Advantage Driving School LLC

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When it comes to driver education,
we provide the Advantage


Get the Green Light to Drive at
Advantage Driving School

Advantage Driving School is the leader in Defensive Driving, Traffic School and Driver Education & Training for teens and adults. 

Students will learn and understand road laws and rules while building a solid foundation of skills and knowledge to make their time on the road safe.

In addition to teaching the skills needed to pass the road test, the principal goal of driver education and training is to produce safe drivers. 

With the new law that passed allowing students to receive the temps at 15 years of age, we would like the students to be 14 years and 9 months to begin the driver’s ed program.


Promoting and Instructing
Defensive Driving

Locally Owned & Operated

We are “the place” along the Lakeshore for driver education servicing Manitowoc, Kewaunee and Door Counties!

Licensed & Insured

Each instructor is certified through the State of Wisconsin, is fully qualified, and has a background check.


Classroom and Driving Programs

  • Classes are scheduled every month for the Under 18 and Adult classroom portions.
  • We now offer an online program 
  • We offer a Failure to Yield Course
  • We offer medical driving evaluations for those unsure of their driving abilities
  • 7 days per week behind the wheel instruction

Please call the office for info to register and next available class. 

Fees for Standard and Private
Classroom and Driving Programs

Standard Program

$ 450
  • 30 hours in classroom
  • 6 hours driving
  • 6 hours observing

Private Program

$ 620
  • 30 hours classroom
  • 9 hours private driving


In-house or Online course only
$ 125
  • 30-hours in classroom or online

Failure to Yield Course

$ 60
  • 2 Hours
  • What are the Laws
  • Who receives right-of-way in different situations
  • Keeping the roads safe
  • The Move Over Law

Online Classroom Program

$ 470
  • Online Course
  • 6 hours driving
  • 6 hours observing

Online Classroom Program

$ 635
  • Online Course
  • 9 hours driving

Extra One Hour Behind Wheel

Under 18 years old only
$ 70
  • 1-hour driving

Behind the Wheel Only

$ 420
  • 6-hours driving
  • 6-hours observing

Behind the Wheel Only

$ 630
  • 9 individual driving lessons

Road Test

Use of Advantage Car
$ 80
  • Must call office for availability
  • Meet at DMV in city where test will be
  • Algoma, Manitowoc, or Sturgeon Bay only

Road Test

Use of Advantage Car with ½ hour review lesson
$ 110
  • Must call office for availability
  • Algoma, Manitowoc, or Sturgeon Bay only

Motorist Handbook Review

$ 50 Hour
  • One-on-One review of driving laws
  • Current students receive $10/hour discount

Adult Private Driving Lesson

18 years old and over
$ 85
  • One-Hour driving lesson

Adult Private Driving Lesson

18 years old and over
$ 400
  • 5 - One Hour driving lessons

Adult Refresher Classroom

$ 35 for one person
  • $50 for two people
  • Get refreshed on new laws
  • Learn new driving patterns
  • Reinforce positive driving habits


Free temps testing available with all classes

Assistance scheduling road test

Now Available. 

Call us at 920-652-9200 to register. 

Restrictions apply. 

Call for details. 

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You can register for your driver’s education program by calling us at 920.652.9200 or by searching for our available classes and fill out a registration form on the bottom of that page.

The ideal time to begin classroom is about 15 years  or older. It is best to complete the required 30 hours of classroom time prior to receiving your temps.

A student under the age of 18 is required by law to complete 30 hours of classroom.

You must be 15 years of age and also be registered for a driver’s education classroom in order to receive your temporary license.  A MV3001 form is required to take the temps test.  The parent and/or student should ask the driving school for the MV3001 form.  From the date you receive your temps, you must wait 6 months until you are eligible to take your road test and you need to be 16 years old.

It is during this period that we will schedule your behind the wheel lessons. We offer a basic course of 6 – 2 hour lessons or 9 – 1 hour private lessons.

It is required by the state that the first behind-the-wheel lesson be within 60 days from the date the MV3001 form is signed by the driving school.  After you pass the written temps exam, be sure to call our office immediately to schedule your first behind-the-wheel lesson.

If you need to cancel a driving lesson, please call our office at least 24 hours before the scheduled lesson or a no show fee will be assessed. If our office is not open, please leave a message on the answering machine.

If you do not complete one driving lesson within the required 60 days, your temporary license will be cancelled with the Department of Transportation.

If your temporary license is cancelled, you will have to pay a reinstatement fee, obtain an application form from us to get your temporary license again, and your six month waiting period will start all over again.

You can schedule your road test anytime within the last 11 weeks of your practice lessons. Road tests are scheduled electronically on-line at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website or by clicking on the “schedule your road test” button located on our “student” page.

  • You must pass a vision and knowledge test
  • You must be 15 years of age
  • You may only drive with an adult sponsor
  • You must be enrolled in a behind-the-wheel driver education course
  • No alcohol
  • You must wear a seat belt
  • You will need 50 hours of driving experience to get your probationary license
  • You must hold your temps for 6 months in order to get your probationary license and be at least 16 years of age
  • You must have received no traffic tickets for 6 months prior to applying for your probationary license
  • Points are doubled for every traffic ticket after the first ticket (this applies to all new drivers, regardless of age)
  • Temps will be suspended for 6 months if you receive 12 or more points in 12 months (this applies to all new drivers, regardless of age)

For more information about GDL, click here.

  • You must complete a driver’s education course
  • You must pass the road test
  • You must be 16 years of age or older
  • You can drive alone without a sponsor
  • Must wear your seat belt
  • No alcohol
  • Points are doubled for every traffic ticket after the first ticket (this applies to all new drivers, regardless of age)
  • Probationary license suspended for 6 months if you receive 12 or more points in 12 months (this applies to all new drivers, regardless of age)

For more information about GDL, click here.

  • You can drive alone but passengers are limited: only 1 passenger (friend), immediate family members and qualified adults
  • No driving between midnight to 5:00 a.m. (some exceptions apply)
  • Restrictions can be extended for traffic tickets; suspension or revocation of probationary license; or violation of these restrictions
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Students should arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled road test
and need the following to take the Road Test

Social Security Card


Certified Birth Certificate

Parent or
Legal Guardian


Street Legal Vehicle

Door County +
Kewaunee County Students

Contact the instructor to schedule behind-the-wheel lessons

Manitowoc County students
Contact Advantage Driving School Office 920-652-9200​

Behind-the-wheel lessons


Contact Instructor
Bill at 920-255-5351


Contact Instructor
Ray at 920-304-1707

Southern Door

Contact Instructor
Carl at 920-559-2900

Sturgeon Bay

Contact Instructor
Terry at 920-365-6585

Advantage is Your Key to Success on the Road

Get Started Today!


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Main Office located at 1101 Franklin Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220


We typically respond in 1 business day.

OPEN Monday thru Thursday 12:00pm to 5:30pm/Friday 12:00pm to 4:30pm

We now offer an online program so please contact the office for registration information.

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