Driving Test Prep | Evaluations

Booyah!  Ready to take the test!
Need an evaluation of your current driving skills?

How exciting, let’s make it happen.  Here at LIFE Driving Academy we offer several options to help you pass the Driving Skills Test or better understand your driving skills.

Learn More About The Driving Skills Test

As you know as a new driver, you must pass the driving skills test before you are eligible to receive a Michigan driver’s license from the Secretary of State office.  If you have been following the teen track, that means you have finished Segment 2, drove for at least 50 hours, and have held the L1L for at least 6 months.  Now your ready to take the driving test!  If your over 18 that means you have your TIP, been practicing, and now your ready.  Congratulations!  You can download the State’s study guide here.

Learn More about Driving Evaluations

There are all different reasons a driver may need an assessment.  Wheither it be for your own personal knowledge, your family has a concern, your docotor is requiring it, or you can remove some points off your State record with the court we are here to help.  At the end of the drive we send you a written assessment if you so desire.  Let’s get started!

  • Overview

    Teen Requirements

    • Completed Segment 2 of the driver education course
    • Completed a minimum 50 hours of supervised driving, which includes a minimum of 10 hours of night driving
    • Has had a Level 1 License for a minimum of 6 months

    Adult (18+) Requirements

      • You must pass the vision, road signs and written knowledge tests and pay $25 before a Temporary Instruction Permit, or TIP, can be issued. A TIP allows you to practice driving with a licensed adult or a certified driver education instructor.
      • ​Practice the basic control and on-the-road driving skills. A licensed adult must be with you at all times.
      • You must practice for at least 30 days before taking your driving skills test. If you have a valid foreign driver’s license, a license from another state or were previously licensed in Michigan, the 30-day practice period may be waived.
      • Although driver education is not required for anyone over 18, it is highly recommended.
  • General Information


    Before your teen driver can apply to take the driving skills test, he or she must have successfully completed Segment 2 of the driver education course, received the white Segment 2 Certificate of Completion and logged a minimum of 50 hours supervised driving which includes a minimum of 10 hours at night. Driving skills tests are provided by independent third-party testing organizations approved by the Secretary of State’s office. The driving skills test will consist of two parts—a basic control skills test and an on-road driving test.

    Adults (18+)

    There are 5 items you need to do before taking your Driving Skills Test.

    1. Study
    2. Present appropriate documentation
    3. Knowledge, Road Signs and Vision Tests
    4. Practice
    5. Driving skills test

    For more detail click here.

  • Points To Remember

    • Review the Michigan Department of State’s Driving Skills Test Study Guide (SOS-360) with your teen. (Provided by LIFE Driving Academy)
    • Practice all required driving skills and maneuvers outlined in the Driving Skills Test Study Guide with your teen. These skills are basic to becoming a competent driver. Failure to practice them can place your teen at a disadvantage at the driving skills test. Practicing is not allowed on third-party testing sites.
    • Contact an independent third-party testing organization to schedule a date, time and location. Driving skills test fees vary; be sure to ask about the cost. A list of third-party testing organizations is available at any Secretary of State branch office or on the department’s Web site (Michigan.gov/TeenDriver). Your teen’s driver education instructor may have additional information about third-party testing organizations in your area.
    • Make sure the vehicle your teen drives during the driving skills test is safe and that your teen is familiar with its operation. If the vehicle does not meet the equipment and safety standards as described in the Driving Skills Test Study Guide, it cannot be used for the driving skills test.
    • Provide the driving skills test examiner with the following documents:
      – The white Segment 2 Certificate of Completion.
      – The Level 1 License.
      – Valid vehicle registration for the vehicle your teen will use during the skills test.
      – Proof of insurance certificate for the vehicle your teen will use during the skills test.
      – Driving log showing 50 hours of driving, including at least 10 hours at night.
    • Be sure to allow at least one hour for the driving skills test. You, as a parent or legal guardian, will be required to ride in the vehicle during the road test portion of the basic skills test. No additional passengers are allowed.
    • A parent or legal guardian must sign a certification that the applicant has completed the required minimum 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving experience.
    • When your teen passes the driving skills test, he or she will receive a Driver Skills Test Certificate.
    • If your teen fails to pass the driving skills test:
      – You will receive a test review explaining the reasons for failure.
      – You will need to obtain information about retesting.
      – Review the Driving Skills Test Study Guide with your teen.
      – Continue to supervise your teen’s driving, emphasizing the correct driving skills and stressing those that were not passed during the driving skills test.
      – A retesting fee will be required. These fees will vary by testing organization.

Getting Ready For The Test

We will get you ready for the test and can take you through a mock testing route. Life Driving Academy does not do the actual Driving Skills Test, we use a third-party service.  We do not offer the test on it’s own, that will have to be done directly through a third-party Driving Skills Test location.

Choose Your Package
  • Drive Time With Professional
  • Driving Evaluation
    Drive with a professional who knows the test and be assest how well you drive.
  • Written Assesment Upon Request
  • Mock Parking Test
  • Mock Driving Test
  • Pick-up | Drop-off

Pro Evaluation

  • 2 Hours

Practice Parking Test

  • 2 Hours

Practice The Test

  • 4 Hours