If you have not graduated high school or aquired a GED, starting the process to get your first license requires a Driving Eligibility Certificate. This certificate is awarded to students who have completed Driver Education Classes.
Step 1, Requirements
- You must be 14½ years of age
- Must possess copy of Birth Certificate or Passport
Driver Education class consists of two phases & an eye exam.
- Classroom Phase
- Eye Exam
- Driving Phase
Step 2, Sign up for classes
Seek out the Driver Education lead teacher at your school.
Fill out & submit registration forms
- The lead teacher may visit your homeroom, PE class, or have information announced
- Schools may set up tables during 9th grade orientation
- Check your school's main office
Preparing for Driver Education class
Make sure to be bring the following items;
- Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport
- Pencil, paper, & a Loose leaf notebook
- Depending on class format, you may want to bring lunch, snacks, and drinks for the day.
Step 3, Apply for Limited Learner Permit
After receiving your Driving Eligibility Certificate you can apply for a Level One Limited Learner Permit.
Situational Requirements for Driving Eligibility Certificate
- Must be 15 years old but less than 18 years old. (Over the age of 18? Learner's Permit & Driver License information)
- You must be currently enrolled in school and
- making progress toward a high school diploma or
- show that if you did not receive a driver license, substantial hardship would be placed on you or your family.