No problem, please call us at 630-847-8055 to enroll over the phone. Our system is only set up to handle credit cards. We apologize for the inconvenience.
A deposit holds your teen's spot in class (deposit is transferable). The remainder of the payment is due first day of class. You can bring a check or cash to the first day of class for the remaining balance.
Yes, please call 630-847-8055 for more information
Yes, we have a package for private lessons. Just call us to schedule.
Yes! We love siblings! If your elder child has already taken the class and now your younger one has turned 15, we will give your 15 year old a $20 discount. After you register your child, please send us an e-mail letting us know there was a sibling who took our class. We will adjust the ledger appropriately.
Effective January 1st, 2008, the State of Illinois created new rules in regards to the requirements to get your license and permit. The most basic changes are that you must be enrolled in a drivers education program to get your permit , have held your permit for at least 9 months and that you must have a minimum of 50 (10 must be at night) hours of driving with a parent or guardian. All students under the age of 18 are required to take a drivers education program that consists of 30 hours in class instruction, 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction and 6 hours of observation. You must finish the entire teen accredited program within 9 months of the first classroom lesson. They must also have documentation showing that they are academically eligible. For a more detail look a this program please click on the following Graduated Drivers License Program
See the checklist for a learning permit
It is a new program that became effective January 1st, 2008 regarding stricter rules to obtain your license. It sets rules as to how many non family members can be in a car at one time, cell phone usage etc. It also sets rules for teenage drivers up to the age of 20. For a more detail look a this program please click on the following Graduated Drivers License Program
You must be 15 years of age and enrolled in a drivers education program.
The most basic requirements, you must show proof of a Junior High School and obtain a eligibility form (blue form) or High School report card that shows 8 passing grades within the past two semesters. Alternatively, you can use the Pink (inadequate passing grades) or the Yellow form for home school children.
Please contact us directly if you cannot provide the above due to the following situations
- The high school or junior high school uses a quarter grading system, trimesters, block scheduling or do not use semesters.
- If a student has not completed 2 high school semesters.
- Cannot get a copy of your report card
- Did not pass 8 classes within the past two semesters
- Enrolled in a G.E.D. Program
- Are home schooled (can print off the Yellow form as an alternative)
- Dropped out of high school
- Already received a high school diploma
Students can miss up to 4 days of classes but must make them up in another class session. Again, the state requirements are a total of 30 hours of classroom instruction. If your child needs to miss for an after school activity he or she can make it up in the alternate class. Please note that the absence from this enrolled class still counts as a missed class. The state is very strict about these rules.
Unfortunately, due to State regulations, your teen will be required to take the class over in its entirety. You will have to pay a $150 reinstatement fee.
After your child has taken four hours of class and has obtained their permit they will be able to sign up for BTW lessons (all fees must be paid in full). The instructor will pick your child up at their home, work or school (within reasonable distance) and drop them back off. They will learn how to drive on the expressway, reverse, park, etc. Your child MUST have their original permit with them, no copies allowed.
Once you have obtained your permit log into your account. Click on "Schedule BTW Class". You must enter your permit number the first time you sign up for BTW's. Click on any green dates as these will show any drive times available. Choose the time you would like and where your pick up and drop off location will be.
Just log into your account and click on the red 'x' for the scheduled time. There is no problem cancelling and rescheduling BTW but you must do it no less than 48 hours in advance or there will be a $50 cancellation fee.
Once your child has completed the 30 hours in classroom portion and the 12 BTW hours (or 8 private hours), has provided grade eligibility and has paid all fees we will send the required paperwork to the Secretary of State. They will then send you a letter of completion which you will need to bring with you when your child takes the final drivers exam. We submit our forms within 48 hours of your teen's completion but the Secretary of State can take 1-2 weeks to send you their letter.
- Signed permit application and the accompanying parent if under 18 (you will receive this form in class)
- Cash or check for $20 made out to the Secretary of State
- Eyeglasses or contacts if you wear them (you will be taking an eye exam)
- Original Social Security Card
- Certified copy of your birth certificate or a valid passport
- Something with your current address on it (bank statement, report card etc)
- Something with your signature on it (valid passport, social security card, ID etc.)
- Letter of completion from the Secretary of State (you must have successfully completed our 30 hours of class instruction and 12 hours of BTW in order for us to file for a certificate of completion from the state)
- 50 hour log of driving hours.
- Your instructional driving permit
- Certified copy of your birth certificate of a valid passport
- Social Security Card
- Eyeglasses or contacts if you wear them
- Something with your current address on it.
- Something with your signature on it.
- Vehicle registration
- Proof of insurance
If your teen has a $0 balance due, has turned in the two required docs, the BLUE form and the Parent/Student contract, , and is 15 years old, they are eligible to get a learners permit application up to 30 days prior to their class start date.
Your teen will need to study the Illinois Rules of the Road book in order to pass the written test at the Secretary of State office.
Different locations are open on different days. CLICK HERE to be directed to the Illinois Secretary of State facilities page.
As soon as he/she gets the learners permit! Your teen can drive with anyone 21 years old or older who has a valid drivers license (valid for at least one year). The BTW's class can start being scheduled in the second week of class as soon a permit is acquired. Teens DO NOT need to finish the classroom portion in order to start driving with us.
The Permit # is listed on the learners permit as the DL#. It is the twelve (12) digit number that starts with the first letter of your last name.
When you have fulfilled all of your requirements at the driving school, we send in your paperwork to the Illinois Secretary of State office. They will send you a letter to the address listed on the permit. That letter is the Certificate of Completion. COPY that letter and take it to the administration office of your high school to prove you have completed a drivers education course.
See the checklist for a drivers license