Wisconsin Online Driver Education

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Driver ed designed with you in mind

When teens are first learning to drive, they are highly receptive to important messages about the dangers of unsafe driving and driving while intoxicated. That is why it is so important for parents to get involved at this initial stage to ensure proper and thorough education to help set ground rules and instill good driving habits, as their teen takes on the responsibility of operating a motor vehicle.

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Course Syllabus

Course Duration

This 30-hour online course is timed, meaning a student must spend the minimum required time on each lesson page before advancing to the next. Students may not spend more than 2 hours per day taking the course, so the entire course will take a minimum of 15 days to complete.

Final Exam

The final exam is online and must be passed with a score of 85% or better. The student will have three (3) opportunities to pass the exam UNLESS he or she orders the "Unlimited Final Exam Retakes" upgrade, in which case they can take the exam an unlimited number of times until they pass.


Arcade Driving School, our approved partner in Wisconsin, will electronically report each student's completion to the DOT. Once this happens, the student will be in the DOT database as having completed the required course and eligible to apply for a permit. Therefore, there is no paper certificate or official form for students to bring to DMV when applying for a permit.


  1. 1
    1.1 Welcome & The Basics
    1.2 The Importance of Driver’s Education
    1.3 Wisconsin’s Point System
    1.4 Types of Driver’s Licenses
    1.5 Required Documents and Duplicate Licenses
    1.6 Wisconsin REAL ID
    1.7 Responsible Use of Your License
    1.8 Taking the Test
    1.9 Wrap Up
  2. 2
    2.1 The Road Test
    2.2 Getting Prepared
    2.3 Taking the Road Test
    2.4 Tur​​​​​ns
    2.5 Intersections
    2.6 Changing Lanes
    2.7 Driving in a Business or Residential Area
    2.8 Roadside Stop and Start (Hill Park)
    2.9 ​Parking Skills
    2.10 Backing
    2.11 Parking Lot Driving
    2.12 STOP! (Or How to Disqualify for Your Road Test)
    2.13 Fees
    2.14 Motorcycle Skills Test and Courses
    2.15 The Vision Test
    2.16 Wrap Up
  3. 3
    3.1 Vehicle Ownership Responsibilities
    3.2 Overview of Auto Insurance
    3.3 Required Insurance Coverage in Wisconsin
    3.4 Opting Out of Insurance and Uninsured Motor Vehicle Fees
    3.5 Wrap Up
  4. 4
    4.1 Psychophysical/Psychological Aspects
    4.2 The Limits and Penalties for Operating While Intoxicated
    4.3 Chemical Test Refusal in Wisconsin
    4.4 Wisconsin SR22 Requirements
    4.5 Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs)
    4.6 Other Drugs and Driving
    4.7 Avoiding Road Rage and Driver Overwhelm
    4.8 The Psychology of a Driver
    4.9 The Physical Nature of the Driver
    4.10 Your Physical Condition
    4.11 Prevent Distractions
    4.12 Wrap Up
  5. 5
    5.1 Knowing your Vehicle and its Equipment
    5.2 Purchase & Sale of a Vehicle
    5.3 Engine Power
    5.4 Car Parts/Systems and Other Mysteries
    5.5 Safety Equipment
    5.6 What to do When Things Go Wrong
    5.7 Economical and Environmental Use of Your vehicle
    5.8 Vehicle Emissions
    5.9 Wrap Up
  6. 6
    6.1 Become a Defensive Driver Using SIPDE
    6.2 Scanning: A How-To
    6.3 Maintain an Adequate Visual Lead
    6.4 Speed, and Following and Braking Distance
    6.5 A Word About Emergency Braking
    6.6 A Word About Skid Techniques
    6.7 Not Just Defensive; Safe and Courteous
    6.8 Sharing the Road
    6.9 Special Circumstances: Work Zones, School Zones, Railroads, and Move-Over Laws
    6.10 Speeding: Accidents that Can’t Wait to Happen
    6.11 Other Forms of Irresponsible Driving
    6.12 What If … the Worst Happens: What to Do After a Crash
    6.13 Inspect, Detect, Correct
    6.14 Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
    6.15 One Last Thing: Buckle Up!
    6.16 Chapter Summary
    6.17 Wrap Up
  7. 7
    7.1 Driving Green
    7.2 Take Alternative Transportation
    7.3 Wrap Up
  8. 8
    8.1 Before You Drive
    8.2 After you Enter the Car
    8.3 Start Your Engines
    8.4 Wrap Up
  9. 9
    9.1 Watch the Signs
    9.2 Traffic Signals
    9.3 Signs
    9.4 Lanes, Lines, and Other Markings
    9.5 Metered Ramps
    9.6 Wrap Up
  10. 10
    10.1 Stopping, Standing, Parking, and Backing Up
    10.2 Backing Up
    10.3 Wrap Up
  11. 11
    11.1 Turns and Intersections
    11.2 Signaling a Turn
    11.3 Turns and Pedestrians
    11.4 Traditional Turns – Turning Left and Right
    11.5 Roundabouts
    11.6 U-turns
    11.7 Y-turns
    11.8 Types of Intersections
    11.9 Identifying an Intersection
    11.10 Crossing and Turning
    11.11 Wrap Up
  12. 12
    12.1 Hazards of Railroad Crossing
    12.2 Railroad Crossing Hazards
    12.3 Railroad Crossing Safety and Controls
    12.4 Railroad Lights and Gates
    12.5 Rules for Vehicles
    12.6 Railroad Crossing ‘Best Practices’
    12.7 Handling Locations of Excessive Danger
    12.8 Worst Railroad Crossing Accident
    12.9 Wisconsin Railroad Crossings
    12.10 Wrap Up
  13. 13
    13.1 Right of Way
    13.2 Wrap Up
  14. 14
    14.1 School Buses
    14.2 Wrap Up
  15. 15
    15.1 Your Surroundings
    15.2 Adjusting to Your Surroundings
    15.3 Sharing the Road
    15.4 Wrap Up
  16. 16
    16.1 Consider the Conditions
    16.2 Driving in Fog
    16.3 Driving in the Rain
    16.4 Going Through Deep Water
    16.5 Hydroplaning
    16.6 Wrap Up
  17. 17
    17.1 Urban Driving – Special Circumstance
    17.2 City Traffic
    17.3 Speed Limits
    17.4 Stay in Your Lane and Watch Your Position
    17.5 Watch Out
    17.6 Hazards on City Streets
    17.7 Other Special Conditions
    17.8 Wrap Up
  18. 18
    18.1 Rural Driving and Special Circumstances
    18.2 Curves
    18.3 Hills and Mountains
    18.4 Animals
    18.5 Other Motorists
    18.6 Terrain
    18.7 Wrap Up
  19. 19
    19.1 Expressway Driving
    19.2 Entering the Expressway
    19.3 Expressways: Lane Management
    19.4 Knowing When to Increase Your Following Intervals
    19.5 Passing on Expressways and Multiple-Lane Roads
    19.6 Expressways: Safety & Special Conditions
    19.7 Expressways: Exiting
    19.8 Wrap Up
  20. 20
    20.1 Passing
    20.2 When Passing Is Prohibited
    20.3 Establish a Safe Response for Hazards
    20.4 Wrap Up
  21. 21
    21.1 Long Rides and Road Trips
    21.2 Rural Highways: An Overview
    21.3 Highway Construction and Maintenance Areas
    21.4 Other Potential Hazards
    21.5 Other Vehicle Meeting Conditions
    21.6 Rough Roads
    21.7 Traction
    21.8 Field of View
    21.9 Wrap Up
  22. 22
    22.1 Consider Donation
    22.2 Organ Tissue Donation
    22.3 Why Does This Need to be on My License?
    22.4 What Can Be Donated?
    22.5 Religious Considerations
    22.6 What Forms do I Need to Complete?
    22.7 Wrap Up
  23. 23
    23.1 Final Exam


Wisconsin Online Driver Education and Online Driver Ed Courses

Long gone are the days when you sat through a boring class with a driver education teacher. Today you can count on DriverEdToGo.com. This is the most popular Wisconsin online drivers education course there is, guiding you through every aspect of obtaining your Department of Motor Vehicle learner’s permit.

  • You will love the convenience of being able to take the course any place, any time
  • You will qualify for lower insurance rates when you complete the class
  • Your certification will be processed instantly
  • Listen to accompanying audio narration if necessary
  • If you don’t complete the class, you don’t pay

Licensing Procedures and the Wisconsin Online Drivers Program

If you are starting this course you are more than likely in the process of applying for your Wisconsin Learner’s Permit or your first driver’s license in this state. In recent times Wisconsin has implemented the Graduated Driver License Program for drivers who are still in their teens. You should be as educated as possible to the laws and procedures that must be followed correctly during each step and process of the program.

Wisconsin Learner’s / Instruction Permit

An individual qualifies to submit an application for an instruction permit at 15½ years of age. Not only will you need to enroll in or have completed a program such as Driver Ed To Go, but your instructor must certify your permit application within 60 days of your receipt of your certification in order to proceed. One of your parents or a responsible legal guardian must then sign the application or you may locate a valid adult who meets the legal requirements in order to sponsor you. Finally, you must be sure to have all necessary documentation with you at the time of application, and the Instruction permit fee is currently $35.

Once you have actually submitted your application, you will proceed with tests to clarify your knowledge of the laws of the road as numerous other points. Your sight will be tested and you will also take an exam to see if you can identify highway signs. If you make it through all of this, you now have a Wisconsin driver’s instructional permit. Keep in mind at this point that you will be required to accumulate a specific amount of driving time under your belt. This can only be accomplished with a licensed instructor 19 years of age or older or a licensed driver over the age of 21 that has the consent of your parents. Any hours you accumulate during the practice times must be signed on an affidavit by the driver or drivers who accompanied you.

After the 6 month Instruction Permit ends, and depending on whether or not you have met a few other requirements, you are now ready for the Wisconsin Probationary Driver’s License.

The Probationary License

You have taken Wisconsin online drivers ed, and you have gone through the process of meeting the requirements for your instructional permit. Next, submit an application for your Wisconsin Probationary Driver’s License. The instructional permit you have been using must be completely free of any infractions when you apply for this next phase.

Requirements needed to earn a Probationary Driver’s License are completion of 30 hours of driving practice with 10 of those hours consisting of nighttime driving, your certificate of completion from DriverEdToGo.com, you must be 16 years of age, and finally, you must pay a driver’s license fee of $28.

Once again, another appointment is made at the DMV. Take every document you know you need, and double and triple check exactly what you need before you go. You must also have your old permit and be accompanied by the person responsible for you. You will take your driving test at this point. You will be nervous of course, but have faith in the abilities that have gotten you this far. Sure enough, you’ll pass, but remember that you will still have some restrictions on your license. The process isn’t finished yet.

For 9 months you will have to abide by the following restrictions:

  • Between midnight and 5 am there is to be no driving by the Probationary Licensed driver.
  • The exception is for work/school activities only.
  • Family members may ride with you, however, the licensed escort must have 2 years driving experience.
  • They may also be a driving instructor, over 21, or a spouse.

Wisconsin Insurance Laws

Insurance laws will vary in many different situations, but the bottom line is you must have it. Make sure you have the right amount of coverage for the realistic and legal level of risk. Liability insurance coverage in the state of Wisconsin is:

  • $10,000 for property damage for each accident
  • $25,000 for one person/bodily injury
  • $50,000 bodily injury for two or more people.

Do not be found without insurance! Insurance is of the utmost priority.

A couple of the most important laws of the road are ones most teen think are silly: texting and or drinking and driving. There should be no room for either of these at any time during your career on the road. By being aware, patient, courteous, and respectful of the law, you will have a long life behind the wheel.

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