Top Driver Update

May 14, 2021 Update

Attention Top Driver Families,

We are excited to announce that Top Driver has been approved, as part of the Illinois Secretary of State’s pilot program, to conduct the “Cooperative Road Test”. This is one of the final requirements of a teen obtaining their driver’s license and is normally held only at the DMV facilities. There are many benefits to having your student participate in Top Driver’s program once they have completed their classroom and driving requirements – please click on this link for more details:

Cooperative Road Test Information

Classroom UPDATES:

We are pleased to offer our WEBCAST Online Classroom option (self-paced with no structured schedule) for our students! Students may enroll at any time however they must be 15 years old in order to complete the last class module and the final exam. The Secretary of State has announced that this option will be available only until the State of Illinois reaches Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan (currently planned for 6/11/21). We encourage students to take advantage of this online classroom option while they can (once the WEBCAST is started then students WILL be able to complete the class online even if Phase 5 has begun).

  • We look forward to offering our traditional IN PERSON classes this summer once Phase 5 is in place. Please check the schedules at the classroom locations that are closest to you to review all of your class options. Schedules are being built as we speak so continue to check back in the next week or two as well.
  • Please contact Customer Service with any questions at 800-374-8373. Thank you for your patience!

    In-Vehicle Training UPDATES:

      • As a result of the highly unusual set of circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic we have made some modifications to our standard behind the wheel procedures.
      • All in-vehicle training will start and end at Top Driver Education Centers in order to accommodate vehicle cleaning.
      • Mandatory use of face coverings/masks by all students and instructors is required. Lessons will not be conducted if a student is not wearing proper face covering. This is mandated by the Illinois Secretary of State. Students and instructors are asked a series of Pre-Drive Questions regarding their potential exposure to COVID-19 and lessons can be cancelled at no charge if there is any possibility of illness or exposure due to COVID-19.

    Thank you very much for your continued patience and flexibility as direction from the government changes daily and we evaluate our procedures and programs.

    The Top Driver Management Team


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