Segment I


How old does the student have to be in order to enroll in a Segment I course?

  • Students must be at least 14 years and 8 months old by the first day of class in order to attend. 


What is Segment I?

  • Segment I consists of 24 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours on-the-road instruction, and 4 hours of observation.  If you are under the age of 18 you are required to take Segment I by the State of Michigan in order to receive a Level 1 Learner's License.


What materials do students need to bring to the first day of Segment I?

  • Photocopy of their birth certificate
  • Segment I Permission Slip
  • Payment for the class (cash, personal check, or money order)
  • Notebook and pen/pencil


Segment II


What are the requirements for a student to enroll in a Segment II course?

  • Students must possess a valid Level 1 Learner's License for a minimum of 3 months and have completed at least 30 hours of on-the-road driving with parents.  At least 2 of the 30 hours must be night time driving.


What is Segment II?

  •  Segment II consists of 6 hours of classroom instruction.  The course will discuss defensive driving, drinking and driving, road rage, and will help to prepare the student for their Road Test.  If you are under the age of 18 you are required to take Segment II by the State of Michigan in order to be eligible for a Road Test.


What materials do students need to bring to the first day of Segment II?

  • Level 1 Learner's License
  • Driving Log showing 30 hours
  • Segment II Permission Slip
  • Payment for the class (cash or money order)
  • Notebook and pen/pencil


What if I took Segment I at a different driving school?

  • Everyone is eligible to take Segment II from Courtesy Driving School no matter where you took Segment I.


Road Test


When am I eligible to take the Road Test?

  • Students are eligible to take the Road Test once they have held their Level 1 Learner's License for 6 months or more, have completed the Segment II course, and have driven the required 50 hours on-the-road driving with parents (at least 10 hours must be night time driving).


Do you offer a rental vehicle?

  • Rental vehicles are offered at our Rochester testing site for an additional fee.


Can I take my Road Test before I turn 16?

  • Yes, as long as you have met all the requirements for the Road Test you can take the test prior to your 16th birthday.  However, you are not eligible to visit Secretary of State and apply for your license until your 16th birthday.


What documents do I need to bring to my Road Test?

  • Click here for a list of documents to bring to your Road Test.


Can I practice at the Road Test site?

  • No, we do not permit practicing at our Road Testing sites.

Additional Information


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Michigan Graduated License System?

  • Click here to download the Michigan License System.


How long will the Driver's Training process take?

  • Students under the age of 18 are required by the State of Michigan to take both Segment I, Segment II, and a Road Test.  The entire process will take 7 or more months to complete.


What if school is cancelled due to inclement weather?

  • In the event that the school at which we teach your driver education class closes due to inclement weather, driver education classes will be cancelled.  Please attend the next scheduled day of driver education class in which your school is open.  If there is inclement weather and your driver education class is held at a location other than a school facility, please contact our Main Office to see if your driver education class has been cancelled. 


What type of vehicles do you use?

  • Our vehicles are all midsize, four-door, American-made vehicles which receive regular maintenance.  The vehicles are equipped with a instructor brake pedal and rearview mirror.


What if I find a cheaper price?

  • We will match anyone's current advertised price if their class location is in the same town in which you are taking class with Courtesy Driving School.  Their ad will be honored on registration day only.  Honored for Segment I, Segment II, and Road Test.


Do you offer adult oriented courses?

  • Classroom sessions are available for adults (18 and older) at a discounted rate.  The sessions are helpful for those who wish to prepare for the written exam at Secretary of State.  Private lessons are available for adults (18 and older) who have a current Temporary Instruction Permit (TIP), with pick up and drop off at home available.  Click here for more information.