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    2020- 2021 Drivers Education Registration Form

    CORRECTED: DMV Adjusts Road Test Waiver Requirements for Drivers 18 and Over
    Waiver to remain in place until road tests resume

    (Editor's Note: This corrects information from a release earlier today on road test waivers)

    RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is providing clarification for road test waiver requirements to help drivers better understand if they meet the criteria for issuance of a driving privilege under the recent emergency rule.

    Temporary road test waivers are available to drivers who need a regular Class C license and meet at least one of these conditions:

    Condition 1

    1. Turned 18 years old while holding a N.C. Learner’s Permit;
    2. Has a supervised driving log, demonstrating 60 hours of “behind the wheel” driving. At least 10 of those hours are required to have been during nighttime hours. The driving logs must be signed by the supervising driver(s) who have a valid adult driver’s license issued by the state of North Carolina. Logs must be submitted to NCDMV at the time the driver seeks to obtain a license; and
    3. The applicant must not have been convicted of a motor vehicle moving violation, seat belt infraction or unlawful use of a mobile phone.

    Condition 2

    1. 18 years or older
    2. Held a N.C. Learner’s Permit for 90 days
    3. Has a supervised driving log, demonstrating 60 hours of “behind the wheel” driving. At least 10 of those hours are required to have been during nighttime hours. The driving logs must be signed by the supervising driver(s) who have a valid adult driver’s license issued by the state of North Carolina. Logs must be submitted to NCDMV at the time the driver seeks to obtain a license.
    4. Have not been convicted of a motor vehicle moving violation, seat belt infraction or unlawful use of a mobile phone.

    Condition 3

    1. 18 years or older
    2. Most recent N.C. driver license has not been expired more than one renewal cycle and was in good standing at the time of expiration.
    3. For drivers who are 18-65 years old – not expired more than eight years.
    4. For drivers who are 66 or older – not expired more than five years.

     Condition 4

    1. 18 years or older
    2. Held a license from another state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory
    3. The driver must provide their most recent license and a certified, five-year driving record.
    4. Have not been convicted of a motor vehicle moving violation, seat belt infraction or unlawful use of a mobile phone.

    “The division’s top priority is safety, not only of our customers and examiners, but also the driving public,” said NCDMV Commissioner Torre Jessup. “We believe that in addition to the knowledge test required to receive a learner’s permit, the supervised driving requirement provides sufficient behind the wheel experience and instruction to prepare members of the public for issuance of the driving privilege without a road test under the current pandemic conditions.”

    These drivers must have an appointment at a license office, which can be made online on the NCDMV website. Once on the website, select “Driver License – First Time” as the type of appointment, then pick an office and select a date and time.

    At the time of the appointment, drivers must present all of the required documentation for a new driver as described on the New Drivers page on the NCDMV website and the documentation that verifies eligibility of the qualifications above. Also, per Governor Cooper’s executive order, all customers must wear a facial covering or mask, and they are also subject to pre-screening health questions.

    Drivers who qualify for the waiver will be issued a license of the appropriate length for their age, either eight or five years. Waivers under this special provision do not apply to drivers who are governed by Legal Presence or Lawful Status or drivers in the Medical Review program.

    The waivers announced July 20 are allowed under emergency administrative rules language that states “during a pandemic where an executive order is in place, the requirement of a road test may be waived if previous driver training and/or safe driving records can be established.”

    This waiver process will remain in place until DMV resumes road tests, which is anticipated when the state reaches Phase 3 of its re-opening. 

     

    Driving Eligibility Certificate 

    For Driving Eligibility Certificates, please contact our Dean Mrs. Pat Moore (pmoore1@wcpss.net) if your student has a scheduled appointment at the NC DMV within the next 30 days. The process to request the required Driving Eligibility Certificate is linked: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/42798 

     

    Drivers Education

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  • The goal of the Wake County Public School System and its driver education contractor, Jordan Driving School (JDS), is to provide a quality driver education program to all students in a safe and timely manner. The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) requires 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind-the-wheel training. The average time to complete the Driver Education class, from registration through the classroom and driving phases, is four months. Students wanting their permits by age 15 must register on or before the age of 14 years, eight months. Students with extracurricular activities or jobs may take longer due to conflicts with scheduling driver education.

    There are no academic requirements in order to take the driver education class. There are academic requirements in order to apply for a permit or license after finishing the driver education class.

    Students should complete and submit a registration form. Once students are assigned to a class, they will be notified to pay the $65.00 fee in order to finalize their registration. Students that are dismissed from driver education class due to behavior or attendance problems will not be allowed to take driver education a second time through the Wake County Public School System.

    Parents are highly encouraged to attend a parent-teen meeting, held on the last day of the classroom session for driver education students. This meeting will inform parents and students of behind-the-wheel procedures and provide best practices for parents teaching teens to drive.  Attending parents will receive a Parent-Teen Driver Training Manual and DVD designed to give parents proper driving techniques and lessons, to help themselves and their teen, during Phase 1 of graduated licensing.

    Registration information

    You must be 14½ years of age for the required 30-hour classroom portion. Driver Education is offered through a private contractor, Jordan Driving School, after school hours, Saturdays, holiday breaks and during summer months. Driver Education is offered to each eligible student residing within Wake County, who pays a $65 fee to register for a class. A lead teacher at each of the WCPSS high schools is assigned to administer the Driver Education program.

    Additional information

    For additional information, a message may be left for the lead teacher, who will return the call as soon as possible. You may also call Jordan Driving School, or visit their web site at www.jordandriving.com. On the website you will find general information, email addresses for the lead teachers, specific classroom dates and a list of additional classes that might be available. For Behind the Wheel questions or information specific to your school, contact your lead teacher.

Sign up for Drivers Ed

Contact the lead Driver Education teacher at your school. Check the main office for registration forms.