Our teen programs in Palatine, Illinois include classroom and Behind-the Wheel training.

Illinois Drivers Ed For Teens


Illinois Teen Driver Education at Joyce’s Driving School

In Illinois, teens between the age of 16-18 are required to take both 30 hours of classroom instruction and a series of behind-the-wheel drivers training in order to get their Illinois Driver’s License. Joyce’s Driving School offers expert-taught classes and behind-the-wheel training to help your teen learn the rules of the road to obtain their license.


Our Illinois Teen Driving School has a Teen Driving Program that teaches driving decisions and concepts that can be followed up with an Illinois Road Test. This option offers a set schedule for you and your teen to follow as well as an instructor teaching in a classroom setting to prepare for an Illinois driving test. Become the top driver on the road with our Illinois driver’s ed for teens!

  • 15 x 2-Hour Sessions
  • Scheduled dates and times for classes in a classroom setting
  • Must be 15 years old by the last day of class
  • Allowed to miss up to 4 sessions. Missed class sessions must be made up
  • A grade of 75% or higher is required to pass the program
  • Packages available include the BTW drives required by the state


For students who completed a class program somewhere else and would like to get their license before they are 18 years old.

If you took Drivers Ed in High School or at another Driver’s Education Center, you may be looking for the required behind-the-wheel driver training in order to get your license before you are 18 years old.

You need to prove that you passed a classroom program at another facility by providing us with a copy of your transcript from the said facility and your grade must be a passing grade for drivers ed.

Once we have your classroom records on hand, you can choose our Silver or Gold driving program at one of our Teen Driving Schools to complete the behind-the-wheel requirement for your license.

Teen Skill Building Behind The Wheel

Our behind-the-wheel driver’s ed for teens and the skill-building program are great options for teen driving lessons and for those who have already completed the requirements for driver’s education but may need a little more time with a professional instructor. These extra lessons and road tests might just be what your teen may need to gain the confidence they need.

Available in hour-long increments built with lessons that can focus on specific areas of concern that you may have. Driver schedule is important, so we are flexible. Our Illinois Drivers Ed Instructors will work with teenagers, students, and parents to identify areas to work on after they receive their Illinois Driving Permit. Packages available for multiple hours purchased. We also offer a highway driving package that will cover many situations in a variety of traffic levels to give them comprehensive road tests.

During your instruction, you will practice the following:

  • Rules of the road.
  • Left and right turns.
  • Decision making.
  • Emergency situations.
  • Defensive driving.
  • Reversing and backing up around a corner.
  • Basic driving skills.
  • Parking on hills.
  • Right of way.
  • Merging and lane changing.
  • Most importantly – driving with confidence and a positive attitude!


Can you take drivers ed at 15 in Illinois?

Drivers ed for teens is available for teens starting at 14 years old as long as your student driver is 15 by the last day of class or they will have to take the class again.

Can you take drivers ed online in Illinois?

The Illinois legislature has not yet authorized the use of online driver education for the purpose of obtaining a driver’s license. Online classes can still be taken for your own education or for an auto insurance discount but you won’t receive credit for these classes at the DMV.

Is drivers ed mandatory in Illinois?

Drivers ed for teens is required in Illinois for teens between the ages of 16-18. Illinois drivers ed requires students to take both 30 hours of classroom instruction as well as behind-the-wheel training before they can receive their license.

Can you take drivers ed if you’re over 18?

For adults who have never gotten their license and want to learn how to drive or need a few refresher Behind-the-Wheel lessons before going for the licensing road test, Joyce’s Driving School offers Illinois Adult Programs. It is never too late!

If you have an unanswered question, visit our resources or contact us page.

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • Just wanted to post a thank you message to Joyce’s driving school! From day one it has been flawless and I highly recommend having your son/daughter taking the road test with Joyce’s vs DMV. We didn’t get to the DMV till 3:45pm but since he had already completed the road test, we were able to go in right away and walk out 30 minutes later with his license. Thanks so much! From whoever answered my calls to the instructors, it was perfection and I will continue to recommend your business.

    — Becky Barrus
    Joyce’s Driving School Parent

  • Hello!! Just wanted to share a quick story. My daughter took her driver's test last Thursday (she passed, yeah!!!) When she returned the first thing her instructor/tester(?) said to me was "money well spent mom". I was confused at first but he went on to say that he noticed she took driver's ed with Joyce's and what a wonderful job she did and how great of a driver she was. He said he had 3 other students from Joyce's that day and that they all did a great job. He said they must have some great instructors at Joyce's and what a great job they do. I'm sure he see's students from many schools in the area and what a compliment to Joyce's that he would go out of his way to mention that. Thought you should know! Thanks Joyce's!!!!!!

    — Shelby Elias
    Joyce’s Driving School Parent

  • “Great experience! Good teachers and staff. The Flex-ed program our son took this past summer was exactly what we needed for a busy student athlete. Thanks for offering these unique programs.”

    — Joyces Driving School Parent

  • “The whole experience with Joyce’s has been OUTSTANDING, from my first inquiry, through my son's classroom sessions and BTWs, the ease of navigating through your website, and the high quality staff that we have interacted with throughout this process. I will highly recommend Joyce’s to anyone and everyone with teens starting this journey…”

    — Robyn K.
    Joyce’s Driving School Parent

  • “I strongly recommend Joyce’s Driving School. The kids come away with knowledge, skills and confidence to be smart drivers on the road. Thank you Joyce!”

    — Joyce’s Driving School Parent

  • “Very positive experience! Excellent training and Joyce and instructors are all very responsive and helpful.”

    — Joyce’s Driving School Parent

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