Joshua’s Law Requirements

You must complete an approved driver education course with a certified private or public driver training school using one of the following methods. Approved classes are offered online and tend to be more economical.  You must also complete each item in the method you choose.

  • Method 1
    • 30 hours of classroom instruction
    • 6 hours behind the wheel training at the certified school
    • 40 hours of supervised driving with a parent or guardian (6 hours of the 40 hours must be at night)
  • Method 2
    • 30 hours of classroom instruction at the certified school
    • 40 hours parent-taught behind-the-wheel training. Use the Parent/Teen Driving Guide (includes 40 hours of supervised driving with parent or guardian)
  • Method 3
    • 30 hours of online instruction with a certified virtual program
    • 6 hours behind the wheel training at a certified school
    • 40 hours of supervised driving with a parent or guardian (6 hours of the 40 hours must be at night) 
  • Method 4
    • 30 hours of online instruction with a certified virtual program
    • 40 hours of parent-taught behind-the-wheel training. Use the Parent/Teen Driving Guide (includes 40 hours of supervised driving with parent or guardian)

If you are 17 years of age, applying for a Class D License or Motorcycle Permit (Class MP), before July 1, 2021:

  • You must complete a total of 40 hours of supervised driving. 6 hours of the 40 hours must be at night.
  • You are not required to take the 30 hours of online instruction or the 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training. 

If you are 17 years of age, applying for a Class D License or Motorcycle Permit (Class MP), on or after July 1, 2021:

New Driver's Education Law July 1st