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Abbreviated Adult Driver Training Course

An applicant for an initial driver’s license, who is age 18 or older and who fails the first attempt at the maneuverability or road portion of the driving test, is required to take an abbreviated adult driver training course before attempting the driving test for a second time.

Options to Take the Abbreviated Adult Driver Training Course

There are four options for the applicant:

  • A 4-hour in-person class followed by 4 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed instructor with a licensed abbreviated adult driver training school.
  • A 4-hour state-approved online course followed by 4 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed instructor affiliated with a licensed abbreviated adult driver training school.
  • A 4-hour in-person class followed by 24 hours of driving with a licensed driver 21 years of age or older.
  • A 4-hour state-approved online course followed by 24 hours of driving with a licensed driver 21 years of age or older. 

Applicants who choose the option for 24 hours of driving with a licensed driver 21 years of age or older cannot complete more than four hours of driving in one day. In addition, applicants who choose this option are required to complete the Twenty-Four Hour Affidavit (form BMV 5789).

Requirements

Before the second attempt at the driving test, the applicant must:

Where Do I Go?

  • For a complete list of schools offering the abbreviated adult driver training courses, click HERE.

More Information

If the applicant fails the second attempt at the driving test, he or she is not required to take another abbreviated adult driver training course. The applicant must wait seven days before taking the driving test again.

Ohio Administrative Code: 4501-8

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