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 to get your DMV issued permit. You'll need this form prior to going to the DMV
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.
You must be at least 16 years old and have held your permit for 6 months. Pass your road test at the DMV or apply for the road test waiver.
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 6 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 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 $50 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 in one day.
State law requires all students to complete a total of 30 hours of classroom time. If a student misses a day, they 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 use a local Wisconsin company that has designed this course with informative slides, instructional videos, and review questions throughout.
You may use a computer, tablet, or a phone.
State law allows students to complete up to 2 hours of online class each day. There is no minimum amount each day but you will need to complete the class within 90 days.
You may schedule a state knowledge and signs test at our office location. If you are already 15 you may also choose to take the test at the DMV. If going to the DMV, you will need to first pick up an MV form from our office. If you choose to test at our office you'll still need to go to the DMV afterwards but the testing part will be completed. Please call or email to schedule a test at our office.
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 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 an Accountable Driver Education employee 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 turns 15. If the birthday lands on a weekend, then the form may be signed and issued on the next business day. This rule is mandated by the state and not a school policy.
To get the most out of your lessons it is best to space them out evenly. State law requires you to complete your first lesson within 60 days of receiving your MV form. For most students this will wind up being about one lesson every 6-8 weeks.
It is very important to schedule your last lesson 1-2 weeks before your road test. Scheduling it at least one week in advance allows us time to ensure the proper paper work is filed so that you won't have any issues on test day.
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 $50.
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 $50. 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.
Yes. If you choose the 6 hours of behind the wheel and 6 hours observation package, you will drive for one hour during the lesson and the other student will drive for one hour during the lesson. You will have six 2 hour lessons. If you choose the premium behind the wheel 9 hour package you will drive for one hour and then be dropped off back at the drop off location. There may be another student in the car observing you while you are driving.
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:
- Completed 30 required classroom hours
- Completed all required hours of behind-the-wheel instruction
- Held a valid WI Instruction Permit for a minimum of 6 months
- The student balance has been paid in full
Wisconsin is now allowing students to obtain a license without taking a road test. Students still need to complete all driver education requirements. At the last behind the wheel lesson students will be evaluated on their driving skills. This evaluation form will be email to parents on the next business day. This form will contain information regarding applying for the road test waiver. This form is sent immediately after we notify the DVS that your student has completed driver's education. Please note, this evaluation is just a helpful tool for parents will not affect your student's status for attaining a road test waiver. You'll find the road test waiver at this link: Road Test Waiver
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 Security 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.