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Driver education and testing businesses

Licensed driver education and testing businesses and their employees can access tools, resources, and industry bulletins through their CARS e-Services account. Instructions for setting up an account are available under Forms and publications.


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Administrative actions and regulation

State law gives the Michigan Department of State the authority to deny, suspend, or revoke a license or certification if the licensee or applicant has not complied with the provisions of the acts or rules that regulate the industry. Driver education providers and instructors, testing businesses, and other driver program sponsors may receive a written warning, be placed on probation, be fined, or have their license suspended if the actions cannot be resolved.

All administrative actions are reported through Online Services under Driver Education and Testing Businesses. You can also file a complaint against a driver education or testing business through Online Services.

Additionally, driver education providers and instructors are required to be certified by the Michigan Department of State. It is a misdemeanor offense to own and operate a driver education business or provide driver education instruction without being certified. Violations are punishable by law and may result in imprisonment or up to a $2,000 fine in addition to administrative fines.

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  • Michigan Department of State
    Driver Education and Testing Section
    430 West Allegan Street, 3rd Floor
    Lansing, Michigan 48918

    Driver Education

    Driver Testing

    Phone: 517-241-6850
    Fax: 517-335-3155 





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