Driving Portion

Due primarily to covid and quarantines, behind the wheel instruction is taking longer. The process will take 60-120 days, or longer for younger students, as there are many taking drivers ed that are already 16/17. Once the instructor receives the restricted permit, company policy is to schedule to drive by date of birth, oldest first with each group. 

You will receive a call (at the number listed on form) from an instructor when it is the students turn to drive. They will leave a message or text if there is no answer.

Covid precautions can be found on our website 

Instructor contact information is not given out, if you have questions, you may reply to this email. If you would like to verify your instructor, we have a list available at https://www.mtnpro.com/drivers-ed-instructors

NC DMV regulations state that each student must drive 6 hours with an instructor and no more than two hours per student per day. There must also be 2 or more students in the car, or a parent may request to ride along.

Once an instructor contacts you for scheduling, be sure to note the instructors name and contact information in case of any issues that may arise. Please note policy below.

**Scheduling Policy: Students are required to have at least 6 hours of in-car lessons. Students must provide at least 24 hours notice to instructors to cancel, or re-schedule an in-car session. Every attempt will be made to accommodate in-car instruction for times that are acceptable for both instructor and student. However, a record shall be kept for consistent cancellations, or re-schedules. If they are found to be excessive, the student will be marked as a “No Show”. Excessive “No Shows” will result in the student being considered to have quit the program and he/she will not be issued a Course Completion Certificate

Avoiding the waiting list.

Due to the demand for driver instruction, students have to wait a few months after submitting the RIP before completing the driving portion. Someone who wants to avoid the line may complete a course of driver instruction at a licensed commercial driver training school in lieu of school-based instruction. We recommend WNC Driving School or Drivers Academy

Driving eligibility certificate.

Form expires in 30 days. Once the student has completed the classroom instruction and the six hours of driving, they must obtain a driving eligibility certificate from their school. Homeschool students may obtain form the dept of non public instruction. Online or out of state students may obtain at the local high school with a transcript from the online institution.

Before heading to DMV.

The applicant should study the driver handbook he or she received in class. To obtain a learner’s permit, a person must pass a written test administered by DMV.

What to take to DMV.

Ready to get a permit? - you can find practice and information on what documents need at the DMV to obtain a permit Here