Ohio Abbreviated Adult

Eligibility Requirements and Necessary Steps

Why Take Abbreviated Adult Driver Training with Safe2Drive?

Our online Ohio Abbreviated Adult Driver Training Course makes meeting your 4-hour classroom requirement a breeze! You get a quality educational experience without ever having to leave home! It's the most convenient way to complete the classroom portion of your abbreviated adult driver training requirement.

About the Course

This course is 4 hours in length, as per Ohio DPS rules. It is broken into 8 easy interactive lessons that include videos, animations, and fun activities. At the end of each lesson, you will take a short multiple-choice quiz to test your knowledge of the course material. You must pass each quiz to move on to the next lesson. At the end of the course, there will be a 20-question multiple-choice final exam. You will need to score at least 75% to pass. We're confident that you'll have no trouble passing on your first try!

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible to take an Ohio abbreviated adult course, you must be at least 18 years old and you must have failed your first attempt at the maneuverability or road portion of the driving test.

Course Procedures

We've made everything as simple as possible to ensure that this process goes smoothly for you. The steps are as follows:

  1. Register for the course.
  2. Complete the 4 hours of online instruction.
  3. Pass the final exam.
  4. Receive your Certificate of Completion (we will email this to you upon successful completion of the course). This Certificate of Completion is for the classroom portion of abbreviated adult driver training only.

Getting Your Driver License

If you failed your first attempt at the maneuverability or road portion of the driving test and you are at least 18 years of age, the Ohio BMV requires you to take an abbreviated adult driver training course before attempting the driving test for a second time. In addition to completing this online Ohio Abbreviated Adult Driver Training Course, you are also required to complete behind-the-wheel instruction as part of the abbreviated adult driver training. You may complete 4 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed instructor or you may complete 24 hours of driving with a licensed driver 21 years of age or older.

  • If you are completing 4 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction with a professional driving school, you must give the behind-the-wheel school your Certificate of Completion from Safe2Drive for the 4 hours of online coursework you completed. That way, when you complete the behind-the-wheel instruction with them, they can issue you a Certificate of Completion for abbreviated adult driver training that shows you have completed BOTH the 4 hours of coursework and the 4 hours of behind-the-wheel. Take that certificate with you to the BMV when you go to take your drive test.

  • If you choose to complete the 24 hours of driving with a licensed driver 21 years of age or older, you must complete the Twenty-Four Hour Affidavit (BMV 5789) attesting you have completed the minimum twenty-four hours of driving experience. You will bring your Certificate of Completion for the classroom instruction as well as your completed affidavit with you when you go to take your driving skills exam at the BMV.

Once you have completed both the classroom and behind-the-wheel training requirements, you are ready for your second driving skills attempt. You will be required to pass the driving skills exam before you will be granted a driver license.