Blue Knight Driving School FAQs
Why chose Blue Knight Driving School ?
The owner of Blue Knight Driving School is Todd Nelson Todd is retired a police officers with over 28 yrs experience. The experience was gained though first hand knowledge of driver errors,crashes and their aftermath. Todd has several years teaching expierence as a DARE officer.
Most instructors at Blue Knight Driving School have this police experience that other schools just can't match.
I've completed the online course, what do I do next?
To obtain the MV3001 form in order to apply for instructional permit do the following;
1) contact Todd at 414-422-0911 or 414-233-1350 if doing behind the wheel(BTW) at BKDS in Precinct 1(Muskego area).You can also email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is highly recommended that students schedule their 1st behinfd the wheel lesson the day they get their instructional permit to comply with state requirement of starting behind the wheel within 60 days of date the MV3001 is signed. We normally book solid 2-3 weeks in advance.
What are the normal office hours?
We are normally at the office weeknights from 530pm -830pm. It is is best to call before coming in as we are regularly on the road driving with students.
When can I take driver's education?
You can take the 30 hour classroom instruction at 15. You must be 15 1/2 to obtain an instructional permit.
A student must attain a valid Instruction Permit within 13 months of completing the 30 hour state approved classroom session.
How do I sign up for your courses?
Follow the prompts on our registration page, or request information via phone or email.
How long is the online course?
The online course must extend over a minimum of 21 days. Students are credited for 2hrs a day maximum for work done. The course is 30 units designed for students to spend one hour on each. The course must be completed in 90 days from the date it is started.
- A deposit of $89 or full payment will secure a roster spot for any class listed at the time of enrollment. All fees must be paid prior to 1st behind the wheel session unless other arrangements are arranged prior to that date. Non paid fees will result in no BTW lessons until balance is paid in full.
When can I take the behind-the-wheel (BTW) portion of your program?
You can take the BTW program once you receive a valid Wisconsin Instruction Permit from the DMV. After obtaining permit students are to log into their account and schedule a BTW lesson within 60 days of obtaining their instructional permit. Students are expected to signup for lessons at every 3 weeks if they wish to finish in 6 months. Any student under 18 MUST hold the temporary license for 6 months prior to the road test. If a student does not schedule driving lessons as described above their road test may be delayed as a result of them finishing their lessons late.
Remember that the D.M.V. requires students to record a minimum of 30 hrs of driving practice with their parents and driving instructor. 10 hrs of this are required to be night operation.
When am I eligible for a permit?
You are eligible for your Instruction Permit when you meet all the following requirements:
- 15.5 years of age
- Completion of 30 hours classroom instruction AND/OR currently attending a classroom session
- Completion of the MV3001 form
- MV3001 forms can not be issued prior to a student attending or in the process of attending a classroom session
- All fees must be paid in full before receiving the signed MV3001 form.
What is the MV3001 form and where do I get it?
The MV3001 form is the document that verifies a student has fulfilled the classroom requirements, and is 15.5 years of age or older. You can download the form from our website or obtain it from one of our office staff. The MV3001 form must be signed by a Blue Knight Driving School representative before going to the local DMV. Student can NOT get the signed MV 3001 form prior to the start of their classroom session per state statutes.
ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY_
If taking behind the wheel at BKDS, students 15-1/2should contact us to either pickup the MV3001 form or have it mailed to them in order to get their instruction permit approx 10 days before the date the turn 15-1/2. Students not taking BTW with BKDS must wait until the course is completed and have the school providing BTW instruction sign the MV3001 form.The MV3001 form allows students to obtain their instruction permit.
All students--The 1st BTW lesson must occur within 60 days of the date the MV3001 is signed. This is a DOT rule ,not ours ,so plan according as we are fully booked most dates 2-3 weeks out.
How can I study for the permit test?
You will be armed with all the information you need by taking our 30 hour classroom course. If you would like to obtain an Instruction Permit prior to the classroom course, we highly recommend reading the Wisconsin Motorists Handbook. This handbook contains the information needed to successfully pass the Instruction Permit exam. The Wisconsin Motorist Handbook is available online to read or you may download the e-handbook from the DMV website.
What documents do I need to take to the DMV for the permit test?
Students need a ceritified copy of their birth certificate, social security card, and a completed MV3001 form signed by the driving school.
If you do not have a social security card, you will need your social security number and a second form of ID. The DMV will charge you $35 for the Instruction Permit.
I have taken the class and I have my permit. Now what?
You are ready for the Behind the Wheel portion of our curriculum. To enroll for drive times, view our Behind the Wheel driving calendar. All students must have one driving lesson within the first 60 days of receiving the Instruction Permit per state regulations.Students who fail to start lessons within 60 days of obtaining the instruction permit application will be placed on a "inactive status" and the instructional permit cancelled if issued.The instruction permit will need to be re-issued at DMV. It is also possible these students will not receive all 6 lessons within the 6 month wait period for roadtest,thus delaying their ability to get the probationary license. Students who have taken online driver education classroom through another school must provide proof of completon (DEC form from online school),sign a contract for BTW only and obtain the MV3001 form from us in order to take temps test at DMV. The temps form is provided ng BTW instruction by DOT rules.
It is the student and parents responsibility to schedule and keep the required driving lessons in order to complete behing the wheel training within the 6 month period. Lessons can be scheduled every 21 days. We suggest at least once a month after obtaining instructional permit. (6 lessons over 6 month waiting period)
Will I be reminded of upcoming lessons
You will receive reminder messages of upcoming lessons ONLY if the parent and student sign up to receive them. PLEASE, we strongly encourage EVERYONE to sign up for the reminders by loggiing into the student account,click"my account" and check the text and email boxes to receive both text and reminder emails. Please do this for each student and both parents to avoid missed appointment fees.
I have scheduled a drive time, but I need to cancel it. What do I do?
You need to go to the Behind the Wheel driving calendar page. Log in with the username and password you received upon registering and click "Make changes to driving schedule." As long as you do this within eight hours of your scheduled drive, you will not incur the cancellation fee of $40. Or under white itinerary box,click red circle with white "x". then follow prompts to cancel lesson
How do I schedule my road test?
Visit any Wisconsin DMV office, call 1-888-368-9556, or go online to: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/schedule.htm . You can schedule your test any time after your FINAL behind the wheel lesson is scheduled.
When am I eligible for my license?
You can take your road test with the DMV when you have reached the following requirements:
- Successful completion of 30 required classroom hours
- Successful completion of 12 hours of instructed BTW
- You have held your permit for a minimum of 6 months
- Be 16 years old
What information do I need when I go to the DMV for my road test?
You need your Social Security number, the drive log indicating that you have completed a minimum of 30 BTW hours, and the MV3192 form. The MV3192 form is electronically sent to DMV after your final drive by your instructor (if you have no balance due). Students no longer receive a copy of this form as a result of this new procedure. DMV will have a copy of this form when you take the test