Passing Online Driver’s Ed
Our course features quizzes at the end of each unit. To pass the class, you must make at least a 70% on every quiz. At the end of the course, you take a 50-question final exam. To successfully complete the course, you must score at least 75% on the final exam.
Once you pass the course, American Safety Council sends you an official Certificate of Completion through first class mail. Use this certificate to apply for your permit and driver’s license.
Teen Drivers: Getting Your Permit in Ohio
After passing driver’s ed online and receiving your certificate of completion, the next step is getting your temporary instruction permit identification card (TIPIC). When you are 15 years and six months old, visit your nearest Ohio driver exam station to take the knowledge and vision tests.
Bring these items with you to the driver exam station:
- Proof of your full legal name
- Proof of your date of birth
- Proof of your social security number, if applicable
- Certificate of completion
The Ohio BMV provides more information on these documents online.
Pass the Knowledge Test with the Help of American Safety Council
You must pass both the vision screening and knowledge test before earning your TIPIC:
- Vision Screening—This is a test to show that you meet the vision requirements for having a license.
- Knowledge Test—Answer 40 multiple choice questions about traffic signs and motor vehicle regulations. You must score at least a 75% to pass. If you fail the test, you can retake it after 24 hours. Make sure you let the driver exam station know if you need any special accommodations to take the test.
How do you know what to study to pass the knowledge test? American Safety Council provides an Ohio Online Permit Prep Course that covers everything you need to know. You can also take our online practice test to see how you score before taking the real exam.
Purchasing a TIPIC
The next step is purchasing a TIPIC within 60 days of passing the knowledge test. Bring proof of these items to the deputy registrar license agency:
- Full legal name
- Date of birth
- Ohio residency
- Social security number, if applicable
- Citizenship or legal presence
Your parent or guardian must also be with you to present their driver’s license or identification card and co-sign for the TIPIC.
Driving with Your TIPIC
Now that you’ve earned your permit, there are a few rules and restrictions to ensure that you and your passengers are safe on the road:
- Keep your permit with you at all times when driving.
- You must have a parent, guardian or licensed driving instructor in the passenger seat until you turn age 16.
- You and your passengers must wear seatbelts.
- Your passenger may not be intoxicated.
If you are age 16 or older, you can drive with a licensed driver over age 21 as a passenger. However, if you’re driving between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m., your passenger must be a parent or guardian.
Earning Your Ohio Driver’s License
To get your driver’s license, you must meet these requirements:
- Complete a driver’s education class with 24 hours of instruction (such as the one offered by American Safety Council) and 8 hours of driving time.
- Have a TIPIC for at least six months.
- Complete 50 hours of driving, 10 of which must be at night, to practice operating a vehicle.
- Pass the driving skills test.