An overview of our Tennessee program

We have everything you need to earn your Tennessee 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


Tennessee Online Driver Education and Tennessee Licensing Procedures

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

Tennessee Learners Permit (aka--Instruction Permit)

When you turn 15, you may apply for a learners permit in Tennessee.

When you're ready to get your learners permit, go down to the local driver's license office with the following paperwork:

  • A Minor/Teen-Age Affidavit & Cancellation Form (available from the Tennessee Dept. of Safety website)
  • Proof of enrollment in school (again, the form is available on the TN DOS website)
  • Valid Forms of ID (for a complete list of acceptable ID's, please visit the TN DOS website)
  • Birth certificate (or valid proof of U.S citizenship

You will need to first take a vision screening test and then the written test. Once you pass, you will be issued a learners permit to drive.

Learners Permit--Restrictions:

  • You may only drive if there is a licensed 21-year-old driver actively supervising your driving from the front passenger seat.
  • You may not drive at all between the hours of 10pm and 6am
  • Everyone in the car must be wearing seat belts

Tennessee Intermediate License (aka--Provisional License)

You can apply for your intermediate license after you turn 16, provided you meet the following requirements:

  • Have held a learners permit for at least 180 days and had no traffic violations which added more than a total of 6 points onto your driving record
  • Completed 50 hours of supervised driving practice (10 hours must be at night), and have your parents sign your practice verification form (a blank copy is available on the TN DOS website)

When you're ready, call your local driver's license office and make an appointment to take your road test. If you pass, you will be issued an intermediate license.

Intermediate License--Restrictions:

  • No cell phone or any other hand-held device may be used while driving
  • No more than 1 non-family passenger may ride with you unless there is a licensed 21-year-old driver in the car with you
  • No driving between the hours of 11pm and 6am (exceptions are driving to-and-from your job, a school-sponsored activity (make sure you have written permission with you) or if you are going hunting/fishing between the hours of 4am to 6am (you must have your hunting/fishing license with you)

After you turn 17 and have had your intermediate license for 1 year with a clean driving record, you may move up to an intermediate unrestricted license. After you turn 18, you may then apply for your regular driver's license.

Tennessee 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 Tennessee is as follows:

  • $25,000 bodily injury for one person
  • $50,000 bodily injury two or more people
  • $15,000 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.

Tennessee Drunk Driving Laws

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

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

  • 48 hours to 11 months in Jail
  • A fine ranging from $350 to $1,500
  • 1-year license suspension
  • Installment of an ignition interlock device
  • Enrollment in an Alcohol Safety/DUI program
  • Community Service

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

Tennessee Cell Phone & Text-Messaging Laws

Tennessee law currently prohibits teen-aged drivers from using cell phones while driving (including "hands-free" ones).

And don't even think about text-messaging while drive! Tennessee law strictly prohibits ALL drivers from reading, composing, and sending text-messages while driving an automobile.

Tennessee Drivers Education

For more information on approved drivers education courses available to teen-age drivers in Tennessee, please visit the state's DOS website.


What methods of payment do you offer for the Tennessee internet driver ed course?
You can make payment by credit card, check, online check, and money order.  Any of these methods of payment are acceptable for completing the Tennessee online drivers ed course.
Can I select the shipping method that I need when I register for the Tennessee online drivers ed course, or do I need to wait until I complete the Tennessee internet drivers education course?
At registration, you can select your shipping method! offers several convenient options for shipping your Tennessee certificate of completion, including regular US Mail and Federal Express.  If you select regular US Mail, your online Tennessee 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), or if you complete your online Tennessee traffic school course on a Friday, we also offer Saturday Federal Express delivery (by or before 12PM on Saturday). 

I want to take the Tennessee internet drivers ed course, but I am concerned about giving out my personal information over the internet. Is the website secure for credit card payments?
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 other payment methods for our Tennessee internet driver education course, including check and online check.
Can you tell me the exact cost of the Tennessee online drivers ed course for new drivers?
The Tennessee online drivers ed course or new drivers course is $24.99.  Discounts may be available if you have a "refer a friend" discount code.
How old do I have to be to start my Tennessee driver education?
In most states, you must be at least 15 1/2 to take drivers ed for your learners permit.   You should check with the Tennessee Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Tennessee Department of Education, or Tennessee Department of Driver License Services to make sure that you are old enough to take Tennessee driver education.
I want to take a Tennessee internet drivers ed course, but if I do not pass the Tennessee final exam, can I take it again?
Yes!  Once you finish the Tennessee drivers ed internet course, you must take a Tennessee final exam.  If you don't pass the Tennessee test on your first try, you can retake it as many times as you need until you pass!
Can I qualify for any Tennessee insurance discount after I pass the Tennessee internet drivers education course?
It depends.  In some states, insurance carriers do offer insurance discounts to families with teens who take a Tennessee online drivers ed course.  If you are not sure if your Tennessee insurance provider offers discounts for Tennessee teen drivers, then your parents should ask before you enroll in this Tennessee online drivers ed course.
Can I access the Tennessee online driver education course from a different computer than the one I registered on?
Yes, you can do that. You’re free to access the Tennessee online drivers ed course from any computer(s) with internet access, with no limit to the number of computers that you can use. For example, you can take part of the Tennessee online learners permit course at work and another part of the Tennessee online drivers ed course from home. Whatever works for you!
Am I allowed some breaks while taking the Tennessee internet drivers ed course?
Yes. is designed to work around your schedule, and you may take as many breaks as needed during the Tennessee online drivers ed course.
After I finish the Tennessee internet drivers ed course, when can I get my Tennessee certificate of completion?
It depends on the shipping method that you select at registration. Since we offer regular US mail shipping and expedited shipping through Federal Express, you can receive your Tennessee certificate in as little as 24 hours.
Will the Tennessee online drivers education course take very much time to finish?
You can expect to spend 30 hours taking's Tennessee 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/DVS office.
Will allow me to ask for my money back if I can’t finish the Tennessee online drivers ed course?
Yes! If circumstances make you unable to complete the Tennessee online driver education course, you are always free to request a refund as long as it’s before your Tennessee certificate of completion has 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 Tennessee internet drivers ed course.
What if I have trouble reading large amounts of text? Does the Tennessee driver education course on have any options that will help me?
Yes.  Once you begin the Tennessee 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 Tennessee online drivers ed class text.
How can I find out if the Tennessee online drivers ed course meets all Tennessee DMV/DVS approved class requirements?
The online drivers ed courses are approved in several states.  In those states where the online drivers education course is not approved, it is designed to supplement a state approved course.  Please check with the Tennessee Department of Driver License Services, Tennessee Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or the Tennessee Department of Education if you are concerned whether is an approved program in your state.
What documents should I take with me to my Tennessee 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, Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee learner's permit test.
Will I be able to review each section of the Tennessee internet drivers ed course while I am taking the Tennessee online drivers ed course quiz?
You will not have access to any of the Tennessee online drivers ed course materials during each Tennessee online drivers ed course quiz, but if you fail the Tennessee online drivers ed course quiz you will be allowed to go back and review the previous Tennessee online drivers ed course chapter.
My older sister took her Tennessee driver education course in a classroom setting. Will taking driver education over the internet give me advantages that she didn't have?
Yes it will! With Tennessee online drivers ed at, there is no need to listen to dull lectures for hours at a time. Our Tennessee online courses allow 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 be required to attend a Tennessee driver ed class. If that's the case, the Tennessee driver ed course offered by still makes an excellent learning tool by enhancing the things you learn in the classroom.
Does require any identification to take its online drivers ed course?
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.