A public school, private school, CCDEB, or CESA driver
education program is approved by the department under s. 343.06(1) (c),
Stats., if the program uses vehicles which meet the requirements of s. PI 21.03
and the program meets all of the following requirements:
A driver education course includes the
1. At least 30 hours of classroom
instruction, including the requirements under s. 115.28(11), Stats.
2. At least 6 hours of observation
At least 6
hours of actual on-street behind-the-wheel instruction.
a. Multiple-vehicle driving range instruction
may be substituted for up to 4 hours of the required 6 hours of on-street
instruction using a formula that 2 hours of multiple-vehicle driving range
instruction is equivalent to one hour of on-street instruction.
b. Simulation instruction may be substituted
for up to 3 hours of the required 6 hours of on-street instruction using a
formula that 4 hours of simulation instruction is equivalent to one hour of
c. When both
simulation and range laboratory instruction methods are used, the program must
include at least 2 hours of actual on-street behind-the-wheel instruction.
the regular school year, the classroom course extends over at least 6 weeks for
each student. During a summer school program, the classroom course extends over
at least 3 weeks for each student.
(c) The on-street driving instruction extends
over at least 3 weeks for each student. No student spends more than one hour
per day actually behind-the-wheel in the on-street instruction. The one hour
limitation does not include observation instruction.
(2) Refresher course. If more than one year
and one month elapses between completion of the classroom instruction and
commencement of the laboratory instruction, a refresher course of classroom
instruction is required. The refresher course is at least 10 hours, and
includes a course of study deemed appropriate by the school district.
Teacher requirements. Teachers of the
classroom instruction, simulation instruction, range instruction, and on-street
instruction possess a valid license to teach driver education issued by the
department as required in s. PI 34.080
(4) required assurance. A public or private
school, CCDEB, or CESA electronically submits to the department an assurance
that its driver education course plan complies with the requirements of this
section along with a list of its driver education instructors and their DPI
teacher file numbers.
Wis. Admin. Code Department of Public Instruction § PI 21.04
Cr. Register, May, 1986,
No. 365, eff. 7-1-86; CR 06-092: am. (intro.), (1) (a) 1., (3) and (4),
Register December 2006 No. 612, eff. 1-1-07; CR 13-083: am. (title), (intro.),
(1) (a) (intro.), (b), (c), (2), (3), r. and recr. (4) Register May 2014 No.
701, eff. 6-1-14.
correction in (3) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 7., Stats.,
January 2021 No. 781, eff.
Contact the Driver Education Program, Department of Public
Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, 125 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI 53707-7841, for
the current Internet address where a statement can be electronically