Teen Driver's License Process

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Registration is required prior to the start of class and can be completed by phone, mail, or email to pete@goslowdrivingschool.com

-Student must be 15 years old on or before the last day of classroom instruction.      
-Payment is due in full on the first day of classroom instruction.

Registration Form


Submit Documentation

Registration forms are needed by the first day of class.

-Student’s under 18 years of age must submit a State Grade Eligibility Form showing they have passed 8 classes in the last two semesters

Public or Private School Grade Eligibility Form

Home School Eligibility Form


Get Permit

Students may obtain their permit once they have reached 15 years of age, are enrolled in a State approved Driver Education Program and have completed at least 4 hours of classroom instruction.  

-Driver’s permits are valid for two years and must be held by the student for at least 9 months before a license can be applied for. 


Complete Classroom Instruction

Classroom instruction is given in 2-hour sessions, scheduled over a minimum four week period.

-Materials needed:  Students should bring a notebook, a two pocket folder and a pen or pencil to class for taking notes and keeping
handouts organized.  Books and workbooks are provided for classroom use only.

-Vandalism to any materials or school property will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from class and forfeiture of tuition.

-Absences:  Students are required to be on time and prepared for class.  Each student is allowed a maximum of four absences before they are     dropped from the course and all missing classroom time must be made up to complete the course.

-Make up Classes:  Make up classes are scheduled as needed and are the student’s responsibility to schedule with the instructor.  Students are required to hand in all notes and work completed during the classroom instruction.


Schedule Drives

Students are paired with one other student for three hours of in car instruction.  Each student will spend 90 minutes driving and 90 minutes observing.  Students are required to have a total of 12 hours of training with the instructor consisting of 4 driving appointments that will last 3 hours in length. 

-Scheduled drives should be done one per month, every other month, and are prohibited to be completed consecutively in under a two week period.

-Students are required, by state law, to log 50 behind the wheel hours with a parent or legal guardian who is 21 years of age and has held a license   for at least 1 year.  It is expected that students use these 50 hours to practice driving between instructed lessons.


Letter of Completion Request

The students Letter of Completion requests will be processed once the following requirements have been met:

-30 hours of classroom instruction has been completed.
-Registration forms are signed and on file with the school.      
-Tuition fees have been paid in full.

-All behind the wheel and observation time is completed. 

Once these requirements have been met and submitted to the State, the Secretary of State will mail the student a Letter of Completion.  The letter should arrive within 10 business days.  Do not go to the DMV without this letter of completion.


Get your license

The last step is taking your behind the wheel test.  Make sure you have the proper documentation and that your vehicle is in good working condition.  The vehicle must be properly registered, licensed and insured.  The headlights, tail lights, turn signals, hazard lights, horn, and windshield wipers need to be functioning properly. 


Good Luck and thank you for choosing Go Slow Driving School, we appreciate your business.

Refresher Course

If you are about to take your driving test and are a little nervous, our refresher course will prepare you for the state driving exam. 

Teen Programs

Happily serving the Huntley, Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, Algonquin and Woodstock area high schools. 

Adult Programs

Adult driving lessons are scheduled on an individual basis.