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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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CARS e-Services business management
Examiners are required to periodically submit the following forms to the Driver Education & Testing Section:
- Medical Examination Report (DES-N05)
- Federal DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MCSA-5876)
- Live Scan Fingerprint Background Check Request form (completed by an approved Michigan State Police live scan vendor). Please email the MDOSemail@example.com to obtain the current form.
- Standard Verbal Instructions - Automobile Test
- Automatic Failures List - Automobile Test
- Standard Verbal Instructions - 2 and 3 Wheel Motorcycle RST
- 2-Wheel Motorcycle RST Score Sheet
- 3-Wheel Motorcycle RST Score Sheet
- Motorcycle RST - Automatic Failures List
- Notice to Unsuccessful Motorcycle Test Applicants
- Driving Test Route Form
Upon establishing a CARS e-Services account, reference the following materials to access and manage your account:
- Scheduling an automobile skills test in e-Services
- Scheduling a motorcycle skills test in e-Services
- Edit details in e-Services
- Canceling a test in e-Services
- Entering test results in e-Services
- View completion receipts in e-Services
- Driver testing business CARS e-Services FAQs
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.
CARS e-Services account setup