Frequently Asked Questions
Your child must turn 15 before the final day of class. For example, if the class starts March 1st and ends April 17th, your student may enroll in the class as long as he/she turns 15 by April 17th.
Your student must complete a minimum of 30 hours of classroom training, 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training and 6 hours of in-car observation with another student.
Teens under the age of 18 are required to drive 50 hours with a licensed driver over the age of 21 who has had their license for over a year. 40 hours should be completed during daylight and 10 hours should be completed at night. Your driving hours with an instructor may not count unless you pick a package with more than 8 Hours of Behind the Wheel.
Payment & Pricing
We accept Mastercard and Visa.
Yes. You can pay 50% non-refundable deposit before the class starts. The remainder of the balance is due when the first class starts.
Yes. If a drive is cancelled within 24 hours of the lesson, you will "forfeit" the drive. This will require you to pay an additional $40.00 to reinstate that lesson. If you cancel more than 24 hours before the lesson, there is no fee.
Your student can miss up to 4 days of class instruction. However, all missed classes must be made up prior to receiving their license. If a student misses more than 4 days, a $200 reinstatement fee will need to be paid to finish the class. At that point, you can determine which class you wouldd like to transfer to. Once the transfer happens, they must start from the beginning. They will pay the classroom portion only.
You can sign up for a make-up session by logging into your account and clicking on the tab labeled "classes." After the session is missed, the class will be highlighted in red with a button that says "schedule make-up." You must make up the class for which you missed. If you missed lesson 6/day 6, you must make up lesson 6/day 6.
Forms can be printed from our website once your student logs into their profile. Select the header labeled "resources" and click on the title of each form to download a printable version. These forms are also attached to the Welcome Email you receive a few days before class begins.
ELITE will help prepare your student for the written test by having them take a practice permit test on the second day of class. The official written exam is administered at your local DMV. Once your student passes the written and vision exams at the DMV, they are issued a learners permit.
Behind-the-wheel sessions can be booked online by logging into your profile and clicking in the "Behind-the-Wheel" tab.
- Proof of name and date of birth (certified or original copy of birth certificate or passport)
- Proof of residency (something with student's name and address)
- Proof of signature (social security card, passport, etc)
- Permit application from a certified driving school
- Permit Fee: $20.00 (also covers cost of the license)
- Social Security Card
- Original or Certified copy of birth certificate
- 2 documents proving residency
- Original copy of permit
- Valid insurance and registration for vehicle
- Completed 50 hour form
- Letter from Secretary of State's office
- This can include confirmation of completion via CYBERDRIVEILLINOIS.COM
On the second day of class your student will take a practice permit test. Upon passing the exam, they will be given the permit application. As long as your student is 15, they can obtain their permit by passing the vision and written exams at the DMV.
Log in to your student's account and check their "Status" under Student Details. If their status is "Complete", everything has been sent to the State's office and you may start checking cyberdriveillinois.com.
If their status is "Incomplete" we are missing either a form, a class needs to be made up, or there is still a balance on the account. If the status says "Active", please give us a call so we may double check the file.
Scroll down to the box that says "Driver License" and click on "Drivers Education." Click on "Driver Education Course Completion Check" Enter in your student Driver's License/Permit Number and click submit. https://www.ilsos.gov/deccheck/
To be eligible for their license they must take a 6-hour adult course (if they did not take the 30 hours of classroom instruction before they turned 18). Call ELITE for upcoming dates. The cost is $50. If a student is already 18, there is no driving requirement, but they must obtain a Permit from the DMV before they apply for their license. They will receive information about obtaining the permit during the 6-hour course. Call the office to register.
Yes. If you are over 18, you can take the Adult class or enroll in a Behind the Wheel Refresher.
Yes. We charge $125 for 2 hours behind the wheel. A 4 hour package is $225, 6 hours is $325. If you are looking for a specific package please call at 844-435-4833
Yes. However, you must take the road test from an Elite Driving School location. The test is free if you went through the Elite program.