To be eligible to apply for a Michigan driver's license under the GDL system, any driver education instruction you received in your previous state must meet Michigan's minimum hours of classroom and behind-the-wheel training time (see below for Segment 1 and Segment 2 requirements).Your age, license type, and driver education hours will determine your eligibility for a Michigan graduated driver's license.Many of these milestones are based on age and experience; in Michigan, teens will obtain a Level 1 Learner's Permit, a Level 2 Provisional License, and a Level 3 Full Driver's License through the GDL program.
To obtain your learner's permit, you must be at least 14 years and 9 months old and have completed Segment 1 of an approved Driver's Ed course (see above).
You'll need to visit your local Secretary of State (SOS) office with your parent or guardian, and present the following: : If you do not have one of these documents, your parent/legal guardian will need to provide verification for you.
For more information, please visit the complete list of identification documents on the Michigan SOS website.
While on your way to your full driver's license, you can follow our new license checklist to keep track of the major steps.
Teen drivers are required to show proof of insurance in order to get their Level 2 license.
Teens may be added to an existing family policy, a parent's policy, or they may get their own policy.
Adding a teen driver to a policy may significantly increase the cost of your family's premiums, so it is a good idea to check with multiple auto insurance companies to find the best coverage Teens with a Level 1 MI license may be covered under the insurance of the adult driver who is riding with them.
If not, it is very important to get an insurance policy that covers the teen driving with a Michigan learner's permit.
To apply for a MI license or learner's permit, you must bring your parent or guardian with you to the Secretary of State (SOS) office.