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Instructions For Completing the 40-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide

All sixteen (16)-year-olds must complete an approved driver training program in order to obtain a Class D license or they must wait until age seventeen (17). The 40-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide is a comprehensive program that can be used in conjunction with a 30-hour virtual program or 30-hour classroom program to meet the requirements for completion of an approved driver training program. Please read the guide carefully and follow the directions. All sessions must be completed prior to the teen taking the road skills test. A Driving Experience Affidavit (DDS-7) must be completed at the Department of Driver Services affirming the applicant has a minimum of 40 hours of driving, 6 of which must be at night. Teens without the required 40 hours will not be tested. If you have any specific questions pertaining to the 40-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide visit the DDS website at or visit and submit your questions via the “Ask Teen Driver” email.

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