Illinois Adult Drivers Ed


Welcome to Aceable’s Illinois Adult Drivers Ed course! Skip the boring classes. Instead, work on your drivers ed requirement on your computer, tablet, or phone. We’ll have you behind-the-wheel in no time!

You can take this course if:

  • You are 18-20 years old and are a first-time driver license applicant.
  • You are 21 years old or older and want some help before taking your written and driving skills tests.

You should take this course because:

  • Aceable is state-approved. Our certificates are accepted at any Driver Services Facility in Illinois.
  • Aceable is all about convenience. You can log into your account on our website or by downloading the free Aceable Drivers Ed app for iOS and Android devices. You can switch between devices anytime and anywhere you want.
  • Aceable includes 6 hours of engaging and entertaining content written in an easy way for students to understand. Your course will include text, videos, pictures, memes, and pop-up questions galore! You won’t just be reading for 6 hours straight.
  • Aceable gives you access to unlimited free practice tests to ensure your success.
  • Aceable will file your completion information with the state of Illinois. In only 1-3 days, your Certificate of Completion is emailed to you.
  • Aceable’s Customer Experience Heroes are available every day of the week to help answer your questions about anything and everything drivers ed. You can reach us by phone, email, and live chat.

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Step 1: Take Aceable’s Illinois Adult Drivers Ed

The state of Illinois requires you to take a six-hour adult drivers ed course if:

  • You’re 18-20 years old.
  • You’re applying for a license for the first time.
  • You’ve never taken any kind of driver education in high school or through a commercial driving school.

First-time drivers who are 21 years old or older aren’t required to take an adult drivers ed course, but you can definitely take Aceable if you like. It’s a great tool that you can use to help you pass the written test at the Driver Services Facility.

The state of Illinois requires that you complete the course within 30 days of beginning it. The course is only six hours, though, so we’re sure you’ll be able to finish it within this time.

Aceable is all about convenience. You can access your course from multiple devices- including your desktop, laptop, phone, and tablet- and you can log on and off whenever you want. Your course will also have tons of pictures, videos, memes, and pop-up questions to make sure you’re not only learning how to be a safe driver, but you’re also having fun. Sure beats sitting in a class!

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Step 2: Get Your Illinois Adult Drivers Ed Certificate of Completion

When you complete your six-hour course (11 levels), Aceable will send your completion information to the Illinois Secretary of State (ILSOS).  Within 24-72 hours, the ILSOS will email you a Certificate of Completion.* You’ll need to print out a copy of this certificate to present at the Driver Services Facility when you get your license.

*Since your certificate will be emailed to you, it’s important that you provide Aceable with an accurate email address that you have access to easily.

If there’s a mistake on your Certificate of Completion, please contact us at here. We’ll work quickly with the ILSOS to correct your certificate.

If you are an Aceable student who is 21 years old or older, you don’t have to wait for a Certificate of Completion. You can go straight to the Driver Services Facility whenever you’re ready and take the vision, written, and driving tests there.

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Step 3: Get Your Illinois License

You can get your Illinois license as soon as you’ve finished your Aceable course, received an email with a Certificate of Completion from the Illinois Secretary of State (ILSOS), and printed out your certificate.

At the Driver Services Facility, you’ll need to present all your identification documents and pass the vision, written, and driving tests. Click here for more information about your visit to the Driver Services Facility.

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Illinois Adult Drivers Ed Level Assessments

There are 11 levels in the course. At the end of each level is a ten-question multiple choice test. You’ll need to score at least 70% or better in order to pass and go on to the next level.

If you fail a level assessment, you can take it again. There is no limit on how many times you can take a level assessment and you don’t have to pay again to take a level assessment more than once.

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Illinois Adult Drivers Ed Final Exam

At the very end of the course is a 20-question final exam. You’ll must score at least 75% or better in order to pass the course and receive a Certificate of Completion.

You have two chances to pass the final exam. According to the state of Illinois, you fail the course if you are unable to pass the final exam within two tries. Unfortunately, Illinois requires that in these situations you repurchase the course and start from the very beginning again.

In order to ensure that you pass your final exam, you can always review the material in the levels and chapters you’ve already completed. We want to make sure you can pass your course!

Passing this final exam proves to the state of Illinois that you passed your drivers ed course. You’ll still have to take and pass a written knowledge exam at the Driver Services Facility to get your license.

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When you get your license at the Driver Services Facility, you’ll need to present all your documents and pass three tests: vision, written, and driving.

The written test will include multiple choice and true/false questions about traffic signs, signals, pavement markings, traffic laws, safety rules, crash prevention, and vehicle equipment. Remember, you always have access to your Aceable course and can review the material before taking your written test.

You’re given three attempts each to pass the written test and the driving test within one year from the date you paid your application fee.

Don’t forget to bring your $5 application fee, Certificate of Completion of Adult Drivers Education (you’ll receive this in an email from the Illinois Secretary of State), and your other identification documents.

Below you’ll find acceptable identification documents. All documents must be current and not expired. One document may satisfy more than one group. You can also see a detailed list of the qualifying documents here.

You’ll need:

One (1) Group A Document (Written Signature)

Cancelled Check (within 90 days prior to application), Court Order, Credit or Debit Card (major brand), Driver Education Certificate, Government ID Card, Illinois ID Card, Military Service Record, Valid U.S. or Foreign Passport, or Social Security Card


One (1) Group B Document (Date of Birth- Document must have applicant’s name and full date of birth)

Adoption Records, Birth Certificate, Court Order (Change of Birth Date), Certified Grade/High School/University Transcript, Illinois ID Card, Military Service Record, Naturalization Certificate, Passport, U.S. Passport Card, or U.S. Visa


One (1) Group C Document (Social Security Number- Document must have applicant’s name and full Social Security Number)

Illinois ID Card Record, Military Service Record, Social Security Card (issued by Social Security Administration), or U.S. Military ID Card


Two (2) Group D Documents (Residency- Document must have applicant’s full residence address. Documents in Groups A, B, or C that contain the full residence address may also be used for Group D):

Affidavit- Certificate of Residency (available only at a Driver Services Facility), Utility Bill, Pay Stub or Electronic Deposit Receipt, Bank Statement or Cancelled Check (dated within 90 days prior to application), Certified Grade/High School/College/University Transcript, Credit Report (issued by Experian, Equifax, or TransUnion and dated within 12 months of the application), Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease Agreement, or Homeowner’s or Renter’s Insurance Policy

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If you finish the course and aren’t ready to take your driving test, you can still get a permit to practice driving. If you’re 18-20 years, you don’t need to submit a Certificate of Completion of Adult Drivers Ed (however, you’ll need the certificate when you apply for a license). Instead, you’ll present the proper identification documents, pass the vision and written tests, and pay a $20 permit fee.

Your permit will be valid for one year. You can practice with an adult who is at least 21 years old, has a license for the type of vehicle you’re driving, and has at least one year of driving experience. You may not be required to pay an additional fee if you receive your license before your permit expires.

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The state of Illinois requires that Aceable verify the identity of students taking the course. We do this by asking you a series of identity security questions based on information in your Aceable Student Profile. This system is made to ensure that the person who signed up for the course is actually the one taking it.

You’ll be asked these identity security questions at various points throughout the course. If you miss a question (which we doubt you will, since these questions are all about you!), the state of Illinois requires that you start over from the beginning of that level.

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Aceable provides a variety of student course tools that you’ll find very helpful. These tools include the student profile, table of contents, progress logs, and practice tests. You can learn about using these tools in our Account & Log In Help Knowledge Base here.

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If you are experiencing technical issues with the web course or app, there are a variety of troubleshooting options available to you. For a detailed guide on troubleshooting your web course or app, check out Aceable’s Technical Support & Troubleshooting Knowledge Base here.

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You can contact the Illinois Secretary of State Driver Services Facility at: 847-981-7455

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