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How It Works

How do I get my drivers license?

If you are an applicant for an initial driver’s license who is 18+ years old and failed your first attempt at the maneuverability or road portion of the driving test, you’ll need to take this course to earn a driver license. Check out the steps below:

  • Take the 4-hour online abbreviated adult driver training course with DEC.
  • Complete your driving hours (see “What are your options?” above)
  • Schedule your driving test
  • Take your second attempt at the driving test. Bring:
    • DEC certificate of completion
    • Twenty-Four Hour Affidavit Form, if applicable
    • Vehicle in good condition
    • Fee
    • Identity documents

If you fail your second attempt at the driving test, you do not have to take another abbreviated adult driver training course. You just must wait seven days before taking the driving test again.

Can I access the course using a mobile device?

Absolutely. Our Course is accessible from your desktop, laptop, or mobile device. You can switch between the mobile site and the full desktop site whenever you want.

Course Eligibility

Who needs to take Ohio abbreviated drivers education?

You must take an abbreviated adult driver training course before attempting the driving test for a second time if you are:

  • An applicant for an initial driver’s license, who is age 18 or older and
  • You have failed your first attempt at the maneuverability or road portion of the driving test

Does the DriversEd.com course satisfy DPS and DPS requirements?

Yes, you will receive a DPS-accepted Certificate of Completion.

What exactly is drivers education and drivers training?

  • Drivers education is a course that teaches you the rules of the road, vehicle safety, and everything that you need to know before you get behind the wheel for the first time.
  • Drivers Training is the in-car driving lessons that you take with a licensed driving instructor.

Course Information

How long will it take for me to finish the course?

That depends on your individual pace. In Ohio, all Abbreviated drivers education courses must be at least 4 hours. The good news is that with DriversEd.com, you can always go at your own pace and log in and out at your convenience. Think how fast time flies if you do 20 minutes here and there!

When will I receive my Certificate of Completion?

After you complete the entire course and pass your final test, we will email your Certificate of Completion.

Can I get my Certificate of Completion faster?

Yes, you can get your certificate delivered via email within a few hours for an additional fee.

How do I get another copy of my Certificate of Completion?

If you lose your certificate, you can simply download your certificate in your DriversEd.com account.

Will I need to take in-car driving lessons after this course?

Yes. Once you take the 4 hour course and receive your certificate via email, you must complete ‘driving hours’ before attempting the driving test again. You have 2 options for completing these hours:

  • Complete 4-hours behind-the-wheel with a licensed instructor affiliated with a licensed abbreviated adult driver training school or
  • Practice 24-hr of driving with a licensed driver 21 years of age or older


How do I make a payment?

You can pay online using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Google Pay. 

Please note that prepaid debit/gift cards issued by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Chime, CashApp, etc. cannot be used to make a payment.

Once we receive payment, we'll send you a confirmation email and update your course account.

Is it safe to use my credit card online?

Yes. We use only the latest security technology to protect your Internet transactions. To ensure your privacy, your credit card number is never kept on file, and we promise never to share your information with anyone else.

What is DriversEd.com Roadside Assistance?

At DriversEd.com, we are here for you every step of the way - that's why we've teamed up with Allstate Roadside Services to provide DriversEd.com students with 1 month of free roadside assistance. Turns out you can put a price tag on peace of mind!

Here's how it works:

  1. Sign up for any DriversEd.com Drivers Ed course.
  2. During checkout, make sure to click the button to claim your free trial of Roadside Assistance. Free trial enrollment is only available during checkout. After your trial ends, your card will be charged $5/month, and you can cancel at any time.
  3. Hit the road with peace of mind knowing you are covered with emergency roadside assistance.

What you'll get:

  • Roadside coverage available 24/7, anywhere in the United States
  • Anyone in the DriversEd.com driver's family can use it!
  • Digital tools to help you get the right service fast
  • Towing, fuel delivery, lockout service, and more!
  • For more information about the benefits involved, check out our terms and conditions.

Got more questions? Contact our dedicated DriversEd.com Roadside Assistance line:

Phone: +1 (888) 289-2816
Email: roadside@driversed.com

I have questions about my Roadside Assistance. Who should I contact?

Simply contact our dedicated Roadside Assistance support team, and a Customer Experience agent will help you out!

Phone: +1 (888) 289-2816
Email: roadside@driversed.com

How do I use my Roadside Assistance service?

If you need to use your Roadside Assistance Benefits for towing, fuel delivery, or another included service, contact Allstate at 1-855-520-3691.

How do I cancel my DriversEd.com Roadside Assistance?

If you would like to cancel your Roadside Assistance, simply contact our dedicated Roadside Assistance agents.

Phone: +1 (888) 289-2816
Email: roadside@driversed.com

Refund Policy

It is important to us that you are satisfied with your purchase. If you change your mind about the course, we'll refund the full cost of any course purchased on our website within thirty (30) days of purchase, as long as a certificate of partial completion has NOT been issued. Once a partial completion certificate has been issued, NO REFUND will be available. Refunds will only be issued if the course has not been completed. We will issue your refund within thirty (30) days of your request.