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Your One Stop Company for Automobile Licensing

Welcome to Academy Driving, Inc. and Road Testing Center

serving Lapeer County and surrounding areas since 1983.

Our commitment to the community is to provide our students a quality educational experience

using the most innovative techniques in driver education.

Academy Driving, Inc. is fully licensed and certified by the Michigan Department of Education

and the Michigan Department of State.

We take pride in providing an academic environment to better meet our student’s needs.

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Driver Education Classes and Road Tests

Driving School

Segment One

What is Segment One ?

Segment One of driver education consists of 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.  Upon successful completion of Segment One and the Segment One Knowledge Test, a Segment One Certificate of Completion will be issued to your teen.  After completing Segment One, your teen is ready to apply for a Level I License.

Both you and your teen must go to a Secretary of State branch office to apply for the Level I License.

Please call to sign up for class prior to registration.  The cost for Segment 1 is $450.00.  A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot in any of our classes. Registration begins 15 minutes prior to the class start time.

Please call the office to make other arrangements if you can not be here at the time of registration.

PLEASE NOTE:  Drives may not be finished by the last day of class so do not schedule an appointment with the Secretary of State for a permit until you know when your student will receive his/her completion certificate. 

What to Bring for Segment One Registration:

  1. Original Birth Certificate (student must be at least 14 years & 8 months)

  2. Parent or legal guardian to sign contract

  3. Payment of the remaining balance of class tuition (we accept cash, check, credit/debit card)




  • February 5-22     4:30-6:30   FULL

  • March 4-21         4:30-6:30   FULL

  • April 1-18            4:30-6:30

  • May 6-23             4:30-6:30

  • June 13-28          10:00-12:00

  • July 8-25             10:00-12:00  

  • August 5-22        10:00-12:00

  • Sept 9-26            4:30-6:30

  • October 7-24      4:30-6:30

  • November 4-21   4:30-6:30

  • December 2-19   4:30-6:30

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Segment Two

Please call to sign up for class prior to registration.  The full payment of $60.00 is required to reserve a spot in any of our Segment Two classes.  We accept cash or credit/debit card (no checks).  Registration begins 15 minutes prior to the class start time.

Please call the office to make other arrangements if you can not be here at the time of registration.

What to Bring for Segment Two Registration:

  1. Level 1 License from the Secretary of State (held for at least 3 months).  Every number must be readable.

  2. Driving Log (Required 30 hours/2 of which were at night)

  3. Parent/legal guardian to sign contract



  • Feb 26, 27 & 28          4:30-6:30

  • March 25, 26 & 27      4:30-6:30

  • April 22, 23 & 24         4:30-6:30

  • May 28, 29 & 30         4:30-6:30

  • June 10, 11 & 12        4:30-6:30

  • July 1, 2 & 3               4:30-6:30

  • July 29, 30 & 31         4:30-6:30

  • Aug 12, 13 & 14         4:30-6:30

  • Aug 26, 27 & 28         4:30-6:30

  • Sept 3, 4 & 5              4:30-6:30

  • Sept 30, Oct 1 & 2     4:30-6:30

  • Oct 28, 29 & 30          4:30-6:30

  • Nov 25, 26 & 27         4:30-6:30

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Automobile Road Test


Scheduling an automobile road test:  Please have the driver's license number (located on the Level I License or Temporary Instructional Permit) the Segment 2 Certificate (if under 18) and the birthdate of the applicant taking the test.  We can not schedule a test without this information.  The tests must be prepaid while scheduling the appointment and we do require at least a 48 hour notice if you need to reschedule or cancel for a refund.   We accept cash or credit/debit card (no checks).  We do have a vehicle for rent for an additional $30 when available.

Your vehicle must be in good working order according to page 11 of the Road Test Study Guide book.

Please bring ALL documents into the office at the time of your appointment. 

What to Bring for Automobile Road Test

Adults (18 and over)

  • Michigan Temporary Instructional Permit  (30 days met or waived and every number must be readable)

  • Proof of current Insurance

  • Proof of current Registration

Under 18

  • ​Level 1 License (held for at least 6 months and every number must be readable)

  • Driving Log (50 hours/10 of which were at night)

  • Segment Two completion certificate

  • Proof of current Insurance

  • Proof of current Registration​

  • Parent/legal guardian (no siblings, friends, pets, etc.)

  • Rear seating is required

  • A portion of the test is conducted outside in the parking lot so please bring a coat, hat, gloves or umbrella if necessary. 

Rescheduling Fees

  • $40 for improper or missing documents

  • $40 for failure of vehicle inspection

  • $60 for failure of any part of the road test

Every road test begins in our office.  Please bring all of your paperwork including the Insurance and Registration

upstairs to Suite 216 to get started.

Driving skills test results are not uploaded to the SOS system until the end of the day and then processed over night.  Please wait until after 8 A.M. the following day to obtain your new status with the SOS. 

This is a State testing site and there is no practicing allowed in the cone area

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Beginners Driving Course

This course has been highly regarded by countless students throughout the years, and has provided the perfect foundation to enter the next level of learning. Get in touch with questions or to learn more.

Motorcycle Training

Beginners Driving Course

As one of our most popular offerings, we recommend signing up for this course as early as possible as it tends to fill up quickly. If you’re unsure about your level or have questions, simply reach out.

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700 S. Main Street  Suite 216  Lapeer, MI  48446

Our office is located on the second level of the Market Place Plaza  We are located across the street from Kroger and next to Jimmy Johns, Starbucks & BWW’s

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