FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Register online for the course which best fits your schedule.
Pay the deposit or full amount due.
Begin and/or complete classroom (in a classroom or online).
Receive signed MV form at 15 1/2 to get your DMV issued permit
Finish your 6 hours of drive time and 6 hours of observation time. If you selected the 'Premium Behind the Wheel' you'll need to finish 9 hours of drive time but will not have to complete any observation hours.
Pass your road test at the DMV.
Our office at 1903 Keith st. Suite 7 in Eau Claire is open from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday. We realize these hours may not work for everyone's busy schedule so we do our best to check emails and return phone calls outside of these hours whenever possible.
We ask that a student be at least within 3 months of their 15th birthday before starting a class. Wisconsin state law requires that student must attain a valid Instruction Permit within 13 months of completing the 30 hour state approved classroom session. If an Instruction Permit is not received within 13 months there will be additional classroom time required by the state.
We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. We prefer cash or checks. But we like to be up front and honest about our pricing so we do not charge any fees for using a credit card.
We will do lessons if it is snowing or if driving conditions are difficult. We will cancel lessons or classes if we believe it is unsafe to drive. You will be notified by email in the event of a cancellation.
Your deposit of $100 is nonrefundable. We do understand that schedules can change so if you need to be moved to a different classroom session please let us know as soon as possible and the deposit will be applied your new class selection.
Most of our classes are 3 weeks long. State law prohibits us from having a class session more than 2 hours long.
State law requires all students to complete a total of 30 hours of classroom time. If a student misses a day, he/she will receive an assignment to complete at home for the day they missed. The state does not allow more than two absences. If you miss more than two classes you must come to a future class session and attend the day/s that you missed.
Yes, we do have online classroom for students that are 14 1/2 and older. Online classes need to be completed within six months of enrollment. The same laws apply to online classes in that it will take at least 15 days to complete.
Yes, students who are old enough (15 1/2) and have completed at least one day of online class, may apply for their permit after receiving their signed MV and begin behind the wheel lessons.
Students who wish to begin their behind the wheel training, must pass the permit test first.
BEHIND THE WHEEL INFORMATION
A student may schedule their first behind the wheel lesson as soon as they have their permit.
The MV3001 form is the document that verifies that the student has fulfilled the classroom requirements or is in the process of completing the classroom portion of Driver Education and are 15 1/2 years of age or older. The MV3001 form may be downloaded from our website or obtained from one of our office staff.
The MV3001 form must be signed by a Safety and Respect Personnel before going to the local DMV. Students can NOT get the signed MV 3001 form prior to the start of their classroom session.
The MV3001 can NOT be signed by an instructor or staff member until the day the student is 15 1/2 or after. If the half birthday lands on a weekend, then the form may be signed on the following Monday not before. The regulation is mandated by the state and not a school policy. Quite simply: Driver Education schools are not allowed to sign the MV3001 form prior to the teen turning 15 1/2 regardless of dire circumstances.
To get the most out of your lessons it is best to space them out to about one lesson per month. State law requires you to complete your first lesson within 60 days of receiving your MV form. Please remember not to ask for your MV form until you are able to schedule a lesson within the next 60 days.
It is very important to schedule your last lesson 3-10 days before your road test. Scheduling it at least 3 days in advance allows us time to ensure the proper paper work is filed so that you won't have any issues on test day. Scheduling the lesson no more than 10 days prior to your test helps ensure that you will remember all the test skills you covered on your last lesson.
We understand that schedules can change and a lesson you have planned on might not work anymore. Feel free to cancel it by giving us a call or going online. Please don't cancel a lesson within 48 hours of it's scheduled start time. If you do this, we will have to charge you a no show fee of $40.
If you cancel a lesson within 48 hours of it's start time or you do not show up for a scheduled lesson you will be charged a no show fee of $40. This is not meant as a punishment. The instructor planned on having a two hour lesson and will now have to wait an hour before their next lesson. We pay the instructors for their time from the no show fee. In addition, the student who had scheduled an observation hour will now no longer have anyone to observe and will need to readjust their schedule.
Definitely not. Allowing a student to drive without their permit would be a violation of state law. This situation would be treated the same as a student who forgot they had a lesson and unfortunately we would need to charge a no show fee.
You may schedule your test 10-12 weeks prior to the date you would like to test. CLICK HERE to schedule road test.
A student may take a road test with the DMV when he/she have reached the following requirements:
- Successful completion of 30 required classroom hours
- Successful completion of 12 hours of instructed BTW
- Student has held a valid WI Instruction Permit for a minimum of 6 months
- All tuition and/or fees are paid in full
AFTER FULFILLING COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Visit any Wisconsin DMV office, call 1-888-368-9556, or click here to schedule your road test time online. You can schedule your test approximately 11 weeks prior to your desired test date. The DMV will add additional road test appointments each week so if you can not find a time that fits your schedule on the first attempt, more test times will be posted as the DMV is able to post availability.
Students must bring their Instruction Permit, Social Securty number, and $43.00 for the new license. The course completion slip will be filed electronically with the DOT once all course requirements have been completed and any fees due have been paid.