Michigan Graduated Driver Licensing Parent Checklist

Parent Checklist GraphicThe Secretary of State recognizes that earning a driver’s license is an important milestone in the lives of teenagers. Michigan uses a multi-step system for teens to earn driving privileges known as Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL). Teens who have reached the age of 14 years and 8 months are eligible to enroll in Segment 1 Driver Education, thus beginning the first step.

The Michigan Graduated Driver Licensing Parent Checklist is a free resource intended to assist parents or legal guardians of teens with understanding and following the steps of GDL.

To obtain copies:

  1. Download a PDF copy using the link on this page.
  2. Email the Michigan Department of State, Traffic Safety Division at TrafficSafetySOS@michigan.gov. In the subject line, include the name of the publication - Michigan Graduated Driver Licensing Parent Checklist (SOS-380). In your message, indicate how many copies you would like, your name, organization if applicable, and complete mailing address.

PLEASE NOTE: Copies are packaged in 100s, with 6 sets of 100 per box.                             


We welcome your questions, comments and feedback about this publication. Please submit them to Bobby Gwizdz, Traffic Safety Section, at GwizdzR@Michigan.gov.