An overview of our Michigan program

We have everything you need to earn your Michigan 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


Michigan Online Driver Education and Michigan Licensing Procedures

So you've taken your first step towards becoming a new driver in Michigan? 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 Michigan 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 Michigan.

Michigan Instruction Permit (aka--Learner's Permit)

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

  • You must be at least 14 years and 9 months old
  • Complete a state-approved drivers education course which includes 24 hours of classroom time, 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction time, and 4 hours of observation time

Head down to your local driver's license office (Michigan Sec. of State Branch Office) and bring the following items:

  • Your drivers education completion certificate
  • Valid ID forms (for a list of acceptable ID documents, please visit the Michigan Sec. of State's website)
  • Bring your parents/guardians (they'll need to fill out some paperwork)

After you receive your instruction permit (or a Level 1 Learner's License), you may begin to practice driving so long as there is a licensed driver at least 21 years of age sitting next to you in the front passenger seat who is actively supervising your driving.

Michigan Intermediate License

To become eligible for a Level 2 Intermediate License, you will need to complete the following requirements:

  • Have held your Level 1 instruction permit in good standing for at least 3 months
  • Complete 6 hours of classroom instruction
  • 2 hours instruction per day (maximum)
  • Completed 50 total hours of supervised driving (keep a log)
  • No traffic violations (if you have one, you'll have to wait an additional 90 days before applying)

When this requirements have been met, take your drivers ed certificate along with your Level 2 Intermediate License application (which must be signed by your parents/guardians) to your local Michigan Secretary of State branch office. You will be given a road test, and if you pass, you will be issued a Level 2 Intermediate Drivers License.

With a Level 2 Intermediate Drivers License, some restrictions will still apply:

  • No driving between 12 midnight and 5am unless your parent/guardian is with you (exception is if you're driving to and from work)

After you've had your Michigan Level 2 Intermediate License for 12 months, and kept a clean driving record, you can apply for your unrestricted Level 3 Driver's License!

Michigan Auto Insurance & Financial Responsibility Laws

State law requires that you have at least a certain amount of auto insurance/liability coverage on any vehicle you drive. The minimum amount of liability coverage required in Michigan is as follows:

  • $20,000--personal injury (1 person)
  • $40,000--personal injury (2 or more persons)
  • $10,000--property damage

Driving without auto insurance coverage is a crime. If you are found to be driving while uninsured, you risk losing your license and paying a hefty fine.

Michigan Drunk Driving Laws

Driving under the influence of alcohol is strictly forbidden in Michigan--and strictly enforced. Upon your FIRST Michigan DUI conviction, you will face the following penalties:

  • 93 days in Jail
  • A fine ranging from $100 to $500
  • $1,000 driver responsibility fee
  • 6-month suspension of your license
  • 6 points on your driving record
  • 360 hours of community service
  • Ignition Interlock Device being installed on your vehicle

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

Michigan Cell Phone & Text-Messaging Laws

There are currently no statewide laws in Michigan which prohibit drivers from using cell phones or text-messaging device while driving (but that does not mean it's safe to do it). However, if you drive in Detroit, you may only use a hands-free device.

Michigan Drivers Education

Teen-aged drivers are required to take a state-approved driver education program. You can find a list of approved programs on the Michigan Department of State website.


Do you accept all types of credit cards for payment of the Michigan online drivers ed course?
Yes, any major credit card is accepted for the Michigan online drivers education course.
When can I expect to receive the Michigan internet drivers education certificate of completion?
It depends on the method of shipping that you select at registration. offers several convenient options for shipping your Michigan certificate of completion, including regular US Mail and Federal Express.  If you select regular US Mail, your online Michigan 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), and we also offer Saturday Federal Express (by or before 12PM on Saturday), if you complete your online Michigan traffic school course on a Friday.

If I take the Michigan online drivers ed course, can you assure me that my personal and payment information is 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 Michigan internet driver education course, including credit card, check and online check.
How much do I need to pay if I decide to take's online Michigan drivers education or new drivers' course?
The standard price for taking the Michigan online drivers education course or new drivers course is $30.00.  Discounts may be available if you have a "refer a friend" discount code.
How old do I have to be to take my required Michigan driver education?
In most states, you must be at least 15 1/2 to take drivers ed for your learners permit.   We recommend that you check with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) (or whichever state agency oversees the issuing of drivers' licenses in Michigan) to make sure that you are old enough to take Michigan 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 Michigan DMV/DVS.

Will I be able to set my own schedule if I take the Michigan internet drivers ed course?
Yes!  It's simple.  Once you sign-up for the online drivers ed class, you can start the Michigan learners permit course immediately or wait until later.  You can start-and-stop the Michigan drivers ed course as often as you like -- at you set the schedule!  Once you finish the Michigan drivers ed internet course, you must take a Michigan final exam.  If you don't pass the Michigan test on your first try, you can retake it as many times as you need until you pass!
Do you know if my Michigan insurance provider offers an insurance discount if I pass the Michigan online drivers education 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 Michigan drivers education course.  We recommend that you contact your insurance agent in Michigan to see what, if any, discount you may qualify for by enrolling in's Michigan online drivers education course.
If I want to take the Michigan online driver education course from multiple computers, is that possible?
Yes. Multiple computers can be used to take the Michigan online drivers ed course. If necessary, you can take part of the Michigan online drivers ed course at school and part of the Michigan learners permit course from home.  It’s totally up to you!
Is it necessary for me to complete the Michigan internet drivers ed course all in one sitting?
No.  The Michigan internet drivers education course is designed to fit anyone’s schedule.  You can start and stop the Michigan online drivers ed course as often as needed.
How many days do I need to wait for my Michigan online drivers education certificate of completion?
How quickly you get your Michigan 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.  Depending upon how quickly you need your Michigan certificate, you receive it in as little as 24 hours.
What is the total amount of time it will take me to finish the Michigan online drivers education course?
You can expect to spend 30 hours taking's Michigan 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.

I won’t be able to complete the Michigan online drivers' ed course. Am I allowed to ask for a refund?
Yes, you’re allowed to ask for a refund at any point during the Michigan online learners permit course as long as your Michigan certificate of completion has not yet been shipped. This is a more generous policy than offered by our competitors, who do not allow refund requests after a certain point in the Michigan internet driver education course.
I often have trouble reading large amounts of printed text. What can I do while taking the Michigan online driver education course to make the Michigan online driver education course easier on my eyes?
Since cares about the needs of all students, our Michigan online learners permit courses take into account the needs of those who have difficulty reading large amounts of text. The “Read Along” option reads the material aloud while you follow along with the online text. Simply order the feature when you register for the Michigan online drivers ed class.
How can I find out whether the Michigan online drivers ed course is approved by the Michigan Department of Motor Vehicles?
We recommend that you contact the Michigan Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  They 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 Michigan driver education paperwork will I be asked for when I take my learners permit test?
Each state sets its own rules as what paperwork is required, but you will probably need to have a certificate of completion proving that you have passed an approved Michigan online driver education program before taking your Michigan learner's permit test.  Nevertheless, we strongly recommend that you either contact the Michigan DMV or visit their website to see exactly what documents are required before they'll let you take the Michigan learner's permit test.
What is the best way to prepare for the Michigan online drivers ed course quizzes?
It would be best to closely review the Michigan internet drivers ed course material, so that you can be prepared for a Michigan online drivers ed course quiz at the end of each Michigan online drivers ed course chapter.
Is there any real difference between taking the Michigan driver education course online instead of in a classroom setting?
The main difference is the flexibility that we offer. With Michigan online drivers ed at, you have the freedom to learn at your own pace, without sitting in a classroom for hours listening to lectures. Even if you live in a state where online driver education is not allowed, the Michigan driver ed course offered by can still be a valuable resource that will enhance the things you learn in the classroom.
Will you have to verify my identity at any point while I’m taking the Michigan online driver education 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.