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No Pass / No Drive

NO PASS / NO Drive

The No Pass/No Drive law was implemented on August 1, 2007. In the new legislation enacted by the Kentucky General Assembly, this law will apply to ALL students 16 and 17 years old who apply for a permit or license on or after August 1, 2007. It is important to understand that when a sixteen or seventeen year old goes to the circuit court clerk’s office to obtain an instructional permit or license, a School Compliance Verification Form must be presented verifying that the student is in compliance with KRS 159.051. If the student is not compliant, the form should not be issued.


The "No Pass/No Drive" statute results in the denial of the school compliance verification form or the revocation of a student's driver’s license for (1) academic deficiency (2.) dropping out of school (3.) missing 9 or more unexcused absences in one semester. Academic deficiency is defined as a student who does not have passing grades in at least four (4) courses in the preceding semester. (2) A sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) year old student is deemed to have dropped out of school when he/she has voluntarily withdrawn or (3) has nine or more unexcused absences in the preceding semester. Any absences due to suspension shall be unexcused absences.  For more information click here.