Ohio Abbreviated Adult Driver Training FAQ's

Who needs to take the Ohio abbreviated adult course?

Any new adult driver (18 or older) who has never held a driver's license before that fails their road test and/or maneuverability test on the first attempt. You must complete 4 hours of online or classroom education and either:

  • 4 hours of driving with a licensed instructor OR
  • 24 hours of driving with a licensed driver, 21 years and older

About the Abbreviated Online Course

1. Is this course approved in Ohio to meet the state requirement? Absolutely! We were one of the very first providers to meet the stringent requirements set by the state so that we could be licensed by the state of Ohio. Our program has been certified by the Department of Public Safety to meet the online education portion of the Abbreviated Adult Program. You can click here to register for the course.

2. How will I get my certificate of completion? Is there an extra charge for that? We will mail your certificate to you, free of charge! You don't have to worry about any hidden fees.

3. Do I have to take the course in a single session? Nope! You can start and stop the course anytime. When you come back to the course, it'll put you back on the page you left off on.

4. Why do you have to verify my identity? We need to make sure that the one who is supposed to take the course is the one who is actually taking it! The state of Ohio requires that we validate the identity of anyone during registration. In the rare event that we can't verify your identity immediately, we will send you information on how to proceed. Additionally, during the course, we will ask personal validation questions (based on answers you provide) to ensure that the same person who registered is the same person that is completing the course.

5. What do I need to do in order to pass the course? In order to successfully complete the course, you need to spend at least 4 hours taking the class and pass the final exam at the end with a 75% or better. The exam isn't hard if you pay attention to the chapter reviews and quizzes at the end of each chapter! The state allows you to attempt the exam a total of 3 times. If you haven't passed after the 3rd attempt, you will need to re-purchase and re-take the course in its entirety.

6. Help! I entered my personal validation information incorrectly and have now gotten locked out of the course. What do I do? Please contact us at 1-844-602-1555 for assistance.

7. How do I find an in-person driving school to help me pass my maneuverabilty test? Click here to find a local school.

Have you completed the course & behind-the-wheel requirements?

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Make an appointment

For additional information please contact the BMV at (877) 439-8378 or (614) 995-5353. They are available to assist you Monday thru Friday (7am-5:30pm) and Saturday (8am-1:45pm).

Certificate Delivery Info

1. When are certificates mailed?
Certificates are processed and mailed daily (Mon-Fri). They are mailed via USPS standard shipping at no additional cost. It usually takes about 5-7 business days to receive your certificate, however, it may take longer. The daily cutoff time for certificates to be processed and mailed is 11:30am.

2. My certificate of completion never arrived, can I have it resent?
We're sorry to hear that you didn't receive your certificate. There is a $5 certificate replacement fee that you must pay and you must complete the Request for Duplicate Certificate form. Once we have that, we can resend your certificate via standard shipping. If you need it faster or would like to have a tracking number, you have the option to pay for expedited shipping.

3. Will I get a tracking number? Can I have it sent with expedited shipping?
If you select FREE USPS First Class Shipping (with Tracking), you will have a way to track your delivery through USPS. If you need your certificate faster, we have expedited shipping options with FedEx which are guaranteed and include a tracking number. Regardless of your shipping method, we will email you a tracking number at the time of shipment. This makes things easier easier for you to get your certificate delivered on time for your driving test. Here are the FedEx options:

  • FedEx 2 Day (Guaranteed 2nd Business Day by 8pm, M-F), $26.99 includes tracking
  • FedEx Express Saver (Guaranteed 3rd Business day by 8pm, M-F), $13.99 includes tracking
  • Standard Overnight (Guaranteed Next Business day by 8pm, M-F), $38.99 includes tracking

  • Additional Info About the State Requirements

    1. How quickly can I complete the driving requirement if I choose to do 24 hours of driving practice? If you decide to get 24 hours of driving practice with a licensed driver (21 years of age or older), the state does not allow you to complete more than four hours of driving in a single day. That means that the fastest you could possibly meet this requirement would be 6 days if you practiced driving for exactly four hours each day.

    2. Where can I find a list of licensed driving instructors? You can search the state provider list for Abbreviated Adult Schools here to find a driving school in your area.

    3. Where is the form I need to complete to prove that I completed 24 hours of supervised driving? Click here to view the affidavit.

    4. Will I have to take the abbreviated adult driver training course again if I fail the next attempt at my road test? No. Once you take the course and have received the certificate of completion, you will not need to take this course again in order to successfully get your license -- even if you don't pass the next attempt at your driving test.