Teen Program

Teen driver education

Program Requirements

Thirty hours of classroom with a state-licensed and bonded driving school.
Each classroom session is broken-down into fifteen two-hour sessions.
6 hours of driving and 6 hours of observation with state-licensed and bonded driving school.
19 hours of driving with a parent or legal guardian.
Hold a learners permit for at least six months. (Permit is valid for one full year.)


A total of 30 hours of classroom instruction at our school

There are 15 days of classroom each class day is two hours long

Our traditional classes start at the beginning of each month

Be sure to read the "Rules & Regulations" file that we email to you when you register

We discuss how to obtain your permit on the first day of class

While our traditional class may not seem as convenient as an online experience, we do want parents and students to consider the value of peer interaction as well as having a live teacher who provides demonstrations and is available to answer questions.


A total of 30 hours of online classroom

You can start your classroom at any time

You can go at your own pace

Maximum of two hours per day

You must finish your classroom within three months (90 days)

*If you don't complete your on line program in 90 days there will be a $25.00 reactivation fee.

Be sure to read the "Rules & Regulations" file that we email to you when you register

If you have begun your classroom and you are 15-1/2 or older, please call our office to schedule a permit test. 608-238-4202

Only select this option if you have already completed classroom at another school

Be sure to read the "Rules & Regulations" file that we email to you when you register

You must have proof of classroom completion (with authorization code) from other school

Email this completion to info@4lakesdrivingschool.com

Once you have enrolled and sent us the completion email, call our office to schedule a permit test. 608-238-4202

When it comes down to it, you may wonder why you should even bother enrolling in driver training. Wisconsin only makes attending driving school mandatory for those not yet 18. But, there are many good reasons why you should sign up for driver's education at 4 Lakes. Our instructors care about their students and our instructors want their students to be safe. It is all about making the best choice ? of ensuring that all teens learn how to drive safely.

Oldest - Since 1965 we have been serving the greater Madison area. With over 50 years of experience, we are not a here today, gone tomorrow business.

Largest - More people choose 4 Lakes; more than any other school. With Westside, and Eastside, locations, we have seven training cars, and 12 instructors waiting to serve you.

Professional - At 4 Lakes, we follow the rules and laws set out by the state of Wisconsin. For a driving school to remain in business for 0ver 50 years and to maintain a perfect record and standing with the state, it demonstrates our level of professionalism. We take our role in the community very seriously by providing a valuable service to the families which choose 4 Lakes.

Cars - 4 Lakes purchases new training vehicles for our fleet every two years so our students are always driving in cars that are safe with the latest technology.

Repeat Business - Parents often choose to send all of their children to 4 Lakes. In fact, many of our students from 25 & 30 years ago are now sending their teenagers to our school.

Full Time Office - Our school is staffed five days a week, Monday thru Friday, with someone here to answer all your questions and concerns immediately.

It is very important that parents take a role in their teen drivers education. It is mandatory that a parent/legal guardian drive with their teen for at least nineteen hours over the six months a teen is required to hold their learners permit. 4 Lakes will do twelve required hours with your teen. We encourage parents to practice with your teen in between their professional driving lessons. Additional practice will help driving become second nature to the novice driver.

We understand that modern day parents have busy schedules and it is hard to fit driving time in with their teen. Many of us at 4 Lakes are also parents! But, we know that even small drives from here to there are crucial to developing good driving skills. Please take time out of your busy schedules and help make your children safe and courteous drivers. It is one of the best investments you will ever make!

Dear Jack,

Thank you for helping Jordyn learn how to drive safely. Your efforts are so very important to us as she will be driving for many years to come. You are a great role model and we all appreciate your efforts!!

Thank you again!

Marda, Andrew and Jordyn

Dear Ms. Rebecca,

Thank you for your work with Patrick. You have done an excellent job! Your attention to detail and the stressing of how serious driving is, is most appreciated by my husband and me.

All the best to you,

Mrs. Monica O'Connor

Dear Mr. Tracy,

You have made my driver ed experience amazing. I am truly grateful to have an instructor like yourself. You never fail to put a smile on my face. You deserve the world, Mr. Tracy, not just a simple Thank You. But I do want to thank you, because you are a teacher who makes learning fun.

P.S. Happy holidays and I hope your greatness lives on forever.


Call or TEXT: 608-238-4202

  • About Us

    For past 50 years 4 Lakes Driver Training has been training teens driver education in Madison.

    Licensed by the State of Wisconsin Dept of Transportation
  • Office Hours

    • Mon-Wed 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Thu 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sat, Sun Office is Closed
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