we also offer Saturday Federal Express delivery (by or before 12PM on Saturday).
If I sign up for the Kentucky internet drivers ed course, is my payment secure on the website?
Yes! 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 payment methods for our Kentucky internet driver education course, including credit card, check and online check.
How much money will it cost me to take the Kentucky internet drivers education course?
The Kentucky online drivers ed course or new drivers course is $24.99.  Discounts may be available if you have a "refer a friend" discount code.
Can I take the Kentucky online drivers ed course if I am 14 years old?

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 Kentucky) to make sure that you are eligible to take Kentucky 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 Kentucky Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Is the Kentucky online drivers ed course very fast-paced, or can I work at my own pace?
Once you sign-up for the online drivers ed class, you can start the Kentucky learners permit course immediately or wait until later.  You can start-and-stop the Kentucky drivers ed course as often as you like -- at you set the schedule!  Once you finish the Kentucky drivers ed internet course, you must take a Kentucky final exam.  If you don't pass the Kentucky test on your first try, you can retake it as many times as you need until you pass!
How can I find out if my parents would receive any Kentucky insurance discount if I pass the Kentucky 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 Kentucky drivers education course.  We recommend that you contact your insurance agent in Kentucky to see what, if any, discount you may qualify for by enrolling in's Kentucky online drivers education course.
It would be a big help if I could take the Kentucky 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 Kentucky online learners permit course. For example, you can take part of the Kentucky online driver education course at work and another part of the Kentucky online drivers ed course from home. Whatever works for you! All that’s needed is a computer with internet access.
It is not possible for me to take the Kentucky internet drivers ed course in one sitting. Do you allow interval breaks?
Definitely.  You may log on and off as often as needed.  The Kentucky internet drivers ed course is -- most importantly - convenient to you!
I am completing the Kentucky online drivers education course. Do you have any type of express mail shipping for my Kentucky certificate of completion?
Yes, we do!  We offer regular US mail shipping and expedited shipping through Federal Express, so you can receive your Kentucky certificate in as little as 24 hours.
How many hours of instruction does the Kentucky online driver education course equal?
The total amount of time you will spend taking the Kentucky online driver education course will equal about 30 hours of classroom instruction time. There’s a chance you won’t have to spend the full 30 hours taking the Kentucky online drivers ed course if you live in a state that does not require timers.
Can I get a refund on my Kentucky online drivers ed course if I do not complete it?
Yes.  Unlike our competitors, who do not allow you to request a refund after a certain point in the Kentucky drivers ed course, allows you to request a refund for the Kentucky online driver education course at any point during the Kentucky online drivers ed course, before your Kentucky certificate of completion is shipped.  Once your certificate of completion has been shipped, you may not request a refund.
I often struggle to read large amounts of online text. What options does the Kentucky online driver education course on offer that may help?
The “Read Along” option offered by is designed to help those who struggle with reading large amounts of text. It reads the material aloud while you follow along with online text. You can order this feature when you register for the Kentucky online learners permit course.
Does the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Department of Motor Vehicles know if your Kentucky internet drivers education course is approved by the state?
Yes, the Kentucky DMV will be able to tell you if will fulfill your state's minimum driver education requirements or whether can be taken as a supplement to the driver education and/or training you will receive at a state-approved driving school.
What documents should I take with me to my Kentucky learners permit test?
Generally, states require you to provide at least a certificate of completion showing that you've passed a state-approved driver education online or classroom course.  However, Kentucky may require you to provide additional paperwork such as a birth certificate, social security number, proof of residency, parental consent forms, etc..  Therefore, we recommend that you contact the Kentucky DMV (or visit its website) to learn exactly what documents you are required to have prior to heading down to your local driver's license office to take your Kentucky learner's permit test.
Is it required that I receive a passing grade on the Kentucky online drivers ed course quizzes?
No, the Kentucky online drivers ed course quizzes are designed to prepare you for the Kentucky internet drivers ed course final exam.  If you do not pass a Kentucky online drivers ed course quiz, you will be allowed to go back and review the previous Kentucky internet drivers ed course chapter.
What do I get by taking the Kentucky driver education course online that I wouldn’t get by taking the same course in a classroom?
What you would get is the advantage of flexibility, allowing you to learn how you want, where you want and you they want!  With Kentucky online drivers ed at, you’re not stuck sitting in a classroom for hours listening to a teacher.  If online driver education is not approved by your state, then you may be required to attend a Kentucky driver ed class.  If that's the case, the Kentucky driver ed course offered by can still be a valuable resource that will reinforce the things you learn in the classroom.
At some point will I be expected to provide proof of identity while taking the Kentucky online driver's ed course?
Only if your state requires us to. If your state requires us to verify your identity for the online drivers ed course (not every state does), it will likely take the form of us asking you personal questions at various times during the course.  Some states do this to make sure that each student is taking a state online driver education course without the help of anyone else.