Steps to Getting Your Illinois Drivers License
Getting your Illinois Drivers License
An Illinois drivers license is a valuable tool – fortunately, it’s easier to earn one as an adult than as a teenager.
Step 1: Register and complete an adult drivers education course.
An adult drivers education course is mandatory for adults 18-20 years old who have never held a drivers license or completed the classroom portion of a teen drivers ed course. Our Illinois Adult Drivers Ed course spans 10 quick, interactive chapters totaling only 6 hours. Since the course is 100% online and multimedia-based, you can set your own schedule based on your own learning preferences. You have the freedom to study whenever and wherever you want.
You’ll take the final exam after completing our Illinois Adult Drivers Ed course. The exam consists of 20 multiple-choice questions based on the 6 hours of Illinois road rules you’ve just gone through. Don’t worry about passing – you only need 75% correct to pass, and you have 1 retake if needed.
Step 2: Receive your Certificate of Completion
Once you pass the final exam, your Certificate of Completion will be sent to you via e-mail by the State of Illinois. Download and print your certificate to present at your local Driver Services Facility.
Step 3: Go to the SOS Office for Your New License
Congratulations on passing Adult Drivers Ed; you can head to your local Driver Services Facility with all of your necessary materials and apply for a license. Be sure to make an appointment ahead of time, so they are well-prepared to give you a driving test. Don’t forget these documents:
- Three acceptable forms of identification.
- Any valid out-of-state licenses, state ID cards, learners permits, or commercial drivers licenses. These must be surrendered before getting your new Illinois state license.
- Certificate of Completion for your Illinois Adult Drivers Ed course.
Be prepared to pass a vision test, written exam, and a driving test before you earn your Illinois drivers license. Adults 18 and over may not have any time requirements for behind-the-wheel training, but it’s nonetheless a good idea to brush up on your driving skills before a big test. Once you pass, you’re an officially licensed Illinois driver – congratulations!