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Drivers Education FAQ

How old do I need to be to take Driver Education?
14 1/2 years of age.

Can I take Driver's Education in the 8th Grade if I am 14 1/2?
If you choose to take Driver's Education through PCHS, you will need to sign up for the Summer session following your 8th grade year.  Otherwise, you may take Driver's Education earlier through a certified third party instructor.

Signing up for Driver Education Classes:
To sign up for Driver Education classes you should seek out the Driver Education lead teacher at
your school. 

Driver Education: Classroom Phase Hours
The 30‐hour classroom phase, during the regular school year, is held after school.

Driver Education: Classroom ‐ What you need to bring to class...
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Loose Leaf Notebook
  • For five day classes held during Christmas break, spring break, or summer, bring lunch, snack, and drinks for the day.
Driver Education: Driving Phase Hours (behind‐the‐wheel)
No student will be scheduled for behind‐the‐wheel instruction until all 30 hours of classroom
instruction have been completed and the DMV has checked his or her eyes (this is done during
the 30‐hour classroom phase).

Completing your Driver Education Courses, Driver Education Certificate:
Upon completion of your Driver Education Courses you will receive a Driver Education
Certificate. This certificate is good as long as you need it. After getting your permit or driver
license, put the certificate in a place where you file important papers and keep it for future use
(insurance, etc.).

What do I do if I lose my Driver Education Certificate?
If you lose your Driver Education Certificate, call the lead teacher at the school where you took
the class. Let them know the date you took the class and the name of your instructor. You need
to tell them your full name and birth date. Expect a wait of at least two weeks.