Frequently Asked Questions
When can a student obtain a Learner's Permit?
A student must be 15 years of age and have successfully completed both 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of Behind the Wheel training.
What does a student need to take to the Driver's License office to be issued a Learner's Permit?
- Driver’s Education certificate
- Driver Eligibility certificate
- Certified birth certificate
- Social Security card
- Parent or guardian to sign the permit
- Money for the Learner's Permit fee ($15)
Can a student obtain a Learner's Permit without completing a Driver Education program?
No, unless the student is 18 years of age or older.
What tests will a student be required to complete at the DMV office to obtain their permit?
- General knowledge test
- Vision test
- Traffic signs recognition test
How long is the Driver Eligibility Certificate valid?
What happens if the Driver Eligibility Certificate expires?
The student must obtain a new certificate from a school administrator.
How long is a student required to maintain their Learner's Permit?
One full year (365 days) from the issue date (unless they reach the age of 18).
How can a student lose their driving privileges?
- Dropping out of school
- Failure to pass 3 out of 4 courses in a semester (90 days)
Is a student required to take Driver’s Education?
Yes, if that student wants to obtain a Learner's Permit or License before he/she is 18 years of age.
Is there a fee to take Driver’s Education?
Yes. There is a $65.00 fee along with a 4% SERVICE FEE when paying with Debt/Credit card. (See Driver's Education homepage for more details)
How old must a student be before he/she is eligible to take Driver’s Education?
A student must be at least 14 ½ years of age on the first day of class.
How does a student register for the Driver’s Education Program?
Contact the Driver’s Education lead instructor at the High School the student attends. Link to Driver’s Ed contact page
Can a student complete the Behind the Wheel sessions prior to the classroom sessions?
No, a student must successfully complete the classroom before being scheduled for the Behind the Wheel sessions.
If a student attends a private school or is home schooled, how do they enroll in Driver’s Education?
Private school students should contact the Driver’s Education lead instructor at the high school in which the private school is located. Home schooled students should contact the Driver’s Education lead instructor at the high school where they are domiciled.
Is a student who has dropped out of school eligible to take Driver Education?
No, a student must be enrolled in a public, private, or home school.