How To Get Your Illinois Drivers License As An Adult

IL_stateIn Illinois, Adult Driver Education is mandatory if you’re between the ages of 18-20. The good news is these courses are nowhere near as long as when you’re a minor. In just six hours you can have completed all the education requirements to get your license.

You can take a course in a classroom setting or online. Just make sure the school is considered a certified provider in Illinois. Curriculum that will be a part of any Illinois Adult Drivers Ed course will include the following:

-Traffic law
-Road signs, and Rules of the Road in Illinois
-How to avoid Distracted/Drunk Driving
-Defensive Driving strategy

After successfully finishing your course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion from the Illinois Secretary of State via email [the online drivers ed school only reports your completion to the state, certificates actually come from Illinois]. You can take this certificate down to your local SOS branch office to finish the process to get your license.You’ll also need to bring three forms of acceptable identification [list found here].

Be sure to schedule an appointment in advance at your local SOS branch because while there you’ll be completing the following:

  • A vision test
  • A written knowledge test
  • A road test

Behind The Wheel training is not required for adult drivers, however if you’ve never driven before it’s obviously worth some consideration.

We recommend I Drive Safely for its fantastic online Illinois Adult Drivers Ed course. Check them out!

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