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KC’s Driving School: How it Works


Getting Started


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Driver’s Ed Requirements

In Wisconsin, if you are under 18, you must take an approved driver education course in order to get a license. KC’s Driving School has been approved to do this for nearly 38 years.


Instruction Permit and MV3001 Form- In order to be able to drive on public roads you must have an instruction permit.


To get a driver license, students under 18 must:

  1. Enroll in and complete the classroom portion*

  2. Then, enroll in an pay for a behind the wheel program*

  3. Then, go the DMV, take the written test and get an instruction Permit*

  4. Then, complete 6 behind the wheel lessons and accumulate 50 hours total driving experience*

  5. Then, take the road test at the DMV and obtain your Probationary Driver License (note: you can schedule the road test 11 weeks in advance)*


1. Enroll in and complete all 15 sessions of the Online Classroom.

  • 30 Hour Complete Online Course (most popular option) - FEE: $99 The course is a self-paced, computer based online course. Students can start at any time and complete the coursework at any time of day. The presentations, narrations and other materials are identical to a traditional classroom.

  • Steps for completing the Complete 30 Hour Online Driver Education Course:

    • Step 1: Complete our STUDENT AGREEMENT.

    • Step 2: Go HERE. Select “Get this course ($99.00). Click on “sign up” then enter your information and pay for the course using a debit/credit card on the screen that follows.


2. Enroll in Behind The Wheel Driving Instruction.


3. Go to the DMV (must at least age 15 to get their instruction permit, you can take Online Classroom around age 14 1/2).

  • Present required documents at the DMV;

  1. MV3001 Application for Instruction Permit/Driver License.

    1. Only the Behind the wheel driving school can sign a DMV MV3001 form. Make sure you contact your BTW provider to get the form from them.

  2. A government issued, original birth certificate.

  3. Social Security Card

  4. Any legal resident or immigration documents.

  • Pass the written test. -

      • The Test is given at the DMV when you go to get your Instruction Permit. The test is computer based and is pretty basic. We have a Written Test Prep page at our website HERE that will help you pass the test.


4. Complete 6 behind the wheel lessons.


Soon after the student obtains their instruction permit (within 60 days from the date we sign the MV3001) they will begin the behind the wheel lessons.

  • There are six lessons two hours long each. They drive one hour and observe another student the second hour.

  • Most students do their lessons about 2-3 weeks apart. However, it is up to students to schedule their appointments.

  • Students need to make sure that they complete their BTW’s in time for them to get their license. Do NOT wait until the last minute to complete.


Scheduling and Rescheduling Behind The Wheel Lessons (KC’s 541 Okauchee, Lake Country and Oconomowoc Areas ONLY)

  • Lessons are generally listed on our Online BTW Scheduling 3-4 weeks in advance. You won’t find further lessons.

  • Generally lessons are full for 3 to 4 weeks. with most students scheduling 3 weeks out. This is how we keep students on a 3 week cycle (1 lesson every 3 weeks until complete, preferred)

  • All lessons are listed on the scheduling system and nothing is reserved

  • Students can complete all of their behind the wheel lessons ASAP if they wish, though not less than 3 weeks from start to finish and a maximum of two lessons per week (according to state law).

  • These lessons are designed to work in conjunction with the 50 hours driving practice that students are to receive with their parents (10 of the 50 hours must be at night).

  • You are welcome to choose any instructor from any location.

  • Once you schedule a lesson you can cancel a lesson using the same scheduling site.

  • Remember you must give us a 24 hour notice for any cancellations. We charge a $35 fee if less than 24 hours notice, unless we can fill the spot.

  • Make note of the appointment and do not No Show!!! There is a $55 fee for a no show and it really messes up the schedule and causes the other student to miss an observation.

  • At the conclusion of the 6th Behind the Wheel lesson, the student and the instructor will complete a “Course Completion Request”. This will prompt us to transmit the student's Course Completion to the DMV. This request includes the statement “I, the above student, certify that I have completed 30 hours of classroom, 6 hours of Driving Behind the Wheel and 6 hours of Observation”


5. Take the road test at the DMV and obtain your Probationary Driver License.

How do I schedule a Road (Skills) Test?

You must have your Instruction Permit 6 full months before you can take a road test. You can schedule your road test 11 weeks in advance of the 6 months ending. Go to the DMV website HERE to schedule a Road (Skills) Test. You do not have to complete all your behind the wheel lessons prior to scheduling the test, but you do have to complete all 6 lessons prior to TAKING the road test.


What do I bring to the DMV for my road test?

1. Your instruction permit (very important)

2. Your car in good working condition (all lights work, no red warning lights illuminated, no cracked windshield)

3. Your parent or legal guardian

4. Your Course Completion will be on file in the DMV Computer.



Course Completion Certification:


Driver Education consists of 2 Courses. You can take both courses at the same driving school or take Online Classroom at one school then behind the wheel at another.

  1. Classroom and

  2. Behind the Wheel.


  • Taking Classroom and Behind the Wheel both at KC’s (541): After you complete your Online Classroom sessions you will need to enroll and pay for Behind the Wheel. At the student’s last BTW Lesson they and their instructor will fill out a course completion request that will have all of the necessary information for us to transmit your Course Completion. Normally within 24 hours we will manually verify all of the classroom work and BTW lessons are completed and transmit your Course Completion directly to the DMV computer. If there are any issues with the transmission of the CC we will contact you via email. For reasons unknown to us the DMV does not give us a confirmation or copy of your Course Completion. However, it will be on their computer waiting for you when you go to do your road test.


  • Taking Classroom with KC’s but Behind the Wheel with another driving school: you will need 2 Course Completions. Your Classroom Completion will be emailed to you after you completed all sessions of the Online Classroom. A copy of this will be required for the Behind the Wheel driving school to enroll you in their BTW Course. Once you complete your BTW’s with your driving school they will submit your Course Completion directly to the DMV. We usually submit your Online Classroom Course Completion within 1 or 2 business days. Be patient as it is a manual process and there are many things that must be done to process it.



What Happens During The 30 Hours of Classroom?


Class Format: The Online Classroom consists of 15 sessions. Only 1 session can be completed per calendar day. Each session is broken down into segments with a short presentation, video and quiz. There is a final test for each Session and a course final test. The Course expires after 180 days and can be reset. You will need a computer and internet access to YouTube. Occasionally there are browser issues so be away you may have to try different browsers. We find that Chrome works well and so does Safari. Students must complete at least 1 session per week to remain active. If your online account becomes “inactive”, just text us your name and we can reactivate you.



COMMON QUESTIONS


CLASSROOM


My Online Classroom Account is "Inactive?

  • Text us your full name and we can reactivate it for you. There is no charge for this. However, we are charged a fee for all “active" students. By deactivating you during prolonged periods of inactivity (21 days), we save a significant amount of money. You just need to complete 1 session per week to remain active.


A video or timer won't play or is stuck in my online classroom?

  • You need to log out and back in again. The system "times out" after a while and it will appear to be logged in but it is not.


A video says "restricted" in my online classroom?

  • You are logged into Google with your school email. The school restricts what you can view in Google and YouTube. You need to log out of your school email and only use a personal Gmail account for the online classroom.


BEHIND THE WHEELS


I went to the DMV but did not have a signed MV3001 form, how do I get that?

Only your behind the wheel provider can sign your MV3001 form. Contact them to enroll in their behind the wheel program and they will issue you a signed MV3001 form.


How long do I have to complete my behind the wheel lessons?

As long as you need. Most people try and finish them quickly because you have to renew your permit after 18 months. You do have to have your first lesson within 60 days of us signing your temps application. Otherwise, take as long as you need.


How do I schedule my behind the wheel lessons?

Contact your behind the wheel provider who signed your MV3001 form. If you are enrolled with KC's Driving School behind the wheel in Okauchee/Lake Country Area go HERE: .


I lost my permit or my temps expired, what do I do?

  • A. If you’re still doing your behind the wheels, you’re going to have to fill out another MV3001 form and have your behind the wheel driving school sign it. NOTE: Make sure you have a driving school signature before you go to the DMV! They’ll send you back to us so save yourself the trip.

  • B. If you have completed all of your BTW’s, the DMV still has your completion certification on file. You can head straight there. Tell them your "completion is on file in their computer system".


OTHER QUESTIONS


I need to contact you, but no one answered the phone?

We do NOT keep normal business hours. Sometimes, we’re teaching class or driving with students. We monitor our emails and text messages throughout the day. We are working from sunup to sundown just about 7 days a week. Email and text are the only ways to contact us.


KC’s Driving School

www.kcsdrivingschool.com

kcsdrivingschool@gmail.com

262-563-9527 (texts only)