The Driver Education Program is an integrated two-phase program taught over an 18-week semester. The two phases consist of classroom and behind the wheel (on street driving), which exceed the requirements set by the State of Illinois.
Students must receive a passing grade in a minimum of eight (8) courses during the previous two (2) semesters. Students must then complete an application for instructional permit to the Secretary of State with a check for $20.00 along with passing a written permit test and vision test.
Students must pass both the classroom and driving phases in order to be eligible to get their license. They must also attend a minimum of thirty 30 hours of classroom and drive for a total (BTW) of six (6) hours. State law also requires each student to complete fifty (50) hours of practice driving with an adult (outside of class) to qualify for an Illinois license. Ten (10) of those hours must be in night driving conditions. These fifty (50) hours must be documented on the student driver log sheet.