Wisconsin Probationary License Requirements
- Complete an approved driver education class.
- Accumulate 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving experience. (10 of the 50 hours must be at night) Up to 5 hours of behind-the-wheel driving experience with a qualified instructor may be double counted. (For example, 3 hours will count as 6 hours.)
- A parent or adult sponsor must certify (on the driver license application) the completion of 50 hours of driving experience. (10 at night)
- Hold an instructional permit for a minimum of 6 months.
- There must be a minimum of 19 days between the 1st and 6th driving lessons. One of these drive times must occur within the first 60 days of holding a valid Wisconsin instructional permit.
- Receive no moving traffic violations resulting in a conviction for the six months prior to the date of application for this license.
- Pass a driving skills test.
- Pay the required fees.
Wisconsin Probationary License Restrictions
If a student is under 18, for the first nine months of holding the probationary license, the student may drive but with the following restrictions:
If you have questions about the Wisconsin Graduated Driver License, check out the Wisconsin DOT website, e-mail the Wisconsin DMV, or call 608-266-2353.