Restricted Instruction Permit
The School Bus and Traffic Safety Section of the DMV provides the eye exams for the restricted instruction permit.
Your class instructor will notify when your class has a scheduled exam date and location, those dates are listed below as well, and updated when new dates are scheduled.
Bring the filled out RIP form with you – it is the only information you need
Fill out the top portion of the form, student and parent must sign, and take it with you to the eye exam. They will complete the eye exam portion, a drivers ed instructor will be present to sign the form.
Anyone may accompany the student to eye exam
Only students over the age of 14 1/2 and under 18 may obtain an eye exam - Students who are 18 years old, but are still enrolled in a public, private, charter or licensed home school may still take Driver Education. However, upon completion of the class, they must go to the DMV and apply for their permit before they can be scheduled for the Behind-the-Wheel lessons. Once the student has been issued a NC permit, they will need to send a copy of the permit to MPI in order to be added to the list for driving. Students that are no longer enrolled may obtain a permit/license at the DMV.
Return the form to MPI (PO Box 212 Bakersville NC 28705) in order to be added to the list for the driving portion. 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. Driving instructors will contact you at the number you list on the form. List a number that will be answered Students will not be added to the list to drive until form is turned in. Once the form is received and processed, you will receive a confirmation email.
Print form here: RIP FORM
Please select your county below for upcoming eye exam information
**Students will need to have RIP form with student info filled out and parent signature
Eye Exams will be held at Mitchell High School on April 4 11:00 - 1:00 during lunches
Eye exams will be held at Mountain Heritage HS on April 5 during lunches (11:14 - 1:20)