How to Pass Our Ohio Driver’s Ed Course
The Ohio Online Driver Education Course features a quiz after each unit. You are required to make at least a 70% on each quiz to pass the course. The course concludes with a 50-question final exam. Score at least a 75% to pass the course and earn your certificate of completion.
After you successfully finish the course, American Safety Council mails your certificate of completion through first class mail. The certificate is proof that you passed the course. Take it with you when you go to get your permit and driver’s license.
Timeline for Completing Driver’s Ed
How long does it take to complete driver’s ed? Here is a summary of each step and the required hours when you take our Ohio Online Driver Education Course:
- Turn age 15 years and 5 months—Teens are eligible to enroll in a 24-hour driver’s ed course at this age.
- Complete the first two course hours—American Safety Council sends you an Ohio driving school certificate of enrollment through first class mail after you complete the first two hours of our online course. This certificate is required to enroll in the driving training program.
- Enroll in a behind-the-wheel training program—Ohio DPS requirements for driver’s ed include driving eight hours with an instructor in a behind-the-wheel driver training program. This is separate from our 24-hour online course and is done in person. You can continue to work on the online course as you complete your eight hours.
- Finish the driver’s education program—After you successfully complete both the driving training and online course, you are one step closer to applying for a permit. American Safety Council sends you a certificate of completion.
- Turn age 15 years and 6 months—Teens are eligible to apply for a permit. However, even if you are this age or 16 or 17, you must still complete driver’s ed before getting your permit.
How to Earn Your Permit in Ohio
Once you meet the requirements for getting a permit, visit your nearest Ohio driver exam station to take the vision screening and knowledge test.
When you go to the driver exam station, bring proof of these items:
- Full legal name
- Date of birth
- Social security number, if applicable
- Certificate of completion
The vision screening is a simple test to make sure that your eyesight meets the vision requirements for having a driver’s license. If you normally wear glasses or contacts, wear them for this test.
The knowledge test requires more preparation, as it is a 40-question multiple choice exam covering what you learned in driver’s ed. To see what kind of questions are on the exam, take our free online practice quiz. A score of 75% or higher is considered passing. Anything below 75% is considered failing, and you must wait at least 24 hours before taking the exam again.
Want to pass the permit test on your first try? American Safety Council can help you meet that goal through our Ohio Online Permit Prep Course. This course includes:
- Information on the motor vehicles and traffic signs part of the test
- Practice quizzes
- How to schedule your appointment at the driver exam station
- How to prepare your required documents
To feel confident that you can pass the knowledge test, register for our prep course today.
What Is a TIPIC?
TIPIC stands for temporary instruction permit identification card. It is the full name for a learner’s permit in Ohio. You can purchase a TIPIC at your nearest deputy registrar license agency within 60 days of passing the vision screening and knowledge test. Your parent or guardian must come with you to show their valid driver’s license or identification card and co-sign for your TIPIC.
Bring these items to the deputy registrar license agency:
- Proof of your full legal name
- Proof of your date of birth
- Proof of your social security number, if applicable
- Proof of citizenship or legal presence
- Proof of Ohio residency
Completing 50 Hours of Driving Practice
Now that you have your TIPIC, you can drive with a parent, guardian or licensed driving instructor as the passenger. Before you can earn your Ohio driver’s license, you must complete 50 hours of driving practice, 10 of which must be at night. Log your practice hours, and when they are complete, your parent or guardian fills out the Ohio DPS Fifty Hour Affidavit.