Level 1 Learner’s License Requirements


  • Bring to the Secretary of State branch office the green Certificate of Completion for Segment 1
  • The green Certificate of Completion for Segment 1 is NOT a driver’s license – you cannot drive on
  • Present proof of:
    • A Social Security number or letter of ineligibility
    • U.S. citizenship or legal presence
    • Identity
    • Michigan residency
  • Parent/Guardian signature required on application
  • Pass vision screening by Secretary of State

Level 1 License Driving Privileges


  • May only drive with licensed parent/guardian or designated license adult age 21 or older

Level 2 License Requirements


  • Teen is at least 16 years old
  • Possess a Level 1 Learner’s License for at least six months (no less than 180 days)
  • Be violation and suspension free, and have no at-fault crashes during the 90 days prior to applying for a Level 2 License
  • Completed Segment 2 of the Driver’s Education course
  • Completed a minimum of 50 hours of behind the wheel experience of which at least 10 hours must include driving at night which have been recorded
  • Pass a Road Skills Test approved by Secretary of State

Level 2 License Privileges/Restrictions 


  • You may operate a vehicle between the hours of 5:00 am and 10:00 pm unsupervised
  • During the hours of 10:00 pm and 5:00 am you must be accompanied by parent/guardian or designated licensed adult age 21 or older unless driving to or from employment
  • With the exception of immediate family members, teens must not have more than one passenger under age 21 unless traveling to or from school or a school sanctioned event

Level 3 License Requirements


  • Teen is at least 17 years old
  • Held Level 2 License for 6 months
  • Must be violation and suspension free, and have no at-fault crashes for 12 consecutive months prior to applying for the Level 3 License

Level 3 Driving Privileges


  •  A Level 3 License grants you full driving privileges

For further information please refer to the Michigan Graduated Driver Licensing: A Guide for Parents or visit the Secretary of State’s website.