Frequently Asked Questions
How old must a student be to begin driver’s education?
A student can begin driver’s education at the age of 14 years 6 months old.
How old does my son/daughter have to be to get a driver’s permit?
How long does a class take?
We offer classes during the summer and school breaks which lasts for 4 days. During school hours we offer night and weekend packages to accommodate most schedules.
We also offer a 30-hour self-paced, online course that can be worked on anytime, day or night.
What happens after my son/daughter has completed the 30-hour class?
After the student completes and passes the 30-hour (in-person) class or online (self-paced) course and they take and pass the written permit test, they will receive a certificate of completion that they can take to the DMV to obtain their driving permit if they have reached the age of 15 years old. This permit allows the student to begin driving with their parents to complete their 50 hours of practice driving. 10 of the 50 hours must include driving at night.
Once a student obtains their permit, please give our office a call to schedule the student’s 1st 2-hour driving lesson as we are commonly booked out 2-3 months in advance for a driving lesson appointment.
How long must they carry their permit?
They must carry their permit for a full year from the date of permit issue date. After that full year they can apply for a driver’s license if they have reached the age of 16 years old, have logged the 50+ hours of driving with parents/instructors. The driving permit is valid for 3 years after it is issued.
How long do students have to complete the 6 hours driving lessons?
They have 16 months to complete all three, 2-hour drive times. They must have 10-15 hours driving time logged with their parents before their first two hour session can be taken. A student must have at least 30+ hours of logged driving time to be ready for their 2nd 2-hour lesson. A student should have more than 40 hours of logged driving time to be ready for their 3rd 2-hour lesson.
We are commonly booked out 2-3 months for driving lesson appointments (depending on instructor availability and student availability). If you wait until close to the end of the 1-year minimum holding period (instead of spreading out the driving lessons over the year that a teen is required to hold their permit) for your teen’s behind the wheel training, we do not guarantee that all driving lessons can be completed in time for the 1-year date.
***In order to be fair to all of our students, each student is only permitted to schedule 1 driving lesson during the 3-month period of (June-August) due to high demand during the summer break.***
Please see the link below to view the recommended driving lesson schedule (As Based Upon 6 hours of BTW Lessons):
What is BTW?
What curriculum do you teach?
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