Students can apply for their Learner's Permit once they have turned 15 and completed the first unit/module of either the Parent-Taught Drivers Education or Online Drivers Ed courses.
The Parent-Taught course will give you the option of purchasing and taking the Learner's Permit exam online instead of at the DPS. The Online Drivers Ed course already features the Learner's Permit exam within the program.
What forms do I need in order to apply for a permit?
When applying for your permit at the DPS, you will need the following items:
DE-964E Certificate (Earned after the first 6 hours (Module 1) of driver's ed)
DL-90A (Driver Education Affidavit)
DL-91A (Classroom Instruction Log)
VOE (Verification of Enrollment and Attendance)
Identification and residency documents
Do I have to complete my driver education training in one sitting?
Students may log on and off as needed (even in the middle of Modules/Sections) at their convenience. All progress a student has made will be saved.
What behind-the-wheel training do I need to get a Driver's License?
Before applying for a Driver's License, students will need to complete 44 hours of live, actual driver training (in addition to the 32 hours of required classroom training) under the observation of a qualified parent, legal guardian or instructor.
7 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction
7 hours of in-car observation
30 hours of behind the wheel practice (including 10 hours at night)
The Parent-Taught Driver Education program is designed so that qualified parents may act as a student's behind-the-wheel instructor. However, the Online Drivers Ed course leaves the choice of an instructor up to the student; they may either choose a parent, legal guardian, or certified instructor.
How will I get my certificate at the end of the course?
Driving School offers the certificate of completion for free, via first class mail, after students successfully complete the course. Certificates will be delivered 5-7 business days after completion.
Classes and Fees
When are driving lessons offered?
Driving lessons and observation time are offered by appointment seven days a week during the hours of 7:00AM through 8:00PM.
What is observation?
Observation is when a student sits in the back seat of the car during a driving lesson and observes another student driving.
How long is a driving lesson?
Each driving lesson runs for 2 hours, with the student driving for 1½ hours and observing for Approximately 30 minutes.
What are the fees and when are they due?
The fee for the complete driver education program is *$249. This includes 30 hours classroom instruction, 12 hours of behind the wheel driving, 6 hours of observation time. This fee must be paid by the first class.
For a list of all other fees please see the Tuition section on our website.
Do you offer private lessons and what is the cost?
Yes, we offer one-on-one instruction; the fee is $50 per lesson, which includes 1½ hours of behind-the-wheel training.