What you need to get a Michigan Teen Drivers License

Michigan’s driver education curriculum is split into two segments and is required for all teen drivers under age 18.

Segment 1 driver education is offered before the driver begins supervised driving. It requires a minimum of 24 hours of classroom instruction, a minimum of six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. And a minimum of four hours of observation time in a training vehicle. Before beginning Segment 1, a teen must be 14 years, eight months of age and have parent/guardian permission.

Teen Drivers state requirements

  • The teen must be at least 14 years, eight months old to apply for the Level 1 license.
  • Must have a Certificate of Completion for Segment 1

Teen drivers must present proof of:

  • A Social Security number or letter of ineligibility
  • U.S. citizenship Identity
  • Michigan residency
  • Parent/guardian signature required on the application
  • Pass vision screening required by Secretary of State


  • Obtain Level 1 License at a Secretary of State branch office
  • May only drive with licensed parent/guardian or designated licensed adult age 21 or older
  • Parent/guardian or designated adult should sit in the front seat
  • If driving with a designated adult, the driver should carry a signed letter of authorization from parent/guardian

Level 2 teen drivers Intermediate License

Segment 2 driver education is offered after the driver has held a valid Level 1 License for at least three continuous months and has acquired 30 hours of driving experience time including a minimum of two hours of night driving. Segment 2 includes a minimum of six hours of classroom instruction.

Teen drivers license requirements

  • The teen is at least 16 years old
  • Meet physical and medical licensing standards
  • Possessed a Level 1 License for six months
  • Completed Segment 1 and 2 of an approved driver education program
  • Passed a driving skills test and presented a skills test certificate
  • Must show proof of legal presence. (Proof of a Social Security number, identity, and Michigan residency will also be required if it was not provided at Level 1.)
  • Completed a minimum of 50 hours of supervised driving time, including 10 hours at night
  • Must be violation and suspension free, and have no at-fault crashes during the 90 days before applying for the Level 2 License
  • Have a parent or legal guardian sign the application and certify the minimum 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving experience


Between midnight and 5 a.m., the teen must drive with a designated licensed adult over age 21 unless driving to and from employment

Michigan teen auto insurance discounts

Michigan teen drivers license

State Farm the biggest insurer of young adults has an insurance discount program has a safe driving called Steer Clear® Safe Driver Discount Program. State Farm also offers a good student program for teen drivers. To get more information on these Michigan teen discounts to go online Michigan State Farm Agent or call 248-888-1134