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Michigan Driver Education Provider Bond

Bond Requirements and Online Application

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The Michigan Driver Education Provider Bond, is a requirement of the Michigan Secretary of State’s office. This requirement is for all who wish to provide Driver Education Instruction for Teen and Adult Drivers, also for Truck Driver Education. The bond amount is determined by the number of students the school enrolls annually.

What is the purpose of a Michigan Driver Education Provider Bond and how much does it cost?

The bond is an assurance that the principal (the applicant), will reimburse or indemnify any student, financing agency or governmental agency for monetary loss caused through fraud, cheating, or misrepresentation in the conduct of the driver while conducting business with the applicant. The amount of the surety bond is as follows:

Michigan Driver Education Provider Bond

  • Teen/Adult Driver Education Provider
  • 999 or fewer students in one calendar year – $20,000
  • 1000 or more students in one calendar year – $40,000
  • Truck Driver Education Provider – $50,000

How do I obtain a Michigan Driver Education Provider Bond?

Complete our easy to navigate online application. Within one business day,  one of our licensed agents will contact you with a no-obligation quote for your bond (the “premium”). Once any necessary paperwork is signed and the premium payment is processed, your surety bond will be shipped to you via USPS Priority Mail (overnight shipping options also available).

The surety bond experts at Surety Solutions Insurance Services, Inc. (Surety1) are here to help you get bonded quickly and reliably. We work with over a dozen “A” rated surety markets to ensure we find you the lowest rate for your bond. We are also licensed in all 50 states and maintain an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.

Other License Requirements

Surety1 only handles applications for surety bonds. For licenses, the Michigan Department of State will issue it. To make it easier for you, here are the requirements you need to prepare.

Form (Truck) Educational Institution or Governmental Agency
Provider Name Selection (cannot use name of existing provider) Required Required
Fee (payable to State of Michigan) $360 Fee-exempt
Assumed name filing / partnership agreement / Articles of Organization or Incorporation Required N/A
Photo of Sign (attached to building) Required N/A
Original Application for Driver Education Provider Certificate Required Required
Livescan Fingerprint Background Check Request Required Required
Classroom Approval/Fire Marshal Verification Required Required
Driver Education Provider Liability Insurance Certificate Required Required
Driver Education Provider Surety Bond Required N/A
Training Vehicle List Required Required
Driver Education Instructor Employment Form Required Required
Student Contract Checklist Required
Student Contract – Truck Required Required
Classroom Instruction Form – Truck Required Required
BTW Record Keeping Form – Truck Required Required

 

Form Teen Adult Educational Institution or Governmental Agency
Provider Name Selection Required Required Required
Fee $225 $225 Fee-exempt
Assumed name filing / partnership agreement / Articles of Organization or Incorporation Required Required N/A
Original Application for Driver Education Provider Certificate (DES-014) Required Required Required
Livescan Fingerprint Background Check Request Required Required Required
Classroom Approval/Fire Marshal Verification (DES-024) Required Required Required
Driver Education Provider Liability Insurance Certificate (DES-017) Required Required Required
Driver Education Provider Surety Bond (DES-019) Required Required N/A
Training Vehicle List (DES-018) Required Required Required
Driver Education Instructor Employment Form (DES-022) Required Required Required
Provider User ID Request (DES-032) Required N/A Required
Multiple Vehicle (Range) Application (DES-023) Required N/A Required
Classroom Instruction Outline Required N/A Required
Classroom Record Keeping Form – Teen Required N/A Required
Classroom Record Keeping Form – Adult N/A Required N/A
Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) Instruction Outline Required N/A Required
BTW Record Keeping Form – Teen Required N/A Required
BTW Record Keeping Form – Adult N/A Required N/A
Student In-Car Evaluation Checklist Required Required Required
Segment 1 Registration Form Required N/A Required
Segment 1 and 2 Student Contract Checklist Required N/A Required
Student Contract – Segment 1 Required N/A Required
Student Contract – Segment 2 Required N/A Required
Adult Student Contract Checklist N/A Required Required
Student Contract – Adult N/A Required N/A
Graduated Driver License Timeline For Review N/A For Review

 

How to Get Your Michigan Driver Education Provider Bond

1. Complete an online application. It's free and no-obligation. 2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign. 3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Michigan Driver Education Provider Bond!   If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.
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