Ohio Behind-the-Wheel Training

If you’re looking for a driving school or are unsure what the State of Ohio’s behind-the-wheel training requirements are for your situation, select your age to see specific information that applies to you. Teens are required to take the Ohio 24 Hour Driver’s Education Course and 8 hours of behind-the-wheel practice with a licensed driving instructor from a driving school in your area.

Important Notes:

  • You must be at least 15 years and 5 months in order to take the Driver’s Ed Course.
  • At 15 years and 6 months, you can get a temporary permit from the BMV.
  • You will get a Certificate of Enrollment after you spend 2 hours in the Driver’s Ed Course. You need to give that to the instructor at your driving school before you can start any behind-the-wheel training.
  • You will get a Certificate of Completion once you complete the course. You will need to give that to the instructor before they will certify that you’ve met the state requirements for your permit.

Find a behind-the-wheel driving school on the map below!Adults who failed their road test or maneuverability test at the BMV are required to complete the Ohio Abbreviated Adult Course and behind-the-wheel practice before taking the test again.

Ohio Behind-the-Wheel Options:

  • You can choose to do 24 hours of driving practice with a licensed family member or friend 21 years or older OR
  • 4 hours with a licensed driving school

Find a behind-the-wheel driving school on the map below! Be sure to call the school to ask questions about pricing and availability for teen and adult behind-the-wheel training since some schools exclusively cater to teen drivers.

We’ve made it easier than ever to prepare for the Ohio Driving Skills Test! Be sure to check out all the tips and tricks that you can use to help you pass. 


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