Becoming a Licensed Driver And An Organ Donor

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The purpose of a comprehensive driver education program is to make sure only safe and intelligent drivers are allowed on the road.  Once you’ve completed all of the requirements for your driver education program, you will be ready to become a licensed driver! Applicants in the state of Illinois will have to take a written, vision, and driving exam.


Written Exam. The written exam is designed to test your general driver education knowledge. It includes multiple choice and true/false questions about traffic laws, safety rules, crash prevention and vehicle equipment. The exam also requires you to properly identify traffic signs by shape, color or symbol as well as identifying signals and pavement markings. Since our course is accredited by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office, our Final Exam is the Written Driver’s License Exam. Students will only be required to complete Road Test at time of Licensure in the state of Illinois.


Vision Screening. All applicants must have a vision screening or submit a Vision Specialist Report completed by a  licensed Optometrist, licensed Ophthalmologist, or Physician within six months of their visit to the Illinois Secretary of State Office. The Vision Specialist Report is available at To be a licensed driver, you are required to have a minimum visual acuity of 20/40 and at least 140-degree peripheral vision, both with or without corrective lenses. A restriction will be noted on your license if you wear glasses or contacts, and you must always them when operating a vehicle.


Driving Exam. New drivers may be required to take a driving exam in a vehicle that represents the same size and weight classification as the driver’s license they are applying for. During the exam, you will be graded on your ability to perform several driving tasks and maneuvers. Violating any traffic law or committing any dangerous action results in automatically failing the exam.


Organ Donor Program. The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office has made it a priority to educate the general public about the benefits of organ/tissue donation. While Illinois continues to be the leader in registering potential donors, there are still many more people on waiting lists than there are available donors. To promote awareness about the importance of organ/tissue donation, the Secretary of State’s office provides resources for educating yourself and others about donation. Please visit or contact the Organ/Tissue Donor Program at 1-800-210-2106.

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