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. 

You may fill out the form to receive updated eye exam information.
 

  • Bring the filled out RIP form with you – it is the only information you need

  • Be sure to note the session or school class student attended is on the form

  • Anyone may accompany the student to eye exam

  • **Students that miss a scheduled eye exam or who are issued a DL77 form to have their vision checked by a medical professional during the initial screening should have their eyes checked by the examiners at any North Carolina DMV.

  • 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.

 

Print form here RIP FORM

  • The following eye exams are only available for students that have completed driver's education class, and residing in Henderson/Transylvania County. All others will not be accepted. 

Eye exams will be held on May 26 from 2:00 - 4:00 OR June 9 from 1:00 - 3:00 at the Hendersonville DMV (125 Baystone Dr., Hendersonville NC 28791) from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. 

 

  • Overflow parking can be found at the Tarheel Lanes bowling alley 

  • The following eye exams are only available for students that have completed driver's education class, and residing in Buncombe County. All others will not be accepted. 

 

Eye exams  will be held on June 2nd at the Asheville Event Center (291 Sweeten Creek Rd, Asheville, NC 28803) from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. 

  • The following eye exams are only available for students that have completed driver's education class, and residing in Madison County. All others will not be accepted. 

 

Eye exams  will be held on May 23rd at Madison HS in little theatre (5740 U.S. Hwy. 25/70, Marshall, NC 28753) from 11:30 - 1:30 PM. 

FOR ALL EXAMS:

  • No Appointment is necessary

  • Optometrist eye exams are not accepted

  • An instructor will be present to sign the form

  • Only students over the age of 14 1/2 and under 18 may obtain an eye exam

  • Bring the filled out RIP form with you – it is the only information you need

  • Be sure to note the session or school class student attended is on the form

  • Anyone may accompany the student to eye exam

 

Return the form to MPI (PO Box 212 Bakersville NC 28705) in order to be added to the list for the driving portion. 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.

RIP FORM SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Fill out the top portion of the form and take it with you to the eye exam. 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 

  • Once you have the eye exam completed, you must 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.  

Once the course is over and instructor receives the RIP it typically takes 60-120 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.

 

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 email info@mtnpro.com

 

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, so completion of the driving portion takes at least 12 hours.


Below are some useful links explaining the process:

mtnpro.com/faq
https://www.mtnpro.com/studentsparents
https://www.mtnpro.com/licenseprocess
https://www.mtnpro.com/permit