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Upon Completion of 6 Behind the Wheel Sessions

Dear Driver Education Students and Parents:

Your instruction in the driving task is now complete here at the Amundsen Driver Education Center.  Your real driving experience is just now beginning.

You have been given the information, and practical experience in the knowledge, skills, and habits needed to successfully operate a motor vehicle.  While you have demonstrated basic competency in the driving task; you should continue to practice under the supervision of an adult age 21 or older who has a valid driver’s license and either is a parent or guardian or has approval from your parent or guardian. 

After completion of your last B-T-W (traffic) session it will take approximately two weeks for your information to be processed through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).  At this point you should check the status of your application (blue slip).  To check the status of your application (blue slip): either click Here or go to and select the student tab. Then scroll down to programs and select Driver Education License Inquiry.  Enter your permit / license number and click search.

After completing the Driver Education License Inquiry with a response of ELIGIBLE you may then go to the nearest Secretary of State Licensing Facility to take your test and obtain your license.

When you apply for your driver’s license you MUST:

  1. Be 16 years of age
  2. Have in your possession:

Your Instruction Permit

Birth Certificate

Social Security Card

Fifty Hour Log Form


  1. Supply the vehicle in which you will be tested (vehicle must have insurance with proof)
  2. A licensed driver 21 years or older who has had their license for at least one year must drive you to the licensing facility.


To take a driving exam, the vehicle you provide must:

  • Be a properly licensed vehicle equipped for the driver’s license classification you are seeking and comply with Secretary of State’s Vehicle condition standards.
  • Be properly insured. Proof of insurance must be provided prior to the exam.
  • Display valid front and rear Illinois license plates and a valid registration sticker. If the vehicle is registered outside of Illinois, it must meet the registration requirements of the respective state.
  • Be driven to the facility by a driver who has a valid driver’s license/permit. Only the examiner is allowed to be with you during the exam.

During the driving exam, the driver and the examiner must wear safety belts, as required by law. You will automatically fail the exam if you violate any traffic law or commit any dangerous action while taking the exam. You will be graded on your ability to perform several driving tasks and maneuvers including the following:

  • Start the vehicle by checking the vehicle controls, including the parking brake and mirrors. Make all adjustments to seats, safety belts, mirrors and other equipment before you move your vehicle. All the required equipment listed in Chapter 12 must be working properly.
  • Back the vehicle approximately 50 feet at a slow speed, straight and smoothly. Turn your head to the right and watch to the rear as you back.
  • Turnabout using an alley on the left side of the street. Turn your left signal on before turning into the alley. Back the car out of the alley and stay on your side of the street.
  • Park uphill on the side of the road (see Rules of Road pages 29-30).
  • Start uphill from a parked position (see Rules of Road pages 29-30).
  • Park downhill on the side of the road (see Rules of Road pages 29-30).
  • Start downhill from a parked position (see Rules of Road pages 29-30).
  • Control your vehicle by obeying all traffic signs, controls devices, right-of-ways, lane  markings and proper use of turn signals.

For more information click Here for the Illinois Rules of the Road Book.