Welcome to Advanced Driving Academy – Driver Education

Happy Teen Driver

If you need Drivers Education that is dedicated to high quality in driver instruction, contact Advanced Driving Academy. Your teen’s safety is top priority and our driver’s education program illustrates it. Driver’s education program consists of two components.

Segment 1

In Segment 1 of your driver education, you’ll be introduced to the basics of driving with 24 hours of classroom instruction and another six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.

You’ll spend some of your classroom time watching instructional movies and discussing different driving situations with your instructors. You’ll learn about vehicle safety, Michigan’s driver laws, how to avoid dangerous situations, and even some basic map reading.

You’ll be required to pass an 80-question multiple-choice test with a 70% to complete the course.

After you successfully complete Segment 1, you’ll receive a certificate from your driving instructor that you’ll need to take to a local branch office of the Secretary of State to get your Level 1 Learner’s License.

To apply for a Level 1 Learner’s License, you must be at least 14 years and nine months old. Bring your Segment 1 certificate, proof of identity, and a parent or guardian along to sign for you.

You’ll also have to pass a vision test and very basic health screening. There is no fee for the Level 1 Learner’s License. Learn more about the steps to take to apply for your Level 1 license.

Segment 2

This is your step up to the big time, and it’s a pretty simple one―just six hours of classroom instruction.

Once you’ve completed Segment 2 and have a total of 50 hours of driving experience, you can take a road skills test. The Secretary of State has posted a handy study guide for this test online. Assuming you pass the test, you’ll be eligible for a Level 2 License.

Once again, a trip to the local branch office of the Secretary of State is required. This time, you’ll need to be at least 16 and have your road skills certificate, proof that you’ve had your Level 1 License for at least 180 days, and a logbook showing your 50-plus hours of driving experience (including 10 hours at night).

You’ll have your picture taken and be given your Level 2 License, which allows you to drive unsupervised between the hours of 5 a.m. and midnight. (If you have a job that requires you to drive between midnight and 5 a.m., you’ll be allowed to drive as long as you have proof that you are traveling directly to or from work.)

The fee for your Level 2 License is $25. Once you hold a Level 2 License for six months and turn 17, with your parents’ permission you can graduate to a full, restriction-free license―the Level 3.

Since all three license levels require parental consent if the applicant is under 18, parents should know their responsibilities as well. To that end, the Secretary of State has created a guide for parents to help you know what you’re getting your kids (and yourself!) into.

Advanced Driving Academy (ADA) was started in 1996 (over 15 years ago) by retired Canton Police Officer, Leonard Schemanske and his wife Debi. The owners, administrative staff, and coaches work very hard to meet the training objectives set by the state. ADA is widely recognized for its Instruction from a Law Enforcement Perspective and offers Drivers’ Education, and Road Testing in the Plymouth/Canton, Livonia/Westland and Northville areas.