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Driver's Eligibility Certificate

WCPSS Process for Obtaining a Driver’s Eligibility Certificate (Students and Families)


The following process will allow students to receive a Driver’s Eligibility Certificate (DEC) while school buildings are closed due to COVID-19.


DECs are only valid for 30 days; therefore, students are only eligible to receive a DEC during this time if they have a confirmed appointment with the NCDMV within 30 days of the date of the request.


Parents, you will start by sending an email request to the Dean of Student Services, Vanessa Barnes (, and include the email from NCDMV confirming the date/time of the appointment. You will then receive a reply email confirming the date/time you can come to Millbrook High School to receive the DEC. Appointments will only be set on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM.


Once your appointment is confirmed with the high school, the following steps will be taken:


Step 1: Scan or take a photo of the completed Driver’s Education Certificate and email to the designated contact at the school.

This will limit the amount of paper that has to be exchanged by staff and students. If you are unable to scan or take a photo of the document, then you will need to bring it with you to the appointment.



Step 2: Bring the following documents to the appointment:


  • Student’s birth certificate or passport
  • Completed Driver’s Education Certificate (if it has not been emailed ahead of time)
  • Proof of address if the current address is different than the one listed on the Driver’s Education Certificate or the address listed in PowerSchool. The address must be verified for the NC Real ID.



Step 3: Receiving the DEC


Once you arrive for your appointment, please report to the Attendance Window to receive the DEC. The Attendance Window is located to the left of the glass doors at the front entrance.


It is important that we limit the amount of direct contact and maintain at least 6 feet of social distance. For this reason, please limit the number of family members (preferably just the parent or guardian) who attend the appointment.


Staff will check the student’s grades for adequate progress. The student must have passed 70% of the courses taken in the prior semester in order to receive a DEC.


Once grades have been verified and all other documents are in place, the DEC can be issued to the family.