Where can I obtain a log sheet to record my practice driving time?

When it comes to logging practice driving hours during driver training, each state has its own requirements. Some call for the new drivers to use a log sheet and provide these documents one for you to download, while others require a parent or guardian to sign a sworn statement confirming their child or ward has completed the minimum number of practice hours.

Of course, sometimes all it takes is a parent’s or guardian’s signature on your application.

Scroll down to find information about your state’s requirements.

Alabama: The Alabama Department of Public Safety provides a Behind-the-Wheel Verification Form that the parent, guardian, or driving instructor of each teen driver applying for a full, unrestricted driver’s license must sign. This form verifies the teen driver has completed the required 30 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice.

Alaska: If you’re under the age of 18, you must have a parent, guardian, or employer certify you’ve completed 40 hours of behind-the-wheel practice (10 hours of which must involve driving in inclement weather conditions). The state doesn’t require a formal document; a letter with a signature will suffice.

Arizona: Arizona teens can begin driver training once they obtain their instruction permits. During that time, they must complete 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training and once they’re ready to apply for their Class G licenses, their parent’s, guardian’s, or instructor’s signature on the application acts as proof of the training.

Arkansas: Driver training is recommended, but Arkansas doesn’t require license applicants to meet a certain number of behind-the-wheel driving hours; therefore, you don’t need a log sheet or a sworn statement.

California: In addition to classroom instruction during a driver’s education class, California requires six hours of professional behind-the-wheel driver training and 50 hours of practice with an adult driver 25 years old or older for drivers between the ages of 15 ½ and 17 ½. Your certificate of completion and your parent’s or guardian’s signature on your application will act as proof you’ve completed these requirements.

Colorado: Before teen drivers can apply for their full licenses, they must log a minimum of 50 behind-the-wheel practice hours. Colorado provides an online log sheet.

Connecticut: Connecticut provides an online log sheet  to record the 40 hours of required behind-the-wheel driver training.

Delaware: Driver training in Delaware comes in the form of a required, state-approved driver education course. Teen applicants younger than 18 must present a Delaware Driver Education Certificate (also called a Blue Certificate) to verify they’re met all training requirements.

Georgia: You can provide proof of your completed 40 hours of behind-the-wheel driver training in two ways: An affidavit signed by your driving instructor (and later, your parent) or, if your course was online, a notarized copy of the Parent/Teen Driving Guide signed by your parent or guardian.   

Hawaii: There are different ways to meet your driver training requirements in Hawaii, but you must score six hours of actual behind-the-wheel time. Your certificate of completion will certify you’ve met these requirements.

Idaho: Your driver training instructor will provide you with a form once you’re ready to begin your 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice time. Once your instructor, parent, or guardian signs off on it, you can use it as proof when you’re ready to apply for your license.

Illinois: Illinois provides a log sheet you can use to record the required 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driver training.

Indiana: Drivers younger than 16 who wish to start driving must complete a driver education course either through a high school or a state-approved driver education school. Your certificate of completion proves you met the required 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind-the-wheel driver training.

Iowa: Iowa teens face different requirements when it comes to driver training and logged behind-the-wheel hours depending on age and which license they’re applying for, but when they’re ready to upgrade to the next license all they need to prove they’ve completed the hours is a parent’s or guardian’s signature on the application.

Kansas: One requirement to get your non-restricted driver’s license before you turn 17 is to complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driver training with a licensed driver older than 21. Once you apply for your license, that driver must sign an affidavit stating you completed those hours.

Kentucky: If you’re younger than 18, you must complete 60 hours of behind-the-wheel driver training and Kentucky provides a log sheet you must use to record those hours.

Louisiana: Proof that you’ve completed the required 38-Hour Driver Education Course will act as proof that you’ve completed all the necessary hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice.

Maine: If you’re younger than 21, you must complete 35 hours of behind-the-wheel driving before you can apply for your road test. Maine provides a driving log that also includes instructions and suggestions.

Maryland: In order to obtain your provisional license, you must complete 60 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice. Maryland provides a driving log  for you to record these hours.

Massachusetts: In addition to the 12 hours of behind-the-wheel training you must have in your driver education course, you must also complete 40 hours of behind-the-wheel practice time (or 30, if you completed a driver skills development program) and have your parent or guardian sign off on it when you apply for your Junior Operator’s license.

Michigan: Before you can take your road test and move on to the Level 2 license, you must complete a total of 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice. When your parent or guardian signs your application, it verifies you’ve completed those hours.

Minnesota: You need nothing. Minnesota has no behind-the-wheel driver training requirements.

Mississippi: You’ll complete six hours of behind-the-wheel driver training when you enroll in an approved driver education course, and proof you successfully completed the course acts as proof you completed those hours.

Missouri: Once you have your instruction permit, you must complete 40 hours of behind-the-wheel practice time and have your parent or guardian sign a verification form when you head out to apply for your intermediate license.

Montana: During the first step of Montana’s Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program, the time period in which you hold a permit, you must complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice and your parent or guardian must complete the Graduated Driver Licensing Parent/Legal Guardian Certification.

Nebraska: Nebraska provides two documents for applicants and their parents or guardians: The School Permit/Provisional Operator’s Permit 50 Hours Certification  which a parent or guardian must sign, and the School Permit/Provisional Operator’s Permit Driving Log, which is merely a courtesy to help you stay on track.

Nevada: Drivers younger than 18 must complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driver training. Nevada provides the Beginning Driver Experience Log for you to document these hours and for your parent or guardian to sign off on them.

New Hampshire: New Hampshire provides the Driver’s Out-of-Class Log Sheet for you to record your 40 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice, and your parent or guardian must sign this form.

New Jersey: Drivers who start the licensing process at 16 years old must enroll in a sate-approved driver education program, but the state requires no record additional behind-the-wheel hours.

New Mexico: You must log 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice before you can apply for your provisional license. Use the Driving Log Form the state provides, and make sure you have your parent or guardian sign it.

New York: New York provides Form MV-262 (or, the Certification of 20 Hours of Supervised Driving) for you and your parent or guardian to document the required 20 hours of behind-the-wheel practice.

North Carolina: You’ll have plenty of time in between each license period, but sside from the six hours of behind-the-wheel driver training you’ll get when you enroll in a state-approved driver education course (and you’ll receive a Driver Education Certificate for this), there are no other specific practice requirements.

North Dakota: Before you can take your road exam, you must complete a state-approved driver education course (which includes six hours of on-road driver training) and present a certificate of completion of said course.

Ohio: At your deputy registrar’s branch, you can obtain an affidavit for your parent or guardian to sign verifying that you’ve completed the 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice.

Oklahoma: In Oklahoma, you’ll complete a state-approved driver education course and then immediately move on to driver training. During driver training, you must complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice time (55 hours, if you’re doing the Parent Taught Driver Education) and you must present a notarized Affidavit of Driver Training that your parent or guardian has signed.

Oregon: Oregon requires 50 hours of supervised driving practice, and provides The Oregon Parent Guide to Teen Driving which provides a driving log.

Pennsylvania: You must get 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driver training before you can apply for your junior license. Pennsylvania doesn’t provide a log sheet but does require that your parent or guardian sign the Parent or Guardian Certification Form verifying you’ve completed the hours.

Rhode Island: Aside from completion of the Rhode Island Driver Education Program, which includes 33 hours of instruction, you aren’t required to show proof of any other driver training.

South Carolina: You must complete 40 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice and provides Form PDLA to certify that not only have you completed those hours, but also that you’ve completed the required driver’s education course and meet school attendance requirements.

South Dakota: You need nothing. South Dakota has no behind-the-wheel driver training requirements.

Tennessee: When you apply for your intermediate restricted license, you must provide a Certification of 50 Hours Behind the Wheel Driving Experience signed by your parent, guardian, or driving instructor.

Texas: During your driver training, you’ll complete at least seven hours of behind-the-wheel driving time; this is in addition to your in-car and in-class instruction, of course. Your certificate of completion will act as proof that you completed the requirements. If you were eligible for the Parent Taught Driver Education Program, you’ll need to provide a Parental Driver Education Affidavit (DL-90A) and a Classroom Instruction Record (DL-91A) to prove you’ve met the requirements, but you’ll need to contact the Texas Department of Public Safety to learn more about these forms.

Utah: You must have 40 hours of driving practice before you can apply for your license, and when you apply for your license your parent or guardian will sign an affidavit stating you’ve met the requirements.

Vermont: Before you can apply for your Junior Operator’s License, you’ll need to show proof in the form of a completed Driving Practice Log Sheet that you’ve met the required 40 hours of additional driving practice time.

Virginia: In order to make the jump from your learner’s permit to your driver’s license, you need 45 hours of behind-the-wheel practice time with your parent or guardian. The state provides the 45-Hour Parent/Teen Driving Guide, which divides these hours into sessions and provides a checklist for your parent or guardian to sign for each section.

Washington: In order to apply for your intermediate driver’s license, you must complete, log, and have a parent or guardian sign off on 50 hours of supervised driving practice. Use the log sheets provided in the state’s Behind-the-Wheel Workbook for Driving Lessons.

West Virginia: After you complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice, present the log sheet initialed by the supervising adult driver and signed by your parent or guardian.

Wisconsin: You’ll begin your 30 hours of behind-the-wheel practice after you complete your driver education course, and use the driving log to document those hours.

Wyoming: Document the required 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice using the Certification of Behind-the-Wheel Driving.

Washington DC: You must use the Certification of Eligibility for Provisional License to log 40 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice in order to get your provisional license, and then the Certification of Eligibility for Full License with Conditions to log 10 more hours of nighttime driving practice in order to get your full license.

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