Driving Portion

After completion of the 30 hour class, students are required to complete 6 hours of behind the wheel before being issued a completion certificate.

Once the classroom portion is complete:

  • *If you take the class at a school, make sure that your instructor has your completed Restricted Instruction Permit (RIP). If you are unsure about the form, you may contact your instructor listed in the confirmation email you received when registering for the class.

  • *If you take an online class, make sure you mailed in the form with eye exam.

  • The driver will contact you at the number listed on the form. List a number or multiple numbers that will be answered or can have a voicemail left.

  • Your final grade for the book work portion of the course will be sent to your driving instructor.

  • Your driving instructor will put you on the list to drive (if you have passed the course and you have turned in your Restricted Instruction Permit Form).

  • Your driving instructor will call you to schedule you for driving, we do NOT give out contact information for driving instructors. You must wait to be contacted. 

  • 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.

  • Instructors drive at least 2 students at a time so completion of the driving portion takes at least 12 hours.

  • Once the course is over and instructor receives the RIP it typically takes 30 - 90 days before students are called to schedule the driving portion. This may take longer for younger students, as there are many taking drivers ed that are already 16/17.

If you have questions about the form or student driving, please use the contact form below.


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