Before you can get a driver’s license, you’ll need to complete driver education and practice driving with a learner’s permit. But, you can’t just walk into the DMV and retrieve your permit. You will need to satisfy certain requirements, pass examination tests, and obey driving restrictions.
In this guide, we will go through everything you need to know about how to get your Michigan learner’s permit.
Before you start the licensing process, you’ll want to be sure that you’re actually eligible. Make sure that you satisfy the following requirements.
If you’ve never been licensed AND you’re at least 18 years old, the TIP (Temporary Instruction Permit) is your first step. To get your TIP, you’ll need to pass the vision and written tests at a driver licensing office. You’re then eligible to take your road skills test and get your license after 30 days of driving practice.
Michigan’s driver’s education program is divided into two segments that take place at different points in the licensing process. You must complete the first segment before you get your learner’s license. If you’re over 18, you’re not required to take driver’s ed.
To complete segment one, you must be at least 14 years and eight months. This segment consists of 24 hours of classroom instruction, four hours of observation, and six hours of behind-the-wheel.
Driver’s education courses are offered at some public schools and private driving schools and must be approved by the state of Michigan
To apply, you must meet the following requirements:
If you completed an out-of-state driver education program, you’ll be required to take a written knowledge test. Approved driver ed programs include the test.
You’ll need to bring the following documents to apply for a driver’s permit in Michigan:
Make sure that your documents are considered acceptable.
Congratulations! Now it’s time to practice driving under supervision. Any time you’re behind the wheel, you need to have a licensed adult over the age of 21 in the front seat. Additionally, you’ll want to track your driving time on a Supervised Driving Log.
To progress to an intermediate license, you will need to complete segment two of driver education. You can start this segment after you’ve had a learner’s permit for at least three months and you’ve logged a minimum of 30 hours of driving, including two night hours. The segment consists of six hours of classroom instruction.
Additionally, you will need to satisfy the following requirements:
That’s everything you need to know about the process of getting your Michigan learner’s permit! We hope this guide was helpful and that you’re confident about signing up for driver education, applying for your license, and taking your tests. If you need some extra help preparing, Zutobi is the perfect option. With practice tests and summarized information, Zutobi will make your study time easy, enjoyable, and effective.
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