An overview of our Ohio program

We have everything you need to earn your Ohio 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

Ohio Online Driver Education and Ohio Licensing Procedures

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

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

You will be eligible to apply for an instruction permit in Ohio when you are 15 years and 6 months old. When you go down to the local driver's license office, be sure to take the following paperwork/documents with you:

  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Bring your parent/guardian with you to sign your application

At the driver's license office, you will first be given a vision screening test, and then you will need to take a written (knowledge) test (a practice written test is available at the Ohio BMV's website). If you pass it, then you will be issued an instruction permit.

With an instruction permit, there are some restrictions you'll need to follow:

  • Everyone in the car must weat a seat belt
  • For the first 6 months, you must have a certified driving instructor actively supervising your driving from the front passenger seat when you drive (you parent/guardian may be the supervisor if they are a licensed driver)
  • After the first 6 months, the supervisor can be any licensed driver who's at least 21 years old

Ohio Probationary License

To apply for a probationary license, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have had your instruction permit for at least 6 months, and maintained a clean driving record
  • Completed 24 hours of class instruction in a state-approved driver education course
  • Accumulated 50 hours of supervised driving practice (10 of which must be at night) and have your parent/guardian certify your driving practice log (a blank copy of this log can be printed off the Ohio BMV website)

You will need to pass a road test before you will be issued your probationary license.

With a probationary license, you will still need to adhere to some restrictions:

  • If you're under 17, you cannot carry more than 1 non-family passenger (unless your parent/guardian is in the car with you)
  • All passengers between the ages of 4 and 15 must be properly buckled up.
  • If you're 16, you may not drive from 12 midnight to 6am (except for driving to/from your job, school-sponsored activity, or because of a family emergency)
  • If you're 17, you may not drive from 1am to 5am (except for driving to/from your job, school-sponsored activity, or because of a family emergency)

These restrictions are removed after you turn 18.

Ohio 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 Ohio is as follows:

  • $12,500--personal injury (1 person)
  • $25,000--personal injury (2 or more persons)
  • $7,500 for property damage per accident

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

Ohio Drunk Driving Laws

Drinking while under the influence of alcohol is strictly prohibited in Ohio, and the law is strictly enforced.

Upon your FIRST Ohio DUI conviction, you will face the following penalties:

  • Up to 3 years license suspension (license reinstatement fee is $450)
  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Enrollment in a Driver Intervention Program
  • Fine from $250 to $1,000

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

Ohio Cell Phone & Text-Messaging Laws

There is currently no statewide law prohibiting the use of cell phones in Ohio, however teen-aged drivers may not use cell phones while driving in the cities of Brooklyn, North Olmstead, and Walton Hills.

Ohio Drivers Education

For more information on drivers education including a list of approved drivers ed courses in Ohio, please visit the Ohio BMV website.


Are all credit cards accepted for the Ohio online drivers education course?
Yes, all major credit cards are acceptable forms of payment for the Ohio online drivers ed course.
How can I be sure that I receive the Ohio online drivers ed certificate of completion on time?
You can choose your preferred method of shipping at registration! offers several convenient options for shipping your Ohio 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 Ohio 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 (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 Ohio traffic school course on a Friday, we also offer Saturday Federal Express delivery (by or before 12PM on Saturday).
Is the website secure if I pay by check over the internet?
Yes! uses the very latest in SSL data encryption technology to make sure that your personal and payment information is 100% secure.
If I sign up to take the Ohio online drivers education course for new drivers, what will it cost me?
The Ohio online drivers ed course or new drivers course is $68.00.  Discounts may be available if you have a "refer a friend" discount code.
Can I take the Ohio 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 Ohio) to make sure that you are eligible to take Ohio 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 Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

If I do not do well on the Ohio drivers education online course's final exam, how many times will I be able to retake it?
Once you finish the Ohio drivers ed internet course, you must take your Ohio final exam.  If you don't pass the Ohio test on your first try, you can retake it as many times as you need until you pass!
If I take the Ohio internet driver education course that offers, is there any Ohio insurance discount?
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 Ohio drivers education course.  We recommend that you contact your insurance agent in Ohio to see what, if any, discount you may qualify for by enrolling in's Ohio online drivers education course.
If I want to take the Ohio online driver education course from more than one computer, can I do that?
Yes. At we care about your convenience. You’re free to take the Ohio online driver education course anywhere you want, from any computer you want. For example,  if circumstances require you to take part of the Ohio online drivers ed course at school and part of the Ohio learners permit course from home, that’s perfectly okay!  Any computer with internet access will work.
If I take the Ohio online drivers ed course, is it required that I sit through it all at once, or can I have the option to start and stop after each chapter?
You do have the option to take frequent interval breaks if you need to do so in order to complete the Ohio online drivers ed course.
If I complete the Ohio internet drivers ed course today, when can I receive my Ohio certificate of completion?
How quickly you get your Ohio 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, so you can receive your Ohio certificate in as little as 24 hours.
How much time can I expect to devote to the Ohio online driver education course?
You can expect to devote about 30 hours during the Ohio online driver education course that we offer at  However, in some states where timers are not required you may not have to spend the entire 30 hours taking the course.
How much time do I have to request a refund on my Ohio online drivers ed course?
You have until your Ohio certificate of completion has been shipped to request a refund. Unlike our competitors, who do not allow requests for refunds after a certain point in the Ohio online driver education course, with us you can request a refund anytime you see fit, as long as it’s before your certificate of completion has been shipped.
Reading large amounts of online text has always been a problem for me. Does your Ohio online drivers ed course have any options that will assist me?
Yes. All of the Ohio online drivers ed courses fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The “Read Along” option is available in all of our Ohio online driver education courses to ease the burden on those who have difficulty reading large amounts of printed text. It works by reading the Ohio online learners permit course material aloud as you follow along with the online text.
How can I find out if the Ohio internet drivers ed course is Ohio DMV/DVS approved?
The Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) 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.
I plan to take the Ohio learners permit test. What Ohio driver education paperwork will I need in order to do that?
Typically, before you can begin learning to drive, you need to provide a certificate of completion for a state-approved driver education course.  However, this is a general rule and the specific laws in Ohio may be different from other states.  Please contact your local Ohio DMV office to find out exactly what paperwork is required in order for you to be issued a Ohio learner's permit and begin learning how to drive a car in Ohio.
How are the Ohio online drivers ed course quizzes structured for the Ohio online driver education course?
There is a Ohio online drivers ed course quiz at the end of each Ohio online drivers ed course chapter, and it consists of about five questions.
What are the benefits of taking the Ohio driver education course online instead of in a classroom?
The main benefit is flexibility. With Ohio online drivers ed at, you have the freedom to learn at your own pace, without sitting in a classroom for hours listening to a teacher. Even if you live in a state where online driver education is not allowed, the Ohio driver ed course offered by can still be a valuable resource that will reinforce the things you learn in the classroom.
Will I have to submit to an ID verification procedure before I can take the Ohio drivers education course over the internet?
Although many states do not require us to verify the identity of our students, some states do.  If your state has this requirement (we’ll let you know if it does), it will likely take the form of us asking you personal questions at various times during the course.