Restricted Instruction Permit
ONLY School Bus and Traffic Safety EYE EXAMS CAN BE ACCEPTED
THESE CAN ONLY BE DONE AT THE LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW
OTHER DMV OFFICES WILL NOT PROVIDE THE EXAM
Due to the constraints and restrictions Covid has caused, NCDMV offices are only permitted to perform Essential Services. This no longer includes the vision screening required for the restricted instruction permit.
The School Bus and Traffic Safety Section of the DMV will be offering free eye exams for the restricted instruction permit. The dates and location are listed below.
No appointment is necessary. YOU MUST BRING THE RIP FORM WITH YOU
Please note social distancing, facial coverings, and other precautions will be required. They can accommodate no more than two people in the building at a time; you will have to wait outside and six feet apart.
Mtn Heritage High School - 333 Mountain Heritage High School Rd, Burnsville, NC 28714
Hours: 2 - 3 PM
***NOTE – Lower level toward football field.
Tunnel Rd DMV Office (600 Tunnel Rd. Asheville 28805)
August 31, Sept 10, 14, 21, 24, 28 Hours: 8 - 12 & 1 - 3 PM
October 5th 1:00PM-3:00PM
October 12th 8:00AM-12:00PM 1:00PM-3:00PM
October 19th 8:00AM-12:00PM 1:00PM-3:00PM
October 26th 8:00AM-12:00PM 1:00Pm-3:00PM
***NOTE – Only use the side door that says the DMV has moved.
Murphy High School (234 High School Cir, Murphy, NC 28906)
Wednesday, September 2 from 9:00 until 1130
Henderson DMV (125 Baystone Dr., Hendersonville NC 28791)
PARK ONLY IN THE MAIN LOT (side and back parking for law enforcemnt only)
Enter back of building
9/21 12:30 - 3:30
9/29. 8:00 – 3:00
10/7. 8:00 – 3:00
10/14. 8:00 – 3:00
Only 1 student is allowed out of the vehicle at a time and students must wear a mask.
East Rutherford HS (331 E High Rd, Bostic, NC 28018)
Wait in car in main parking lot, masks required
Bring RIP form with you
Any questions regarding final grades or form should be directed to your class instructor.
You will not receive confirmation of RIP receipt until grades are in and you have been assigned an instructor.
Once the course portion is complete: (if you have passed the course and you have sent in your Restricted Instruction Permit Form)
This form is how the students are added to the list to complete the driving portion after the class.
Fill out the top portion of the form and take it with you to the DMV. They will complete the eye exam portion. Driving instructors will contact you at the number you list on the form. List a number that will be answered
**You are required to go to DMV (dates and times are listed here: mtnpro.com/rip-form) to have the eye exam completed form completed before you send the form to the main office (Mountain Professionals Driving School PO Box 212 Bakersville NC 28705). You will not be added to the list for driving without turning in the form.. DO NOT take form to high school or driver, it must be mailed in for grade verification.
Your driving instructor will call you to schedule you for driving when it is your turn. Contact information for instructors is not given out, if you have any questions regarding the driving portion, you may reply to this email.
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.
Covid precautions can be found here: mtnpro.com
The instructor will provide you with a participation form or you may download the form here: CONSENT FORM
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.
Below are some useful links explaining the process: