License Requirements

Learner’s Permit

You may obtain a learner’s permit if you are at least 15 years old if enrolled in an approved behind-the-wheel training course. You must show proof by presenting a valid Certificate of Driver Education enrollment form provided by the school.  The following is needed to obtain a Learner’s Permit:

  • Pass State-written knowledge test
  • Present Certificate of Driver Education (CDE)
  • Original Birth Certificate and Social Security Card
  • Two bills for proof of residency

Visit the BMV website for a complete list of requirements.

Road Test Waiver

Driver Education grades are based on pass/fail.

CIESC may provide the final Road Skills Test if:

  • Student successfully completes both the classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction with Driver Education from CIESC.
  • It has been at least two weeks after completing the in-car instruction.

The Driver Education Road Test is not available if enrolled in online class only, traditional class only, or in-car instruction only.

Probationary License Rules

Defined as “a license issued to an individual less than twenty-one (21) years of age.”

Students that have met the following requirements may apply for their probationary license at 16 years and 90 days:

  • Successfully pass driver education program (both class and in-car instruction).
  • Held permit for 180 days.
  • Successfully complete final Road Skills Test either with Driver Education or BMV.
  • Completed a fifty (50) hour log.

All drivers that have not participated in a driver education program (both class and in-car instruction) may apply for their probationary license at 16 years and 270 days.

All drivers up to age 21 must adhere to the 180 day passenger and night-time restrictions.

  • No passengers except sibling, child or spouse.
  • Front seat passenger must be 25 years or older with valid license.
  • No driving between 10pm and 5am.
  • No cell phone use while operating vehicle.

In order to obtain your probationary license, each student:

  • Must schedule and pass the road skills test, with the license branch or with CIESC.
  • Must hold their Learner Permit for 180 days.
  • Must be at least 16 years and 90 days (after completing a Driver Education Program, 16 years and 270 days without driver education).
  • Must submit to the BMV a log of 50 hours of supervised practice driving. A copy of the log can be found here.
  • If participated in driver education, must provide the driver education completion certificates to the license branch or CIESC test instructor.
    • Online Completion Certificate (on CIESC letterhead), and
    • Behind the Wheel Completion Certificate (State Form 55745).
    • If you completed the traditional class and in-car, only the State Form with sections A and B completed would be required.